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Women's Hockey Wednesday: Gearing up for the new season

CWHL tweaks the schedule, Team Russia preps for NWHL games, and Shannon Szabados picks the SPHL... for now

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Caroline Ouellette tapes her stick prior to the 2015-16 CWHL All-Star Game
Caroline Ouellette tapes her stick prior to the 2015-16 CWHL All-Star Game
Chris Tanouye | CWHL

NCAA

Victoria Samuelsson savors benefits, memories of NHL upbringing
Penn State's Victoria Samuelsson grew up in a classic, cosmopolitan "hockey family," an experience she recently shared with Pucks and Recreation.

Former BSU Women’s Hockey Players "Play On" at the Next Level – The Beaver Radio Network
There is a saying within Bemidji State University hockey that states "tradition never graduates."

CWHL

Some tweaks to the schedule, including a few date changes.

Montreal trades Nachi Fujimoto to Boston Blades - Todays SlapShot
Tuesday evening Les Canadiennes de Montréal general manager Meg Hewings announced the trade of defender Nachi Fujimoto to the Boston Blades in exchange for future considerations.

Boston Blades Selection Camp: "Bladies Are Back" - Watch This
On September 15th, the second day of Selection Camp for the Boston Blades, the arena at UMass Boston was quiet.

Comeback for Clarkson Alum Lauren Dahm Begins with Boston Blades
Part of a 2016 CWHL Draft Class that featured five alums from the Clarkson Golden Knights, goaltender Lauren Dahm represented an exceptional era for the program.

Blades are holding a kick-off party October 5

EDF Fem. Allemoz, une saison entre CWHL et JO
Il y a un mois tout juste, Marion Allemoz apprenait qu'elle était draftée par les Canadiennes de Montréal, qui évoluent...


NWHL

From the Rafter: Q & A - New York Riveters Preseason - Stanley Cup of Chowder
"I am stoked about the lineup we have this year. The best thing about having a team filled with talented players is that everyone can trust each other to do their own jobs and you can focus on what you need to personally bring to the table."

Don't Overlook The Riveters' Addition Of Michelle Picard
The signing of defender Michelle Picard, who won silver with the United States in Sochi, has somehow managed to fly under the radar.

Meghan Duggan Will Dominate With Boston Pride
Olympic captain and former Buffalo Beaut Meghan Duggan was one of the Pride's major acquisitions this offseason.

Connecting Female Minor Hockey Players with NWHL Role Models
The standout component of the NWHL has obviously been the fact that it pays its players. But one of things about this league (and others like the CWHL) that continues to excite me is the opportunities it presents to provide young female athletes with strong female role models who they can follow and watch year round - not just at occasional events like the Olympics or World Championships.

Beauts coach Craig Muni on Guys Telling Stories podcast

IIHF

Olympic Oval to host Chinese hockey team
The Chinese women’s national team is coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval next month for training and to participate in the Canada-China Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament.

RIHF :: The women's national team training camp has started
On the 13th of September, the women's Russian national team began their preparation for upcoming friendly matches against teams from the NWHL.

World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend
The World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend is a global opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport. The next edition will take place on the weekend of 8/9 October 2016.

Hayley Wickenheiser says metal-filled foot progressing towards 2018 Olympics
Hayley Wickenheiser says her left foot is an Olympic foot.

Schuler ready for busy second season with Canadian women's team - Sportsnet.ca
If Laura Schuler coaches Canada's next Olympic women's hockey team, her full plate this season is a dress rehearsal for that workload.

White edges Red for intrasquad spit at Fall Festival
Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) tipped in the game-winner on a late power play, giving White a 3-2 win over Red in the camp finale Sunday morning at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival.


International Leagues

Patrick Conway's weekly update on the Russian Women's League


Men's Hockey

Decision time looming for Canadian women's hockey team goalie Shannon Szabados
Shannon Szabados is feeling squeezed between two hockey worlds.

Rivermen Sign Szabados to Professional Tryout Pact
SPHL’s first female player, Olympic goaltender joins Peoria’s training camp roster

Rivermen sign Canada Olympic women's team goaltender Shannon Szabados
Shannon Szabados couldn't beat the Peoria Rivermen last season, so on Tuesday she joined them in what both sides hope proves to be a win-win situation.