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Fitz-Ward's final games. Plus, Clarkson upsets St Lawrence, Blades still looking for their first W, profile of a Whitecap, and Hockey USA announces their training camp roster.

Riveters alternate captain Morgan Fritz-Ward played her final NWHL games this weekend
Riveters alternate captain Morgan Fritz-Ward played her final NWHL games this weekend
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Plays of the Week: Breakaways galore - The Ice Garden
Seems like everyone was trying a fancy breakaway move on this week’s edition of #TIGTop4.

Staturday with Mike, 12/3 - The Ice Garden
No one can score against (or beat) St. Lawrence.

Hockey, The Stepping Stone to Success [PART 2]
Find out why women’s hockey pioneer Fran Rider credits her success to the game in Part 2 of our series

U Sports

RSEQ week 7 overview - The Ice Garden
Mélodie Bouchard played overtime hero as Ottawa entered the national rankings


NCAA

Week 10 Div I Polls: USCHO | Ice Garden

Weekend wrap: Dec. 4 :: USCHO.com Blogs :: D-I Women's Hockey Blog ::

Women’s college hockey: week 10 NWHL prospect report - The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden’s weekly update on the NWHL’s 2016 draftees

Halfway Home: Breaking Down The Women’s Hockey East Standings - BC Interruption
The Eagles have played 12 of 24 league games. We look at how the league has shaped up so far.

College women's hockey: Bulldogs in position to end NCAA tournament drought | Duluth News Tribune
After finishing up nonconference play with a 3-0-1 mark, the Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey program is in serious contention for its first NCAA tournament berth since 2011.

Clarkson upsets St. Lawrence to clinch the top of the ECAC standings - The Ice Garden
After their first meeting ended in a 3-3 tie, Clarkson ended St. Lawrence’s 18 game winning streak with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.

Gopher, Badger Women's Teams Split Series in Madison
The Gopher and Badger women's team split a series over the weekend, leaving the number one and two ranked teams in the nation in place this week.

In school, hockey, Pankowski puts her head down and gets to work -Women's Hockey - Wisconsin Athletics
Annie Pankowski devoted a good chunk of her week getting ready for midterm exams in organic chemistry and physics.

The Education of Syd the Kid - The Ice Garden
Harvard standout Sydney Daniels wears the "C" well.

CWHL

Game Recaps

Les Canadiennes shut out Boston Blades - Eyes On The Prize
Montreal back on track with a solid effort on the road

Caroline Ouellette closes in on two milestones as Canadiennes beat Boston - Eyes On The Prize
Four goal game puts her within reach for the game at the Bell Centre

Furies Postgame: GTA Rivalry Weekend, DIFD, and a tight loss for Toronto Furies | The LeafsNation
This weekend is a huge one for the Toronto Furies and the CWHL in general.
(Saturday's game was streamed outside the CWHL youtube page, in case anyone wanted to watch)

Furies Postgame: GTA Rivalry Weekend ends in Barrie with a Furies Win | The LeafsNation
The GTA Rivalry Weekend has come to a close with a decisive win over the Brampton Thunder.

Next week's games:

Inferno @ Canadiennes: Saturday 1:30pm CWHLlive (Bell Centre), Sunday 1:30pm (Centre Étienne-Desmarteau)

Blades @ Furies: Saturday 7:30pm (William Allman Arena, Stratford), Sunday 1:00pm (MasterCard Centre)

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News

CWHL's Boston Blades Dahm-inating In Net
Goaltending was the Boston Blades' saving grace last season, when Genevieve Lacasse stood in net in black and yellow, facing sometimes more than 55 shots a game and beating back the offense with nothing more than her pads, stick and a ferociously focused attitude.

Where in the world is Cassandra Poudrier? - The Ice Garden
After being selected by Les Canadiennes in the second round of the 2016 CWHL Draft, Cassandra Poudrier’s promising career has gotten off to a slow start.

Christina Kessler Is Keystone In Furies' Structured Success
And Toronto has been riding the hot hand of starting goaltender Christina Kessler through the first half of the regular season.

Brampton's Jess Jones Synonymous With Thunder's Success
As teams round the halfway point of their CWHL season, The Brampton Thunder are deeply entrenched in a physical and spiteful battle for...

Whitecaps

Catching up with Mira Jalosuo - The Ice Garden
The Whitecaps defenseman talks to The Ice Garden about her busy schedule and life in the State of Hockey.

NWHL

Game Recaps

NWHL: Beauts Win, Pride Stay Perfect
The Buffalo Beauts defeated the NY Riveters, while the Boston Pride captured two wins to stay perfect in NWHL action this weekend.

New York Riveters Weekend Recap: A Farewell to Fritz-Ward - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Riveters grabbed only one out of four possible points in two games this weekend.

Next week's games:

Beauts @ Whale: Saturday 7:00 pm

Whale @ Riveters: Sunday 5:00 pm

NWHL on Youtube

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News

NWHL Q&A With Zoe Hayden And Hannah Bevis: Part I and Part II

NWHL: Business.... As Usual?
The NWHL appears to be preparing for this weekend's games as usual, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding the league and its recent paycuts.

Riveters eager to make a run for the Isobel Cup - The Ice Garden
Ashley Johnston discusses moving forward from salary cuts

One last time for Morgan Fritz-Ward - The Ice Garden
The NWHL All-Star discusses her decision to retire

Salary Cut Made Staying In NWHL Hard To Justify For Morgan Fritz-Ward
Today New York Riveters forward Morgan Fritz-Ward will skate in her final NWHL game. The former Quinnipiac captain announced her retirement...

Rebecca Russo Is The Sparkplug Of New York Riveters
The New York Riveters went 2-0-1 in November and clawed their way into second place in the standings.

Catching Up with Ketchum
Bray Ketchum on the inaugural NWHL season

IIHF

Larocque stays focused
Canadian with PyeongChang on horizon

2016 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp Roster Set
Thirty-seven players have been invited to the 2016 Women's Winter Training Camp from Dec. 12-15 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team announces world championship roster
Twenty-three players will look to bring home gold for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the upcoming 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, taking place Jan. 7-15 in Prerov and Zlin, Czech Republic.


International Leagues

Hockey Abroad: The Austrian Thanksgiving fiasco - The Ice Garden
As if Thanksgiving isn’t already busy enough, try cooking Thanksgiving in another country- with no turkey!