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Women's Hockey Wednesday: A week full of drama!

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LaCasse to Inferno, Shelby Bram to Sweden, a late addition to the Riveters, Russia vs the NWHL and more drama with the Swedish national team. Plus an introduction to SBNation's Hannah Bevis, college news and more from the CWHL Draft.

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Geneviève Lacasse in the 2015-16 season playing against her new team, the Calgary Inferno
Geneviève Lacasse in the 2015-16 season playing against her new team, the Calgary Inferno
Joseph Leung | CWHL

AZDen Talk Summer of Women who Love Hockey: Hannah Bevis
Get to know Hannah Bevis and the new SBNation Women's Hockey site launching in September.

Why storytelling 'hooks' hurt female athletes - CBC Sports - Road to the Olympic Games
In an Olympics where sexism was on the radar, I became acutely aware of the choices I was making; it was most apparent while editing a piece with former Canadian wrestler Tonya Verbeek.
Rod Black et al take note!

Sledge Hockey

The sisterhood of the traveling sled hockey team - Sports, Ink
The U.S. Women's Sled Team was founded in 2007 but this is the first year of its development camp.

CIS

Kingstonian Hefford hired by Toronto Varsity Blues | The Kingston Whig-Standard
Five-time Olympian Jayna Hefford has been hired full time by the Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team as an assistant coach.

Kori Cheverie Making History In Exciting Role with Ryerson Rams
As Canadian Interuniversity Sport prepares for an upcoming season of ice hockey, Cheverie has already made an incredible impression, contributing a great feeling of anticipation and excitement.


NCAA / ACHA

Ellis Spearheads Women’s Ice Hockey Program at ASU - Arizona Coyotes - Features
In 2014, the Miami University women’s ice hockey team won its first ACHA National Championship, doing so with Arizona native Lindsey Ellis on the roster.

Boston College, Harvard Women to Play in Frozen Fenway
On Monday, it was announced that the Boston College women’s hockey will take on Harvard Women in the Frozen Fenway.


CWHL

Genevieve Lacasse traded to Calgary Inferno in blockbuster trade - SBNation.com
A new job opportunity and nearby family were two of the driving factors behind the move.

Claudia Téllez Breaking New Ground in CWHL for Mexican National Team
Mexican national ice hockey team forward and Calgary Inferno draft pick Claudia Téllez is breaking new ground in the CWHL with an eye on the Olympics.

2016 CWHL Draft Recap
The 2016 CWHL draft took place on Sunday. Over 16 rounds, 66 players were chosen, as each team sought to strengthen its weaknesses.

Boston Blades get offensive power in draft - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Blades focus on speed, scoring and defensive depth with their draft.

Northfield's Amanda Fontaine earns shot at pro hockey with CWHL's Boston Blades | masslive.com
Northfield native Amanda Fontaine was drafted by the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Inferno lose some, win more during CWHL Draft weekend - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Sunday afternoon marked a milestone for the Canadian Women's Hockey League -- the opening of its tenth season, heralded by the 2016 Entry Draft at the Dk (Doc) Seaman Resource Centre at the...

Thanks to CWHL Draft, Emerance Maschmeyer heads home to Calgary
Emerance Maschmeyer had a breakout performance for Canada in the 2016 IIHF World Championships. Now she heads home as a new member of the Calgary Inferno.

Maschmeyer drafted to CWHL | Fort Saskatchewan Record
The Calgary Inferno knew better than to let Emerance Maschmeyer fall further than fourth overall.

NWHL

Goaltender Katie Fitzgerald Joins the Riveters - Blueshirt Banter
It appears that Sojung Shin might not be joining the New York Riveters for the 2016-17 season due to work visa issues. Katie Fitzgerald, who played her college hockey at St. Cloud State, will likely be taking her place on the roster.

Miye D'Oench Is Key To Riveters' Depth Scoring
For 2016-17, concerns about the New York Riveters' offense remain despite major upgrades to the blue line and the addition of superstar Amanda Kessel.

Riveters Look To Improve Power Play In 2016-17
The New York Riveters had the NWHL's worst power play last season with just a 13.2 percent success rate.

Celeste Brown and Elena Orlando Join Whale’s Practice Squad - Blueshirt Banter
The Connecticut Whale are the second NWHL team to announce their squad of practice players.

Corinne Buie Brings Solid Presence to Buffalo Beauts
As the first NWHL season was one defined by groundbreaking excitement, the second one has been defined early on by change.

RMU alumna McLaughlin enthused by Coyotes' hiring of female skating coach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The former Robert Morris University standout goaltender appreciates what the move means to women’s hockey.

NWHL Announces Preseason Schedule - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Three NWHL teams will face the Russian National Team in a series of preseason games.

Riveters Will Face Belyakova and Team Russia Twice in Preseason - Blueshirt Banter
Former Riveters’ star forward Lyudmila Belyakova will play her old team twice this preseason. Team Russia will have a five-game series against the NWHL this September.

Connecticut Whale 2016-17 Social Media Guide
This social media guide will help you to follow and get to know the personalities of the great women on the Connecticut Whale as NWHL season 2 begins.


IIHF

Laura Schuler returns as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team
Dwayne Gylywoychuk, Troy Ryan and Brad Kirkwood join former Olympian on coaching staff


International Leagues

Tackar nej till Damkronorna efter att ha nobbats av Boork: "Vi vet båda var vi står" | Hockeysverige
English translation here. (s/t to Katyaknappe)

After last month's drama with national team star Emma Eliasson, Swedish national team coach Lief Boork has cut another key player from the team - captain Jenni Asserholt.

Former Buffalo Beaut Shelby Bram Signs In Sweden
Shelby Bram made headlines in July when her decision to pursue other opportunities meant a voiding of her contract with the Buffalo Beauts

from the team: Kanadensisk forward klar för Brynäs damlag - Brynäs IF