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Women's Hockey Wednesday: NWHL Draft, Heaney, Bellamy and Ladies Locker Room

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Lots of NWHL Draft coverage, and a related note about the CWHL Draft. Geraldine Heaney is honoured, Kacey Bellamy is focusing on the Olympics, Tessa Bonhomme has a new podcast and the Hong Kong WNT is holding tryouts.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 19: Defender Geraldine Heaney #91 of Canada celebrates with teammates during their game against Finland at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games on February 19, 2002 at the E Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 19: Defender Geraldine Heaney #91 of Canada celebrates with teammates during their game against Finland at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games on February 19, 2002 at the E Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Ladies Locker Room - Cassie Campbell-Pascal
Tessa Bonhomme kicks off her new podcast with this interview with former teammate Cassie Campbell-Pascal that's just chock full of stories.

PBHT 62: The Julie Chu Edition (ft. Julie Chu) | Pressbox Hat Trick – The Link
It’s Episode 62 of the Pressbox Hat Trick! On the show this week, Tristan D’Amours, Julian McKenzie and Safia Ahmad sit down with Montreal Canadiennes player and new full-time head coach of the Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team, Julie Chu. She definitely is the most decorated person to ever appear on PBHT!


2016-17 CIS Women's Hockey Schedule - CIS English

Julie Chu looks to continue Concordia’s tradition - Eyes On The Prize
Les Canadiennes star was named Concordia university’s new head coach


Asst. Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Kacey Bellamy Announces Departure to Focus on 2018 Olympics - Merrimack
Kacey Bellamy is following in Duggan's footsteps - what does this mean for her time with the NWHL?

The Next Ones: Michelle Jones -
She severely tore her ACL playing high school basketball, but she didn't let that stop her from returning to the ice. And for that and more, she was invited to Gatorade #GCAMP.


MacAulay to Host All Female Hockey Camp
Mentioned in the piece: Shannon MacAuley, the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NWHL Draft, has signed up for the CWHL Draft.

Les Canadiennes Season Review: Carly Hill - Eyes On The Prize
Carly Hill combines strong play with strong community involvement for Les Canadiennes


The NWHL shows off their new draft picks.

2016 Draft

Thoughts on the 2016 NWHL Draft - Pension Plan Puppets
With more local players, teams are planning for the future. (I wrote a thing)

WCHA players dominate 2016 NWHL Draft selections - SB Nation College Hockey
Led by five from Wisconsin, 11 WCHA players were among the twenty NCAA seniors-to-be selected Saturday. Princeton's Kelsey Koelzer was chosen as the number one overall pick.

The 2016 NWHL Draft By The Numbers - Today's Slapshot
Now that the 2016 NWHL Draft has come to a close, it’s time to start taking a look at some of the picks and see just how each team did.

Kelsey Koezler, Lee Stecklein go 1-2 at 2016 NWHL draft
The NWHL held its second draft on Saturday, and the top picks revealed the thought process behind each team's future.

Inside the NWHL Draft with Hayley Moore - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Boston Pride's general manager shared some of her thoughts about her scouting process following the second annual NWHL Draft on Saturday afternoon via conference call.

Boston Pride Find Talent Across The Border At NWHL Draft - TSS
For second-year GM Hayley Moore, the NWHL draft was all about getting top-tier talent, regardless of where that talent came from.

Connecticut Goes For Balance At 2016 NWHL Draft - TSS
The Connecticut Whale may have had the most complete draft of the NWHL's 2016 Junior Draft, adding at least one player to every position on the team...

Beauts Demonstrate Forward Thinking In 2016 NWHL Draft - TSS
On Saturday June 18, the NWHL held their second entry draft.

Riveters Focus On Blue Line At NWHL Draft - TSS
If there were any doubts about Chad Wiseman's affinity for defenders with offensive upside before the 2016 NWHL Draft, they are now long gone.

Free Agent Camp

The NWHL Takes to Newark... Again | MyWSports
Erica Ayala gives a comprehensive report

NWHL Free Agent Camp Newark
Dave Pendrys' article includes video of all pressers as well as some on-ice footage.

'I will definitely score on her': another Fujimoto could be NWHL-bound - Excelle Sports
Nachi Fujimoto has signed up for the CWHL draft but she also attended the most recent NWHL Free Agent Camp

Returning Players Were Standouts At NWHL Camp - TSS
From Friday, June 10 2016 to Sunday, June 12 2016 ran the first free agent training camp for the NWHL's offseason.

Other News

Shelby Bram Talks Beauts' 'Unfinished Business' - TSS
On May 4, the Buffalo Beauts re-signed assistant captain and center on their top line, Shelby Bram.

An Interview With Sis Paulsen, New Assistant Coach of the Riveters - Blueshirt Banter
Amid a flurry of draft picks and high-profile signings, the Riveters have also accquired a new assistant coach. Sis Paulsen, former head coach at New England College, comes by way of the New Jersey...

Riveters Sign RPI Captain Alexa Gruschow - Blueshirt Banter
The Riveters add a forward from Newark’s Free Agent Camp to the mix.

Riveters Sign Minnesota Defender Milica McMillen - Blueshirt Banter
The best defense in the NWHL gets its final piece. But for real this time. This is the last defender. Probably.

International Leagues

News Note: The Women’s Hockey League in 2016-17
Patrick Conway has news on the KHL Women's League.


Heaney, Lemieux among hockey legends coming to Halifax this week | Metro News
The Hockey Canada Foundation hosted its Celebrity Classic gala and golf tournament in Halifax for the first time ever, this Monday and Tuesday.

In a Class All Her Own
Geraldine Heaney was inducted into the Order of Hockey in Canada this week.

Meet Our Squad | The Players' Tribune
The USWNT introduce themselves.

The Hong Kong Women’s National Ice Hockey Team will be holding tryouts in July.

USWNT to Play Canada at USA Hockey Arena
December 17, mark your calendars

Mexico puts on a hockey show
More on the Panamericano tournament from the IIHF

Be Proud to Promote and Embrace your Women!
Mats Bekkevold has some commentary on the Croatian women's national team.