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Women's Hockey Wednesday: Re-signings, WCHA schedule, prospects and more

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Big re-signings for both Boston teams, some Whitecaps games, Les Canadiennes in review and the girls of Snider Hockey are awesome

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Brampton, Canada,- Dec 12 2015  Brampton Thunder hosts Montreal Les Canadiennes in Canadian Women's Hockey League action
Brampton, Canada,- Dec 12 2015 Brampton Thunder hosts Montreal Les Canadiennes in Canadian Women's Hockey League action
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Development

The girls of Snider Hockey are part of BaseballAnnie's evil scheme to make us all like Flyera hockey. (They're  pretty awesome though)

What Most Players Won't Do... is play shinny. Kim McCullough suggests to Women's Hockey Life that they should.

A Change.Org petition has started looking to allow girls playing in minor boys´ hockey to be eligible for Team Ontario.

What my daughters can and can't learn from sports
Maybe, Beth Boyle Machlan writes for espnW, when her daughter decided to not be an athlete, she wasn't rejecting fitness and resilience. Maybe she was simply choosing a different game.

CIS

UNB seeks judicial review of order to reinstate women's hockey  - CBC News
A March ruling that compels the University of New Brunswick to reinstate a women's varsity hockey team is being fought by the university.

NCAA

Sturdy as Stone: Coach Katey Stone's Impact on Women's Hockey -The Harvard Crimson
Julio Fierro and Ariel Smolik-Valles explore the legacy of the winningest coach in women's college hockey history.

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has released the 2016-17 schedule. This includes a number of exhibiition Minnesota Whitecaps games, confirming that they'll remain unaffiliated with the NWHL or CWHL next season.

CWHL

Captain Tara Watchorn Re-Signs With Boston Blades - Today's Slapshot
Kaitlin Cimini reports on the re-signing of one of the Blades' key players.

Our colleagues at Habs Eyes On The Prize have begun a review of Les Canadiennes´ season, starting with Julie Chu and backup goalie Sydney Aveson.

Melissa Wronzberg Makes Her Mark with Ryerson Rams - Women's Hockey Life
Mark Staffieri profiles one of the CWHL draft prospects for the GTA region.

NWHL

Ashley Vesci, Buffalo Beauts hopeful, battles for chance to keep playing hockey - Excelle Sports
Kaitlin Cimini interviews the Beauts prospect.

How Do Beauts Fill The Gap If Duggan leaves - TSS
While most players appear to be ready to re-sign in Buffalo, it has been widely speculated that the captain of Team USA’s women’s team, Meghan Duggan, will be seeking a contract elsewhere. Erik Wollschlager explores some options.

The one NWHL signing this week was the re-signing of Boston Pride goaltender Brittany Ott.

Ott, Leonoff Signings Top NWHL Offseason Goalie Moves - InGoal Magazine
Clare Austin reviews the goalie moves to date in the NWHL.

International Leagues

Topcats aim to be the indisputable leader of the gang - Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
Swindon Topcats were one of several women's teams in the English Ice Hockey League participating in the Women's Trophy Weekend last weekend, where semi-finals and finals of each division are held all in one weekend. (So far, results haven't been posted)

Berisoff, Hewes Continue Careers in Europe - UCONNHUSKIES.COM
Two former members of the UConn womens ice hockey team signed contracts to play professionally in the German Bundesliga.


IIHF

Offseason? What offseason? Team GB are playing Slovakia in July.

Ice Hockey UK will be hosting the Divison 1B Men's World Championship in 2017, resulting in a shuffle of various English Ice Hockey Association dates, including the Women's Trophy Weekend.

USA Hockey handed out their annual awards, including one to Beauts' coach Shelley Looney and two others to Hilary Knight and Monique Lamoureux-Morando. Kaitlin Cimini reports for TSS.

Hockey Canada is holding its annual goaltender camp this weekend for the Under-18, Under-22 and National Team levels. There are a number of familiar names among the National Team invitees.

Podcasts

She Shoots She Scores: The Big 30 - Eyes On The Prize
Catching up on Pave the Way, Jenny Scrivens' retirement, Hilary Knight is still awesome, and debating cats vs. dogs.

Centre Ice with Robin Flynn - TSN 690 Montreal
Among other things, CWHL draft prospects.