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Women's Hockey Wednesday: Koizumi retires, Maschmeyer prepares, Laing works

Jessica Koizumi retires, Emerance Maschmeyer prepares for 2018, Denna Laing works on her recovery. Plus, why women's teams need to be part of NHL18.

Team USA, CWHL, and NWHL vet Jessica Koizumi (#18) retired this week.
Team USA, CWHL, and NWHL vet Jessica Koizumi (#18) retired this week.
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One year out: EA Sports needs to add women's teams to NHL 18
Upon the release of EA Sports' NHL17 on Tuesday, the public was reminded, once again, that video games remain a traditionally male-oriented market.

What does the future look like for women in hockey? - Eyes On The Prize
The Arizona Coyotes made history this summer by hiring Dawn Braid as a skating coach, making her the first ever full-time coach in the NHL. Could this open the door for more women in the NHL?

Sledge

Seen and Heard: Thanks to sled, her hockey career is back on ice | Lifestyles | postbulletin.com
If you'd asked Hanna Hughes six years ago, when she was 16, if she would ever play sports again, she probably would have said no.

The 2016/17 roster for the Canadian Women's National Sledge Hockey Team has been announced


NCAA / ACHA

A small goalie's big impact: Jordan Nash-Boulden stands tall for ASU women's hockey - The State Press
Sometimes when you fall the hardest thing to do is get up. That has never been the case for ASU freshman Jordan Nash-Boulden.

Ohio State women’s hockey skates through challenging offseason | The Lantern
The Ohio State women’s hockey team was in the middle of a crucial transition into the 2016-17 season. Looking to bounce back from last season’s abysmal 10-25-1 record after posting a record above .500 in 2014-15, OSU would have to do so without Dana Rasmussen, captain Alexa Ranahan and leading goal scorer Claudia Kepler, who all transferred to other schools.


CWHL

Maschmeyer seeks Olympic sponsors | Fort Saskatchewan Record
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championships top goalie, check. Harvard, check. CWHL, check. Becoming an Olympian.. that’s next.

CWHL Season Preview - Toronto Furies
Today, we complete our women’s hockey preview with the Toronto Furies. Recap of last season. Toronto managed to maintain a good enough record to secure...Jessica Koizumi retires, Emerance Maschmeyer prepares for 2018, Denna Laing works on her recovery. Plus, why women's teams need to be part of NHL18.

McGill Athletics & Recreation - Les Canadiennes double Martlets in women's preseason hockey opener
Melodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., scored a goal and an assist in a losing cause as the McGill Martlets opened their exhibition schedule with a 4-2 loss to the Montréal Canadiennes of the Canadian Women's Hockey League , Friday, at McConnell Arena.

Emmanuelle Blais - La Presse+
#47 - Attaquante - 5’4’’ - Lance de la droite - Née le 7 novembre 1987 à Lasalle
#47 - Forward - 5'4" - Shoots right - Born November 7 1987 in Lasalle (Google translate)

Meet Les Canadiennes First Round Pick Sarah Lefort
Chosen in the first round of the 2016 CWHL Draft by Les Canadiennes de Montréal, Boston University product Sarah Lefort is predicted to have a high ceiling.

CWHL Season Preview - Les Canadiennes de Montreal
Last season was… not the season Montreal hoped to have. How could it be? Montreal’s 2015-16 season was peculiar, boasting amazing play and a sudden, confusing, and disappointing ending that seemed to come from nowhere.

CWHL To Host Two Games In Saint-Georges Quebec
Les Canadiennes de Montreal announced Wednesday the team would play two regular-season CWHL games against the Boston Blades in Saint-Georges, Quebec...

Nachi Fujimoto Reports to Montreal Canadiennes Camp | Sports – The Link
As she left the Canadiennes locker room at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, Nachi Fujimoto was approached by the team’s media relations director. The 25 year old, who is from Japan and was in Montreal for the team’s training camp, had a number of interviews scheduled.

NWHL

Denna Laing relying on hard work, hope for recovery
Stays positive after injuring spinal cord in Outdoor Women's Classic
You may have noticed a dearth of Laing links -  a lot of stories about her reek of inspirational disability porn. This one is definitely not that.

Jessica Koizumi leaves NWHL's Whale to join OSU coaching staff
Jessica Koizumi, the former Whale captain and scorer of the first-ever NWHL goal will join Ohio State University as a full time associate coach.

Elena Orlando Signs with Connecticut Whale - Blueshirt Banter
The Whale have decided to replace Koizumi by signing former Riveters’ defender Elena Orlando to a $12,000 contract.

Getting To Know The Connecticut Whale Practice Players
In August, long before any other team had done so, the Connecticut Whale announced its practice player roster for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

NWHL 2016 Practice Players - New York Riveters
The five practice players taking a spot on the New York Riveters bench are a mix of returning roster players, returning practice players, and women who are new to the professional game, this being their first season on the ice as a post-grad.

Tatiana Rafter Must Find Scoring Touch With Riveters
After a disappointing season in Buffalo, it appeared that Tatiana Rafter's days in the NWHL were over.

NWHL 2016 Practice Players - Buffalo Beauts
The Buffalo Beauts, like most teams in the NWHL, have signed six practice players for the upcoming 2016-17 season, some of whom are brand new additions professional hockey scene.

NWHL 2016 Practice Players - Boston Pride
Three of the four NWHL teams have announced their practice players for the 2016-2017 season, with the Boston Pride being the latest.

Knight Finalist for 2016 Sportswoman of the Year
The Women’s Sports Foundation has selected Hilary Knight as a finalist for the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year Award, which is based on athletic achievements between August 1, 2015 and August 21, 2016.

NWHL's Alex Carpenter on processing 9/11 at age 7
Now 22, NWHL rookie Alex Carpenter remembers the confusion and concern she felt as a third-grader in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 11.

Statistical Analysis Of The Most Productive NWHL Players
We stand to learn a lot by taking a deeper look at the individual statistics of the NWHL's skaters.
NB: Mike Murphy has shared his Women's Hockey Stats Project via googledocs. Now includes some basic CWHL stats

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

IIHF

Canadian Women's Team Invites 44 to Fall Festival
The Canadian women's national team has announced the 44 players that have been invited to the fall festival to make the World Championship squad.