Out of the Shadows Hayley Wickenheiser writes about Steve Montador, depression, anxiety, hockey culture and supporting athletes as people during and after the game.
The challenges of developing the game at the minor levels.
Laura Taylor, one of the goalies on the 2015-16 CIS silver medal UBC Thunderbirds passed away this week. Her family writes "For more than half her life, Laura valiantly tried to overcome her long battle with the effects of depression, within the disease of bipolar disorder, but sadly the struggle finally took its toll"
Golden Gophers Amanda Kessel and Hannah Brandt opening Game 4 between the Stars and the Wild.
Canadian national team head coach Laura Schuler has been hired as head coach for Dartmouth College.
To be strictly technical, the CWHL is only tangentially involved in this next story about opposition to the NWHL registering a trademark in Canada but it's hard not to see this as the CWHL and its partners taking steps to defend against a possible NWHL expansion. Considering that the original "National Women's Hockey League" was a precursor to the CWHL, this might actually be a real stumbling block for any Canadian expansion.
Tatiana Rafter continues her weekly column over at Stanley Cup of Chowder.
When the week started, the story was more about how the restricted free agency period is coming to an end (April 30) with not a heck of a lot of players signed. Then other stuff happened. Normally, I try not to have a lot of duplication about one particular issue, but I think how this latest issue with the NWHL has been covered says a lot not only about the league, but about the media who cover them.
Meg Linehan broke the story that one of the NWHL's investors might be preparing to sue the league for Excelle Sports.
Kate Cimini at Today's Slapshot reported it like this, including further comment from the league. Jen Neale for Puck Daddy. Zoë Hayden at Victory Press. Michelle Jay for Along the Boards. More from Cimini, in an opinion piece.
Dave Pendrys provides a bit of historical perspective, reminding us that things are early and even the NHL had a rocky start.
The City of Boston declared April 23 Boston Pride day.
Meghan Duggan has stepped down as assistant coach for Clarkson University to focus on her Olympic preparations. Erik Wollschlager speculates on what this might mean for her involvement in the NWHL.
Boston Pride GM Hayley Moore sees the impact the NWHL has had on younger players.
New Connecticut Whale GM Lisa Giovanelli talks to Kate Cimini about the challenge she's facing in the offseason.
The second ever NWHL trade didn't technically involve players. It involved the rights of two of last year's draft prospects - Riveters and Whale found a way around the new Draft Tax.
Jordan Smelker became the first Boston Pride player to re-sign.
CWHL photographer Chris Tanouye shares more of his photos from the IIHF Women's World Championships.
UND women's hockey players are volunteering at the men’s U18 tourney
Alex Rigsby wasn't Team USA's only goalie at Worlds. A profile of Nicole Hensley.