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NWHL rosters are full... sort of. Brandt and Coyne join the Whitecaps. Ruggiero takes on a leadership role with the IOC.

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Would you like to join the staff of SB Nation's new women's hockey blog? - Blog Huddle
SB Nation's new site covering women's hockey will be launching in September, and we're looking for staff members who would like to be part of the team.

forgot to add that link last week but frankly if you're reading these links and you don't already know Hannah's looking for staff, I can't help you

How to YouTube Your Way to the Olympics | The Players' Tribune
Alev Kelter's journey from hockey and soccer to Olympic rugby

Charity Hockey Game Highlights Women's Leagues - Ithaca Times : Around The Lake
While scanning the roster for the Racker Rivals Big Red charity hockey game, my mind kept bouncing back to one name in particular.

NCAA

Gophers Hockey: Several alums join NWHL's 2nd season while Brandt chooses Minnesota Whitecaps - SB Nation College Hockey
More and more Minnesota alums continue to play competitive hockey after college.

CWHL

Les Canadiennes season review: Marie-Philip Poulin - Eyes On The Prize
There are not enough words to describe the Montreal star

Les Canadiennes season review: Charline Labonté - Eyes On The Prize
Montreal’s goaltender was the best in the CWHL

Brampton Thunder’s Howe invited to Hockey Canada Summer Showcase
Erica Howe, a goalie with the Brampton Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, has been invited to participate.


NWHL

Behind Every Team: The Buffalo Beauts Battalion | MyWSports
Behind Every Team: The Buffalo Beauts Battalion

Loonie Puck: Another Lawsuit filed against Dani Rylan and the NWHL
A source has confirmed that the former COO of the NWHL, George Speirs, has served Dani Rylan and the NWHL with a lawsuit.

Amanda Kessel Working Her Way Back To Olympic Roster Spot - TSS
Amanda Kessel, Olympic silver medalist, Patty Kazmaier Award winner and prized New York Riveters signee has been invited to the 2016 US Women's...

Riveters Move to Devils Practice Facility in Newark - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Riveters are moving to Newark, New Jersey.

NWHL partners with You Can Play - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The NWHL joins the NHL in officially partnering with YCP to advance LGBT inclusion in hockey.

Madison Packer will be the Riveters You Can Play Ambassador - Blueshirt Banter
The NWHL has announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project.


NWHL Free Agency

excelle sports sums things up in 3 articles

NWHL: Free agent signings filter in
Former U.S. national team goaltender Brianne McLaughlin was one of four free-agent signings announced in the final weekend of free agency.

NWHL: U.S. national team players sign with league clubs
U.S. national team players Kelli Stack, Hilary Knight, Alex Carpenter and Annie Schleper will reportedly sign with NWHL clubs.

Late drama in NWHL free agency, US players not officially signed
Despite a flurry of announcements before the July 31 deadline, the actual status of contracts for U.S. national team players is still not official.

For more in-depth details, let''s take it alphabetically. And somebody get all these writers food, drink and a nap.

Boston

Boston Pride Fill Competitive Roster Yet Again
The Boston Pride have a stacked roster for the 2016-2017 NWHL season, featuring several talented national team players like Hilary Knight & Meghan Duggan.

Boston Pride re-signs Emily Field, Rachel Llanes
With the NWHL free agency deadline looming on July 31, the Pride are bringing back Emily Field and Rachel Llanes for another year in Boston.

Three Forwards Return To Boston Pride in 2016-17 - TSS
The Boston Pride had a marvelous NWHL inaugural season, taking not only the title of the first team to win the Isobel Cup but also that of the winningest...

Hilary Knight Re-Signs With NWHL Boston Pride - TSS
The NWHL Boston Pride captain for the 2015-16 season, Hilary Knight, was one of a number of players who hadn't inked a deal for the upcoming season as July

First-Overall Pick Alex Carpenter To Join Boston Pride - TSS
As if the Boston Pride weren't stacked enough in its inaugural season, general manager Hayley Moore acquired Alex Carpenter's draft rights...

Buffalo

Buffalo Beauts Get New Look Through Free Agency
The Buffalo Beauts picked up nine new players through the NWHL's free agency period and will have a new look when they hit the ice for the 2016-17 season.

As Dust Settles New Beauts Roster Is Built To Win - TSS
The Buffalo Beauts have had an interesting offseason, to say the least.

Brianne McLaughlin Takes Pay Cut To Stay With Beauts - TSS
Two-time Olympic silver medalist Brianne McLaughlin signed a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-17 season.

Buffalo Beauts Add Forward Kristina Lavoie - Today's Slapshot
The Buffalo Beauts announced Saturday afternoon that University of New Hampshire graduate Kristina Lavoie had signed with the Buffalo Beauts.

Anne Schleper Leaves Whitecaps For Buffalo Beauts - TSS
The Buffalo Beauts pulled off a blockbuster move and added an enormous talent to their blue line late Sunday evening.

Buffalo Beauts Lose Bram But Add Four To Cap Off Roster - TSS
Sunday night the Buffalo Beauts announced a four-player addition to the roster.



Connecticut

NWHL: Connecticut Whale Complete Roster
The Connecticut Whale held on to some of their offensive firepower in the offseason, but their supporting cast for next season will be a bit different.

Connecticut Whale Re-Sign Netminder Nicole Stock - TSS
Nicole Stock has re-signed with the Connecticut Whale for $11,500, the NWHL announced Saturday afternoon.

Meagan Mangene Signing Clarifies Whale's Defense - TSS
Meagan Mangene, a former practice player out of Boston, has signed a one-year, $12,000 contract with the Connecticut Whale for 2016-17, the NWHL.

Ivana Bilic Replaces Shannon Doyle On Whale's Blue Line - TSS
Ivana Bilic, a defender out of British Columbia, signed a contract with the Connecticut Whale's general manager, Lisa Giovanelli, for the upcoming season.

Connecticut Whale Re-Signs Engstrom And Puts Faith In Systems - TSS
Olympic defender Molly Engstrom re-signed with the Connecticut Whale for $18,000 under general manager Lisa Giovanelli and head coach Heather Linstad.

Olympian Kelli Stack Re-Signs With Whale - Today's Slapshot
The Connecticut Whale has finished signing defenders and has turned to the forward corps, signing two-time Olympian Kelli Stack Sunday for the upcoming season.

Skarupa And Trivigno Round Out Connecticut Whale Roster - TSS
The Connecticut Whale was first to the finish line in the final day of free agency, announcing all 17 players for its second attempt at an Isobel Cup run.


New York

Riveters Sign Goaltender Sojung Shin - Blueshirt Banter
The Riveters now have just one contract left to sign.

The New York Riveters announced Wednesday that general manager Chad Wiseman had signed South Korean netminder Sojung Shin to the position for a salary of...

Tatiana Rafter Signs with the Riveters - Blueshirt Banter
The former Beaut stays in the NWHL by signing with the Riveters at the 11th hour of free agency.

Minnesota Whitecaps

Former Gopher Hannah Brandt Joins Minnesota Whitecaps - TSS
Saturday afternoon former Minnesota Golden Gopher Hannah Brandt announced via Twitter that she had signed with the Minnesota Whitecaps.

Kendall Coyne Will Join Minnesota Whitecaps - TSS
Kendall Coyne, Patty Kazmaier Award winner and Olympic silver medalist announced Thursday evening via Twitter that she would join the Minnesota...

IIHF

Ruggiero to head IOC athletes’ commission
Angela Ruggiero, who was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team program for more than 15 years, will head the International Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission after the end of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games.

Ruggiero to become second U.S. member on IOC executive board - StarTribune.com
In a timely boost for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Games, the United States is getting a second member on the International Olympic Committee's ruling executive board.

95 players head to USA Hockey's National Festival, Kessel returns
USA Hockey invited 95 players to summer training camp in Lake Placid, including plenty of young talent; Amanda Kessel takes a big step back to Team USA.(full roster and schedule here)


International Leagues

The UK third tier has just made a revolutionary step forward in making hockey more inclusive for women and LGBTQ people - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Today, a third-tier league in a minor hockey nation has taken a small but hugely significant step to making hockey more inclusive for everyone who wants to be a part of it.

Meet Shona Powell of the Melbourne Ice Women's team - City of Melbourne What's On blog
Read on to find out more about Shona and the Hockey Academy, then find her on the ice at O'Brien Group Arena.