Hayley Wickenheiser stepped into the Hockey Hall of Fame this weekend, a place that pretty much everyone who ever saw her play knew she would end up. She was the first woman to be inducted as soon as she was eligible, and the only woman in the 2019 class.

Wickenheiser deserves every minute of celebration from this weekend. She ended her speech by highlighting the strides that have been made since she first wanted to play hockey, talking about her young nieces and how they could, if they wished to, walk into “any hockey rink in the country” and no one would give them a second look.

Her nieces are five and six years old. For the twenty-five and twenty-six year olds, there’s so much further to go.

Hayley Wickenheiser 'changed the game' on her way to Hockey Hall of Fame | CBC Sports
Hayley Wickenheiser will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. Not bad for a girl who used to slink into the arena, hoping to go unnoticed, to play a game that belonged, at the time, to boys and men.

Hayley Wickenheiser inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame - The Ice Garden
While the youtube embed above does have a subtitle option, The Ice Garden provides a summary of Wickenheiser’s speech.

Travis Dermott raves about Hayley Wickenheiser’s impact on Leafs
The Maple Leafs defenseman gushes about the team’s assistant director of player development ahead of her induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

International hockey

Sport au féminin : interview de Marion Allemoz, hockeyeuse - FemininBio
Le Hockey sur glace est un sport pour le moins confidentiel en France. Peu médiatisé, il l’est encore moins pour la ligue féminine, qui recèle pourtant des talents précieux. A 30 ans, Marion Allemoz évolue en ligue élite en tant qu’ailier gauche et est capitaine de l’équipe de France depuis dix ans. Elle nous parle mixité, persévérance et esprit d’équipe.


Nowhere to go: Girls can still dream in wake of CWHL’s collapse, just not too big | CBC Sports
When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded in March, it took with it the aspirations of many young female hockey players.

PWHPA releases exhibition games, two more Dream Gap Tour stops - The Ice Garden
‘PWHPA Live!’ brings intra-squad tilts to four cities

Sports: Stars of women’s hockey to showcase skills in Kingston | The Kingston Whig-Standard
The top names in professional women’s hockey will be coming to Kingston in the new year for a Jayna Hefford-Genevieve Lacasse showdown.

L’avenir du hockey féminin passe par la LNH - TVA Sports
L’intronisation de la grande Hayley Wickenheiser au Panthéon du hockey survient au moment où le hockey féminin traverse une période difficile.

LGBTQ league tournament

First Transgender Ice Hockey Team Hit Boston | GiveMeSport
In Cambridge, Massachusetts, an all-transgender ice hockey team “Team Trans” played their first scrimmage in a Boston Pride Hockey League match-up comprising both pro and amateur players. While the article files this under “women’s sports”, and some women players (such as PWHPA player Jessica Platt) were on the team, Team Trans is a mixed-gender team.


Polls: USCHO - USA Today - The Ice Garden

How each NCAA conference is shaping up - The Ice Garden
An in-depth look at conference standings and stand-out players in the NCAA so far this season

The Takeaway: Fast starts and top performances at the international break - The Ice Garden
Two undefeated teams remain as the Division I season ramps up

Tommies hockey could land in WCHA, but many hurdles remain – TommieMedia

How Penn State women’s hockey spends its bye weeks | Penn State Ice Hockey News | Daily Collegian | collegian.psu.edu
When Penn State hosts Syracuse on Nov. 23, it will be the team’s first game in three weeks.

Weekend Wrap: November 18 | College Hockey | USCHO.com
(6) Boston College took down rival Boston University while (7) Ohio State earned a win and a tie against (10) Minnesota Duluth.

NCAA Weekly Recap: November 18th

European club hockey

ZhHL (Russia)

ZhHL: Lyudmila Belyakova returns from maternity leave - The Ice Garden
The star forward scored a goal less than three minutes into her first game back on the ice

The Women’s Hockey League at the Halfway Point, Part 1. | CONWAY’S RUSSIAN HOCKEY BLOG
Agidel Ufa forward Olga Sosina. (Image Source) At the halfway point? Actually, a little past it now; the Russian Women’s Hockey League (the ZhHL) resumed action after its own international break this past week, with each team having played 14 games of the 28-game regular season at that point. Everybody is at 15 or 16…

The Women’s Hockey League at the Halfway Point, Part 2 | CONWAY’S RUSSIAN HOCKEY BLOG
Gorny St. Petersburg’s Fanuza Kadirova celebrates a goal against city rivals Dynamo earlier this season. (Image Source) On the second batch of our mid-term report cards for Women’s Hockey League teams (the first batch is here). This time, we’re looking at the bottom half of the table... or at least, at the teams that were…

Naisten liiga (Finland) HIFK’s Rantamäki meets her old club in a rare local game - Espoo Rajahuhta does not intend to bow to the former club icon: “Certainly there will be tight torques” | Yle Sports | yle.fi
In Tapiola’s training hall, the reigning Women’s League champion Kiekko-Espoo and HIFK will meet. The local game has been more visible to the players than the regular regular season standings.

Reigning champion Kiekko-Espoo knocked out HIFK in Women’s League Local Match | Yle Sports | yle.fi
Hockey-Espoo will continue at the Women’s League peak position with a nine-point difference to the Oulu Kärppi.

Sweden Division 1  Nana Fujimoto has arrived in Sweden - The Ice Garden
After an injury setback, Smile Japan goaltender is ready for first season in Sweden.

SDHL (Sweden)

SDHL standings week 9


Brynäs sniper queen Lara Stalder in big interview | Aftonbladet
Sniper queen Lara Stalder in a big interview about the boot for Luleå, the gold rush with Brynäs and why she playing defence on the national team

Vote: Goal of the Week week 46 - SDHL.se
Your candidates this week are Jessica Healey, Petra Nieminen and Erika Grahm.

U Sports

Top 10 Tuesday — U SPORTS
PEI climbs up to 6 while UBC comes in at 9 this week.

Women’s hockey Panthers pick up 5-1 road win in Sackville, N.B. | Local-Sports | Sports | The Journal Pioneer
Captain Rachel Colle’s goal 41 seconds into the third period was the winner Wednesday as the UPEI Panthers defeated the Mount Allison Mounties 5-2 in Atlantic University Sport women’s hockey action.

Les Stingers piquent une autre victoire à nos Bleus - Hockey féminin
L’équipe de hockey féminin des Carabins s’est inclinée 4-0 face aux Stingers de l’Université Concordia, dimanche après-midi à l’aréna Ed Meagher.

AWIHL (Australia)

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 4 | Ice Hockey News Australia
Round 4 of the 2019-20 Australian Women's Ice Hockey League season.


NWHL: Buffalo Beauts Split Weekend
The NWHL returned to action after several weeks’ break.

New Round Of Funding Keeps NWHL Plans Moving Forward
The NWHL did not disclose the financial terms.

NWHL eyeing expansion to Canada, Greater Toronto Area - Sportsnet.ca
The NWHL has secured new investment and is now looking at expansion into Canada and, specifically, the Greater Toronto Area.