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Julie Chu named head coach of the Concordia Stingers. Who is Claudia Tellez? Everything's coming up Riveters and more from NWHL Free Agent Camp

DECEMBER 30: Michelle Picard #23 of Team USA skates up the ice against Team Canada during a Sochi preparation game at the Air Canada Centre December 30, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
DECEMBER 30: Michelle Picard #23 of Team USA skates up the ice against Team Canada during a Sochi preparation game at the Air Canada Centre December 30, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Development

Players invited to hockey camp | Daily Herald Tribune
Grande Prairie's Tyra Death and Peace River's Jenna Himer are one step closer to suiting up for Team Alberta at the 2016 National Women's Under-18 Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan, November 9-13.

Living her hockey dream: Canadian women's U-18 keeper back home - Hockey - The News
AMHERST – Carly Jackson is looking forward to get back to her crease 500 kilometres from home.

Caroline Ouellette and Les Etoiles at the Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee in Québec City in February.


NCAA

NCAA hockey: Rules Committee proposes 4-on-4 overtime | NCAA.com
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee has recommended that all NCAA regular-season games be played with an overtime format featuring four-on-four play for five minutes


CWHL

3 Building Blocks For Toronto Furies - Today's Slapshot
The treacherous season and the failed postseason are a far fall for the Furies, who were the 2014 Clarkson Cup champions. Erik Wollschlager has ideas about what the Furies need to do going forward. (His analysis of Spooner is spot-on but as a Kessler fan, I'm not sure I entirely agree with the third "block")

Mexico National Team Forward Tellez Joins CWHL Draft - TSS
32-year-old Claudia Tellez of the Mexico women's national team has signed up for the CWHL's 2016 Draft. Kate Cimini has more details on the forward and her career.


Leading by example: meet Julie Chu, new Concordia women’s hockey coach
Full announcement and profile of the Canadiennes player and Team USA legend.

Our colleagues over at Habs Eyes on the Prize continue their review of the Canadiennes' season with Leslie Oles and Karell Emard



NWHL

NWHL Pride Shirts | NWHL
Official NWHL Pride gear is available for sale until Friday!

So you want to start a women's sports league: lessons from the NWHL's first year - Excelle Sports
An interesting take from Christina LaBrie

New-Look New York Riveters Built To Add Offense - TSS
Last season, the New York Riveters scored an underwhelming 40 goals in 18 regular season games. Mike Murphy takes a look at how their offseason moves aim to change that.

The one NWHL signing this week was defender Michelle Picard to the Riveters. Kate Cimini broke the news and Mike Murphy Rexamined the signing for Blueshirt Banter.

NWHL Free Agent Camp Notebook - The Victory Press
Jashvina Shah was at the first NWHL Free Agent Camp of the season. She shares some impressions.

Figueroa and Orlando at NWHL’s Free Agent Camp - Blueshirt Banter
Meanwhile, Mike Murphy focuses on the experience of two of the Riveters’ defenders from last season who are looking to return to the NWHL.

Profiles:

This is an interesting tidbit from the press release for the ECHL Annual Meetings set for next week
"The ECHL is expecting to surpass last year’s total with a new record number of participants at these Meetings, including participants from all 29 ECHL Member Teams, as well as representatives from the Southern Professional Hockey League, United States Hockey League, National Women’s Hockey League and guest speakers from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and other sport industry professionals. ¨


IIHF

Lamoureux sisters far from ordinary with ND Sports Hall of Fame induction | The Dickinson Press

Anderson Repays Life-Changing Hockey Leadership
Yevet Anderson, a pioneering builder for USA Hockey.

Dinos alumnus headlines coaching staff at Hockey Canada goalie camp
More on the recent Hockey Canada goalie camp

Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament
Results and final standings via National Teams of Ice Hockey

Photogallery - 2016 Pan-American Tournament - Eurohockey.com
s/t to @hockeywench (who plays for Colombia)