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Women's Hockey Roundup: USA wins, offseasons kick into gear

Team USA reigns supreme, CWHL draft registration is open and the NWHL have created an RFA period.

Team USA celebrate their win
Team USA celebrate their win
Chris Tanouye / CWHL

An interview with Wayne Norton, author of Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women’s Hockey in Western Canada about his book and the origins of women's hockey in British Columbia.

Hannah Bevis has an in-depth piece on Wickenheiser, Poulin and the youth movement in Canadian women's hockey

Oh look, someone talking about unifying the two pro leagues again. This time it's Postmedia. Maybe cover the leagues more than once in a blue moon and come back to us, kay?

CIS

Meet CIS player of the year Valerie Lamenta.

UBC Thunderbirds goalie Danielle Dubé has had a fascinating hockey career.

Another Thunderbird, Kaylin Snodgrass.

Former Inferno player Olivia Sutter is currently playing CIS hockey with McGill.

NCAA

A Sports Illustrated feature on UND forward Lisa Marvin's path towards recovery after a brutal car accident.

The Frozen Four final was tape-delayed by a week and the ratings still outdid any NCAA men's hockey game airing live that weekend.

CWHL

Registration for the CWHL draft is now open, and there's already one US born player signed up. If you're looking for the list of draft prospects so far it's  here. If you're looking to sign up, information is  here and registration is here.

A look back at the Inferno's Do It For Daron fundraising game.

The CWHL asked fans to tell them about their favourite moments from the past season.

NWHL

Front office changes around the league this past week - Victory Press sums them up.

Blueshirt Banter talks about the new Riveters GM Chad Wiseman and Stanley Cup of Chowder talks about Pride GM Hayley Moore continuing on.

Today's Slapshot has an exclusive interview with the new Beauts GM, and part one of an interview with the new Riveters GM.

The NWHL announced a new restricted free agency period, and a draft tax. Kate Cimini and Mike Murphy have info and opinions.

Kelly Babstock became the first NWHL player to re-sign for next year.

A Today's Slapshot series on NWHL practice players that might become regular players: WhaleRiveters and Beauts.

Asian Players Helping to Make History in Women’s Pro Hockey

No, the NWHL are not expanding to New Jersey.


IIHF

The Eisenschmid sisters helped bring Team Germany into the top division last week.

Team France achieved their best ever results in women's international hockey.

A profile of Team Austria / New York Riveters Janine Weber.

The South Korean team keeps improving.


Kamloops 2016: USA 1, Canada 0 (OT)

To recap: Day 2Day 3, a semi-final preview... the most intense hockey game I've watched in a very long time, ending in heartbreak. (Also, petition to never let Rod Black call another women´s hockey game for the rest of his existence).

Stanley Cup of Chowder has one perspective on the gold medal game, Habs Eyes on the Prize has another.

Here's the official IIHF recap and Meg Linehan's excellent pictures of the game. (Check out all her Worlds photo essays). Kate Cimini shows what things looked like on Twitter.

Some profiles of Canadian players: the Nova Scotians, the Manitobans and rookie Blayre Turnbull.

Sports Illustrated profiled US forward Shiann Darkangelo and The Players' Tribune was along for the ride with Team USA.

Hockey Nova Scotia wrote an open letter to their players after the game.