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Women's Hockey Roundup April 6-12

A new coach, a new team, an AMA, women's sledge hockey and plenty more!

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Sarah Edney of the Brampton Thunder
Sarah Edney of the Brampton Thunder
Dave Holland | CWHL

Ryerson University's paper The Ryersonian came out with a bit of a state-of-women's-hockey from the Ryerson Rams perspective, including thoughts from 2 players who have entered the CWHL draft, Rams head coach Lisa Haley (also coach in Sochi) and  Kori Cheverie (Furies player and Rams skate training specialist). It even has some discussion of the NWHL. Definitely reccommended reading.

Angelica Rodriguez wrote a piece about Role Models, Setting an Example, and Pro Women's Hockey Players for the Victory Press

A new women's hockey podcast She Shoots She Scores has just started. Its first episode features our own Emily Wang as a special guest!

An in-depth look at women's hockey broadcasting from Eyes On the Prize.


University of Western Ontario names new head coach

A profile on UWO's graduating goalie Kelly Campbell


Trine University will house Indiana's first women's college hockey team

From Women's Hockey Life - Cornell alumnae in the pro leagues.

Lee Stecklein, Gopher and Team USA player knows a couple of things about winning championships.


The CWHL has a league in the Stanley Cup bracket challenge. Players are staff and submitting brackets, but fans are also encouraged to compete - the fan winner will win a CWHL All-Star Game jersey.

Sports Illustrated looks at CWHL neo-rookies Marie-Philip Poulin and Leslie Oles.

A nice article on Inferno goalie Delayne Brian and a profile on Canadiennes player Chelsey Saunders.

When Les Quebecoises met Les Canadiennes - women's sledge hockey!


The NWHL is looking for summer interns

Watch This Hockey does a Q&A with a couple of Beauts players - Kelley Steadman and Devon Skeats.

More re-signings as the restricted free agency period continues:

Riveters: Packer and Fritz-Ward followed by captain Ashley Johnston, who took a paycut.

Beauts: Paige Harrington

Today's Slapshot concludes their series on outstanding practice players with the Boston Pride and serves up the second part of Mike Murphy's interview with GM/coach Chad Wiseman.

More discussion on the effects of the new roster size in general and specifically regarding the Buffalo Beauts.

Kate Cimini evaluates Boston Pride draft picks.


Team USA hero Alex Carpenter did an AMA on Reddit yesterday. One question - she was an NWHL draft pick last year - will she sign?

Current IIHF rankings are outCrucially, Switzerland and Japan are ranked sixth and seventh respectively and will each host a Final Olympic Qualification tournament in February 2017.

Probably not particularly surprising, but Worlds brought money to Kamloops.

Bronze is the New Gold, a breakdown of the other teams from Worlds Top Division

Team Poland won the Division II A tournament and moves into Division I B. Team North Korea came second, its best ever performance at Worlds, and Team Great Britain claimed third.

The 2016 Women's Under 18 Worlds will take place in Regina Saskatchewan this November.

Ouellette, Sunohara and St-Pierre talking to young hockey players in Kamloops. From Dog Driver Media