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Isn't BC Interruption a swell hockey site? Just saying. All the CWHL and NWHL All-Star coverage you could possibly want, plus Team Japan and Team Switzerland are going to Pyeongchang.

Christina Kessler enjoyed her third straight all-star appearance
Christina Kessler enjoyed her third straight all-star appearance
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Staturday: CWHL and NWHL All-Stars - The Ice Garden
Our focus this week are the goalies and skaters playing in the CWHL and NWHL All-Star Games.

U.S. Hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux feel that the best way to grow women’s hockey is for the CWHL and NWHL to combine together.


NCAA

Div I Polls: USCHO | Ice Garden

NCAA Women's Hockey Bracketology: February 13th, 2017 - BC Interruption
In which the committee breaks out their checkbooks

2018 NCAA Women’s Hockey Tournament Selection Could Be A Headache - BC Interruption
A new D-I/D-II Independent scheduling alliance could create problems for the committee

GOAL BY GOAL: BC Women’s Hockey Falls 2-1 To Northeastern - BC Interruption
This time, the third period comeback comes up short

GOAL BY GOAL: Short-Staffed BC Women’s Hockey Throttles Vermont 7-1 - BC Interruption
Team effort puts the Eagles back in the win column


CWHL


CWHL Showcases Skills With All-Star Game

The CWHL showcased its game and many talented players with the All-Star Game at the Air Canada Centre on February 11.

‘Showcasing our game’: Scenes from the CWHL All-Star Game - The Athletic
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game was a showcase for women’s hockey and the highly-skilled athletes that play the game. But in the third period on Saturday, a dance party broke out.

Carlee Campbell was the best possible captain for the CWHL All-Star Game - Eyes On The Prize
Campbell’s story is one that needed to be told

Alumni coaches exciting innovation for 3rd CWHL All-Star Game
This fantastic foursome of hockey alumnae comprises a remarkable who’s who of women’s ice hockey, all truly worthy of iconic status as "legends".

Next week's games:

Thunder @ Blades: Saturday 6:30 pm EST (CWHLlive) Delaney - Pickering Recreation Complex

Thunder @ Blades: Sunday 1:00 pm EST Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

Canadiennes @ Inferno: Saturday  6:15 pm, Sunday 12:30 pm MST

Breaking down the CWHL-NHLPA partnership - The Ice Garden
On Friday night, Brenda Andress casually let slip that the CWHL and NHLPA were partnering together. Here’s what that means for the CWHL.

CWHL Features Some Surprisingly Successful Goalie Carousels
Out of five teams in the CWHL, the Toronto-based league is home to a wide variety of goaltending, from dynamic, Brodeur-esque, out-of-crease..

Q&A with Marie-Philip Poulin, the Sidney Crosby of women's hockey - Sportsnet.ca
Ahead of the CWHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Sportsnet's Kristina Rutherford caught up with Marie-Philip Poulin to talk about her clutch performances, her Les Canadiennes de Montreal, her childhood, and her role as Coach "Pou."

Work, life, hockey, repeat: A day in the life of the Toronto Furies - The Athletic
Players in the CWHL juggle full-time and/or part-time jobs with workouts, twice weekly practices — Wednesday and Thursday nights for the Toronto Furies — and a pair of games on the weekend.

Katelyn Gosling and the CWHL forging a new path for U Sports hockey players | Sports | westerngazette.ca
One of the best players to come out of U Sports, Mustang alumna Katelyn Gosling is proving in the CWHL that young female hockey players can have a future

Laura Fortino Presents Dynamic Blue Line Threat For Thunder
Brampton defender Laura Fortino is a different kind of defenseman.


Tim and Sid skills challenge with Spooner & Fast! - Sportsnet.ca
CWHL All-Stars Natalie Spooner & Renata Fast join Tim and Sid in-studio to talk about the evolution of the women's game, the CWHL and throw down with a Tim and Sid skills challenge!


NWHL

NWHL: All-Star Super Skills Are Fun!!!
The whole point of Super Skills is to show off.

NWHL All-Star Game Recap | The Pensblog
Don’t think for a second that the NWHL brought the All-Star Game to Pittsburgh just for the fun of it – they’re scouting. What we showed them is that Pittsburgh would accept a franchise with open arms.

The National Women’s Hockey League All-Star game is coming to Pittsburgh.

Kelley Steadman is an NWHL success story | Pittsburgh Hockey Digest
Kelley Steadman could be considered one of the biggest success stories in the two-year existence of the National Women’s Hockey League.

Next week's games:

Beauts @ Pride: Saturday, 6:30pm

Whale @ Riveters: Sunday, 3:00 pm

NWHL on Youtube

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The NWHL's Most Dangerous Even Strength Teams
Last week's NWHL All-Star break was a convenient time to measure the league's four offenses before the home stretch of the regular season...

Battaglino on her new role and the future of the NWHL - The Ice Garden
On Thursday, the NWHL released a statement with several pieces of news, one being that Anya Battaglino would take over as director of the NWHL Players’ Association (NWHLPA). In the league press...

Hockey: Brianne McLaughlin announces she will retire at end of season
USA Hockey and Buffalo Beauts goalie Brianne McLaughlin announced she will retire after this season at the NWHL All-Star Game festivities on Saturday.


IIHF

Switzerland, Japan secure Olympic berths - The Ice Garden
The 2018 Olympic ice hockey teams are now set.

Smile Japan! - IIHF
Japan beats Germany, qualifies for Olympic Games

Sweet Swiss - IIHF
Switzerland qualifies for Olympic Games

Kubo leading the way for Japan - IIHF
Veteran forward hoping for another shot at Olympics

Despite hectic schedule, Japanese CWHL players ready for Olympic qualifiers - The Ice Garden
Smile Japan looks to make second straight Olympic appearance.



International Leagues

Sydney Sirens dominating the AWIHL - The Ice Garden
The Australian league passes the midpoint of its season and theSydney Sirens already streaking ahead of the pack.

NHL

In dream come true, Fatima Al Ali impresses Caps players at practice | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Fatima Al Ali's dreams came true when she got to meet the Capitals and join their practice. She thoroughly impressed the players.

Hockey dream comes true for UAE women's player
Fatima Al Ali shows off skills with Capitals, meets Alex Ovechkin