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Women’s Hockey Wednesday: The legacy of Angela James

Other stories this week: the Beanpot and the NWHL All-Star Game

Angela James
Angela James is honored for her induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre on November 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
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Story of the Week

Black History Month: The lasting impact of Angela James - Sportsnet.ca
Team Canada's Sarah Nurse talks about the legend and legacy of Angela James, the Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey.

It’s impossible for anyone who deals with women’s hockey in Canada to acknowledge Black History Month without acknowledging Angela James. James’ actual time on the ice predates my interest in hockey and I’ll be the first to admit I am very, very white and not an appropriate person to give anyone a lesson on the history of black athletes in women’s hockey.

Instead, I point you to the above article, which is generally excellent (although like too many articles it ignores James as a lesbian, another marginalization she had to contend with as a player). Along with giving the numbers of James’ career and the narrative that is trotted out most often, the interview with Sarah Nurse gives a context, on both a personal and more general level, to James’ legacy. Nurse is the first black woman to play hockey for Team Canada at the Olympics and she did it 20 years after James was denied her chance.

Somewhat more broadly, people might also find the below article from the most recent Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend informative as well.

O'Ree, Fuhr, James discuss careers at historic Hall of Fame roundtable

NCAA

Polls: USCHO - USA Today - The Ice Garden

NCAA Fantasy Hockey Week 18: Post Weekend Standings - The Ice Garden
First and second place are separated by a hair as some of the country’s top teams stumble on the ice

Rae of light: 5-foot super-scorer leading Merrimack women’s hockey to program’s best year | Local Sports | eagletribune.com
Katelyn Rae had plenty of options on where she wanted to play college hockey when she made her decision four years ago.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Beavers upset top-ranked Wisconsin | Bemidji Pioneer
The top-ranked team in NCAA Division I women’s hockey went down Friday night as Bemidji State knocked off No. 1 Wisconsin with a 2-1 win in the first game of a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

Oswego native Rodgers takes trek to RMU women’s hockey | Sports | oswegocountynewsnow.com
Oswego native Alison Rodgers’ days with the University of Minnesota-Duluth women’s hockey team have come to an end.

Women’s D-I: In record-setting season, BC’s Keller separates herself from the pack | College Hockey | USCHO.com
She already had many records coming into the season, but last weekend, Megan Keller of Boston College tied the Hockey East mark for single-season goals recorded by a defender and broke the single-season points record for defensemen.

Minnesota Gophers Women Bite Back Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs for Series Split WCHA NCAA - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota paid back Duluth with a 5-3 victory, splitting the series.

GOAL BY GOAL: BC Women’s Hockey Nukes Holy Cross 6-0 In Beanpot Tune-Up - BC Interruption
At long last, BC dominates an overmatched opponent like they should

The Takeaway: Mercyhurst fights for Folgs - The Ice Garden
Mercyhurst mounts a meaningful comeback; goaltending records fall

BC Women’s Hockey Falls To Harvard 4-1 In Beanpot Semifinals - BC Interruption
And back to Pairwise panic mode

Boston University, Harvard advance in women’s Beanpot – Boston Herald
Unsung senior defenseman Reagan Rust scored in the fourth round of the shootout to catapult underdog Boston University to a 4-3 victory against No. 3 Northeastern in the 41st women's Beanpot on Tuesday night at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

CWHL

CWHL Recap: Markham Thunder win 7-1 over the Worcester Blades - Annie
Jamie Lee Rattray gets her first CWHL hat trick as the Thunder score a touchdown in Worcester.

CWHL Recap: Victoria Bach, Markham Thunder beat Worcester Blades 9-3 - Pension Plan Puppets
Victoria Bach scores her first hat trick and adds a couple of assists in the win.

CWHL Recap: Toronto Furies win one in China vs Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays - Nafio
With a short bench and a surprise addition, Toronto gains two points on the roadtrip.

Emerance Maschmeyer shuts out Inferno as Les Canadiennes split series with Calgary - Eyes On The Prize
The Canadiennes goaltender made 24 saves in her team’s victory.

Inferno Report: Splitting series vs. Montreal; clinching home ice – Flamesnation
The top two teams in the CWHL split their final series against one another in the regular season while the Calgary Inferno clinched home ice in the playoffs.

Tiley enjoying rookie season in CWHL | Owen Sound Sun Times
Shea Tiley is following in the family trade as she breaks into the professional hockey ranks with the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League this season.

KRS Vanke Rays change coaches late in the season - The Ice Garden
Mike LaZazzera to step in for Bob Deraney

Women’s Hockey Notebook: Bach back in town to face Blades – Boston Herald
Playing for the Thunder has special meaning for Victoria Bach. The former Boston University star, who contended for last season’s Patty Kazmaier Award, leads Markham in scoring in her first professional season. She and the Thunder (10-8-3) are in Worcester this weekend to face the Blades (0-20-0), where some of her former Terrier teammates will

NWHL

NWHL Weekend Wrap: Week Fourteen

Minnesota Whitecaps Shutout Minnesota State Mavericks in Exhibition NWHL WCHA - Hockey Wilderness
The Minnesota Whitecaps shutout Minnesota State 3-0 in an exhibition match. Allie Thunstrom, Jonna Curtis, and Lee Stecklein scored.

Buffalo Beauts take two in Jersey to hold steady - Die By The Blade
Hard-fought win evens Buffalo’s record on the road

Kendall Coyne Schofield had hockey mansplained to her - The Ice Garden
Pierre McGuire strikes again...

Nashville Ready to Host NWHL All-Star Weekend
The National Women’s Hockey League will call Music City home this weekend as they bring their annual All-Star Weekend to Tennessee.

NWHL Stock Report: B-e-a-utiful - The Ice Garden
Buffalo soldiers on to its fourth straight win. So who’s hot?

Buffalo Beauts season by the numbers - Die By The Blade
Improvements on power play and in depth scoring provide base for second half success

Boston Pride Make Adelle Murphy a Late Season Signing
The Boston Pride are readying themselves for the 2018-19 NWHL postseason. Adding forward Adelle Murphy gives their roster playoff depth.

The Riveters are running out of time - The Ice Garden
The 2018 Isobel Cup Champs are running out of time to get their game together

How the Minnesota Whitecaps are finding success in the NWHL
The Whitecaps not only are leading the league in wins but are the first NWHL team to turn a profit, boosted by a league-record 500 season tickets sold and significant merchandise sales.

International hockey

Class of 2019 unveiled for Order of Hockey in Canada
Hefford, Hitchcock and Kingston to be honoured at Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf in Edmonton

Johnson, Pothier and Thompson Named To Coaching Staff for 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team

Colin Muller to join the women’s national team as assistant coach - swisshockeynews.ch
Muller will reinforce the coaching staff effective immediately and stay part of the team until the end of the World Championship.

U Sports

TOP 10 TUESDAY — U SPORTS
Montréal remains atop the poll as the season starts winding down.

Saskatchewan Huskies women’s hockey team goalie quietly confident - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca
The Saskatchewan Huskies women's hockey team has four regular-season games left.

Clark’s soaring scoring a big reason Mustangs are back in title hunt | The London Free Press
April Clark went to Calgary last summer to play for the U Sports hockey all-stars against the Canadian women's development squad and the Japanese national team.She returned to Western as a scoring machine.

Checking in with women's hockey head coach Candice Moxley | Sports | westerngazette.ca
Running off the momentum of last season, the Mustangs sit second overall in the league under new head coach Candice Moxley's guidance.

European club hockey

The Nordic News: Turn And Face The Strange - The Ice Garden
What can happen in two weeks? A lot, it turns out.

SDHL (Sweden) Jennifer Wakefield’s SDHL season is over - The Ice Garden
First season in Gävle ends early

SDHL: Nicole Arnold replaces Hanna Olsson on Djurgården | Aftonbladet
Djurgården builds squad before playoffs.

Luleå historical - only club to win SDHL four years in a row | Aftonbladet
Last year’s SM gold winner Luleå defeated Modo at home with 5-3 during Wednesday night.

SWHL (Switzerland) HC Ladies Lugano part ways with Steve Huard - swisshockeynews.ch

AWIHL (Australia)

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 10 | Ice Hockey News Australia
Round 10 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Inferno and Sydney Sirens.