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Women's Hockey Wednesday: Angela James and LGBTQIA Representation

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Plus Olympic qualification news, the ups and downs of the NWHL offseason, and the Boston Blades need you!

 (L-R) Angela James and Cammi Granato share a moment looking at their new Hall rings at the media opportunity prior to their induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 8, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
(L-R) Angela James and Cammi Granato share a moment looking at their new Hall rings at the media opportunity prior to their induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 8, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
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Angela James, Heteronormativity, and Representation - a thoughtful piece by Andrew  for Victory Press

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Development

Angela Ruggierio led a Girls Hockey Day sponsored by the New York Islanders


Brentwood native Vesci hoping to play hockey at professional level Robert Morris University forward Angela Vesci looks to the future and hopes to play NWHL. It's especially interesting to see a profile written before a player has signed.

CWHL

League partner UHWK has multiple videos from the Toronto/Brampton Pave the Way on their twitter

Chris Tanouye's photos are also available on the CWHL Facebook page

South of the border, the Blades are holding a raffle for a VIP experience with the Barenaked Ladies or Goo Goo Dolls

There may be more of that sort of thing to come as the Blades are looking for a Sponsorship/Fundraising Coordinator to join their front office

Geneviève Lacasse, Tara Watchorn Must-Keeps for Boston Blades - Kate Cimini turns her attention to a few of Boston's unsigned veterans

NWHL

Unhappy NWHL investors plan FTC complaint Kate Cimini reports for Excelle Sports

Mike Burse shares George Speirs Statement Regarding NWHL Leaks

NWHL may extend 2017 season to June - the Buffalo Beauts 2016-17 season ticket packages are on sale and they seem to reveal some changes

In her most recent From the Rafter, Tatiana shares some Small Area Skills - On Ice Agility Progressions

New trailer for Boston Pride Championship video released - s/t to Cornelius Hardenbergh

Returning Riveters Look Forward to Next Season - Beth Boyle Machlan of Blueshirt Banter speaks to four core Riveters

Expectations are high for Beauts’ Kunichika, reunited second line - Erik Wollschlager, Today's Slapshot

Who will be last piece to Riveters’ blue line puzzle? - Mike Murphy, Today's Slapshot

Grand Rapids Griffins staffer follows dreams of going pro (autoplay warning) Not all NWHL prospects are newly graduated college players

Latest signings:

Emily Janiga - Beauts

Janine Weber - Riveters (I believe the first international player to re-sign)

Blake Bolden - Pride

IIHF

Lesley Reddon Remains Relevant in Growth of Women's Hockey - profile by Mark Staffieri for Women's Hockey Life

Firepower and ice - Rick Kupchuk, Surrey North Delta Leader, profiles Meghan Agosta

The IIHF has announced the dates and locations of the Olympic Qualification tournaments

Overtime Rule Changes Coming to Worlds, World Junior Championship - Dustin L. Nelson, The Hockey Writers

USA Hockey announces women’s June invites - Kate Cimini, Today's Slapshot

Joel Johnson announced as Women’s USA U18 coach - Cat Silverman, Today's Slapshot