August 20th, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The NWHL's Buffalo Beauts have announced the signing of six players to practice player contracts for the 2016-17 season. All six players attended NWHL free agent camp in Buffalo. The Buffalo Beauts practice players include forward Hayley Williams, who played 17 games for the Beauts last season, tallying a goal and five points. With fewer...

August 15th, 2016 In News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) announced the full 2016-17 NWHL schedule on Monday. As rumored, the season will be longer in the league's second year, moving from an 18-game schedule to 21 games. That's great news for the athletes, who will get more ice time and opportunity to be in front of fans. With the standard roster size...

August 15th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The U.S. and Canada are set to face off six times over the next week in Calgary with the United States Under-22 Select Team facing the Canadian Women's Development Team. U.S. and Canada U-18 squads will also face off in Calgary. The August series has become an annual tradition since its inception in 2007. Leading the way for most...

August 4th, 2016 In News, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The CWHL Entry Draft is set. When it takes place, the league's five teams will select from 81 players who have entered the draft, representing six different countries. Of those 81 players, 49 are from Canada, 26 are from the United States, three are from Japan, and there is one player each from Russia, France and Mexico. That includes Team...

August 1st, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The Buffalo Beauts rounded out their 2016-17 roster on Sunday with the announcement that Emily Pfalzer, Shiann Darkangelo, Megan Bozek and Jordyn Burns will be joining the club this coming season. Pfalzer, a standout and captain for the team last year, has agreed to a deal carrying a value of $22,000, a $1,000 raise over last season. Bozek’s...

August 1st, 2016 In New York Riveters, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

Former Buffalo Beauts forward Tatiana Rafter has signed a one-year, $16,500 contract with the New York Riveters, the team announced late Sunday night. That's a $1,500 salary increase over last season. The announcement came after Rafter revealed earlier in the day that she would be signing a deal to play the coming season in Europe. Details on...

August 1st, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The Buffalo Beauts have signed former Minnesota Whitecaps defenseman Anne Schleper to a one-year, $21,000 contract for the 2016-17 season, the team announced Sunday. The former Golden Gopher had an impressive collegiate track record, posting 32 goals and 82 assists in 159 career NCAA games. She has also participated in five Four Nations Cups,...

August 1st, 2016 In Connecticut Whale, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The Connecticut Whale have finalized their roster for the 2016-17 season with the signings of Haley Skarupa, Dana Trivigno and Ivana Bilic on Sunday, the final day of NWHL free agency. The pair of Boston College graduates — Skarupa and Trivigno — have signed one-year deals carrying a value of $20,000. Bilic comes with a cap hit of...

August 1st, 2016 In Boston Pride, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

First overall draft pick from the 2015 draft, Alex Carpenter, will sign a one-year, $19,000 contract with the Boston Pride, the team announced Sunday. Carpenter’s deal is the second biggest contract for a rookie to come this season, trailing only Amanda Kessel’s league-high $26,000 deal. Carpenter is the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award winner...

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