Story of the week

CWHL's first transgender woman finds comfort, confidence in professional hockey
Jessica Platt of the CWHL's Toronto Furies came out publicly as the first transgender woman in professional hockey. "I'm hoping I can help other trans people and trans athletes know that they can achieve their dreams," she says.

CWHL player hopes to spread positive message by announcing she’s transgender | Toronto Star
Jessica Platt is first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League

Jessica Platt breaking barriers in the CWHL -
Nikki Reyes sits down with Jessica Platt who is breaking barriers as the first openly transgendered player in the CWHL.

Jessica Platt becoming the first out transgender player in the CWHL is of course our story of the week. We both applaud Jessica’s courage in taking this step, but as cis women we feel that the best action we can take is simply to encourage you to watch the interviews, read the articles and hear what she has to say.


Furies shut out by Red Star, Thunder triumph over Rays - Pension Plan Puppets
Alex Carpenter and Rachel Llanes scored their first CWHL goals and Jenna McParland put up her first three goals of the season.

CWHL Kunlun Red Star sweep Toronto Furies Markham Thunder lose to Rays - Pension Plan Puppets
PPP’s Furies Fete did not turn out to be fantastic.

CWHL: Sportsnet to broadcast three regular season games  - Pension Plan Puppets
Games will be January 28, February 3 and March 10.

Tickets | The 2018 CWHL Awards Show - Toronto, ON at Ticketmaster
Buy The 2018 CWHL Awards Show tickets at the Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in Toronto, ON for Mar 23, 2018 08:00 PM at Ticketmaster.

New year, new Boston Blades head coach - The Ice Garden
Assistant coach Kacy Ambroz named head coach

Adversity and a trade couldn’t slow down one of the CWHL’s best goalies - Matchsticks and Gasoline
After a surprising trade announcement with Emerance Maschmeyer heading to Montreal, she’s enjoying her new season with Les Canadiennes.

Prevost comes home for Silver Stick - The Sarnia Journal
Silver Stick is back this month with a special Canadian Women’s Hockey League game to mark the 20th anniversary of girls’ Silver Stick play.

The journey of a professional women’s hockey player – The Varsity
Toronto Furies forward Danielle Gagne talks her life on and off the ice

Markham Thunder sign US Olympian and free agent Megan Bozek - Pension Plan Puppets
The 2014 Olympic silver medalist returns to the CWHL.

International hockey

U18 Women’s World Championships

Golden goal blitz - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - IIHF
USA scores six in six minutes

Canada takes bronze - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - IIHF
Guay stars in 5-1 win over Russia

Swiss survive - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - IIHF
Ruedi strikes to send Germany down

And that's a wrap - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - Russia - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF
Record crowds and star performers in Dmitrov

Wrapping Up the Under-18 Women’s Worlds | CONWAY'S RUSSIAN HOCKEY BLOG
The 2018 Women’s Under-18 World Championship came to an end on Saturday in Dmitrov, Russia, as the United States collected its fourth straight gold medal at the event with a 9-3 victory over Sweden.

Backstopping Sweden - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - IIHF
Goalie Anna Amholt impresses for Tre Kronor

City of captains  - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - Russia - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF
Ukhta builds a hockey tradition

Japan WW18 back on top - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship - Div IA -  IIHF
Promoted to highest level for sixth time

Denmark earns promotion - IIHF
WW18 Div. IB hotly contested vs. France


Seoul has no plans for joint Korean teams in sports other than women's hockey: official
Korea proposing joint women’s hockey team of 30 players.

Sweden's women team - Olympic - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF
Olympic team chock full of experience

Burlington's Fast chases down Olympic dream |
Renata Fast may have started playing hockey later than most, but her drive to succeed helped her reach the sport's pinnacle.

Para hockey


U.S. Tops Team NWHL, 3-0, in Exhibition Series Opener
Amanda Pelkey (Montpelier, Vt.) and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.) scored third-period goals as Team USA topped Team NWHL, 3-0, in the opening game of the weekend exhibition series here tonight at Florida Hospital Center Ice.

U.S. Defeats Team NWHL, 6-2, in Second Exhibition Game
Ten U.S. players earned points in victory

Gallery: Team NWHL v Team USA in Florida - The Ice Garden
Relive Saturday’s historic exhibition

NWHL Weekend Wrap
It was a light weekend in the NWHL, with just one game on tap as the Connecticut Whale hosted the Buffalo Beauts in Pittsburgh, PA. Buffalo won 4-3.

NWHL All-Star Weekend dates, location set - The Ice Garden
Hello, Twin Cities, it’s nice to finally see you!

The NWHL and the NHL: what can women’s hockey gain — and lose? - The Ice Garden
While recent partnerships with NHL teams have a lot of promise, there’s a downside to involving men’s hockey with women’s hockey’s interests.

Half a season in, Beauts still trying to find their legs — will they succeed? - The Ice Garden
With a new roster, old issues are arising in the Beauts’ third season — and this time, they have a title to defend.

Q & A with Shannon Doyle of the Connecticut Whale
Shannon Doyle has just about seen it all over her 40 pro games since the inception of the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL and after talking with her for just six minutes it’s clear why she was chosen by her teammates to be an alternate captain in her third season.


Polls: USCHO | USA Today | The Ice Garden

Iafallo siblings penning success stories with Kings, Ohio State
Los Angeles Kings forward Alex Iafallo's path to the NHL and his younger sister Julianna's road to Ohio State University's hockey team is a story of parental support, persistence and a box of Clementine oranges gone bad.

North Dakota’s Loss of Division I Women’s Hockey Leaves a Void - The New York Times
More than a decade of gains in the state’s youth and high school girls’ programs are endangered, and players who aspired to the team are heartbroken.

Timeout with ... Taylor Moreland | Local Sports |
Only two women in NCAA Division I hockey have more points than Taylor Moreland.

Boston College Women's Hockey Loses to Northeastern - The Heights
Boston College women's hockey dropped its second game all season, not to mention its first in two months, falling to Northeastern, 4-2, on Friday afternoon.

Women's Hockey - Wisconsin Athletics - Clutch Claudia: Kepler leads No. 1 Badgers to sweep of Minnesota State
Senior Claudia Kepler tallied two goals to power the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 4-0 victory over Minnesota State Sunday at LaBahn Arena.

Bow’s Shelby Herrington has made the most of her college hockey experience
Northeastern women’s hockey coach Dave Flint knows what to look for when selecting a team captain.

U Sports

Pandas are back on top this week, and Saskatchewan gets a vote.

European league hockey

WHL (Russia) Women’s Hockey Update: January 11th, 2018 | CONWAY'S RUSSIAN HOCKEY BLOG
Read on here for a recap of the Women's Hockey League All-Star Game, which took place yesterday, and a look at what the senior women's national team got up to last week.

SWHL (Switzerland) One playoff spot remains in the SWHL A -
After a one-month break, two teams are still in the running for the final playoff spot of the 2017-18 season of the SWHL A: both the Neuchâtel Hockey Academy and SC Reinach have the chance to qualify for the last remaining playoff spot in their last game.

AWIHL (Australia)

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 6 | Ice Hockey News Australia
Round 6 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice.