June 25th, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The National Women's Hockey League announced today the addition of Craig Muni to the Buffalo Beauts' coaching staff. Muni will join Ric Seiling as co-coach of the team. This will not be the first time the pair have coached together. Craig and I have coached together before, when our sons played together. We have history, and his wealth of...

June 16th, 2016 In NWHL 0 comments

Last weekend in New Jersey the NWHL held the first of it’s three 2016 Free Agent Camps (the next two will be held in Buffalo and Boston) as the four teams’ GMs look to fill out the rest of their rosters before the second season in league history gets underway. With 22 players on the ice there was lots of talent on display, including a few...

June 13th, 2016 In New York Riveters, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The New York Riveters have locked down 2015 2nd round draft pick Michelle Picard to a one-year, $17,500 contract, the team announced Monday. The 23-year-old defender has just finished her career at Harvard, where she wore the "C" during her final season. “The success Michelle has had as a player speaks for itself,” said general manager...

June 12th, 2016 In Connecticut Whale, NWHL 0 comments

Despite finishing sixth on the Connecticut Whale in points last season, Danielle Ward doesn’t have a contract for the upcoming season. She does have experience though, professional hockey experience, and hopefully that experience plus her performance at the NWHL Free Agent Camp in New Jersey June 9-11 will earn her a deal with one of the four...

June 11th, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, NWHL 0 comments

Last season with the Buffalo Beauts, Hayley Williams was not only one of the trailblazing pioneers of the NWHL, but she quickly became a fan favorite in the Western New York city and the feeling was mutual. She was a part of a team that had an amazing end to their season in somewhat unexpectedly reaching the Isobel Cup Final, and giving the...

May 30th, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, NWHL 0 comments

Ever wonder why a goalie became a goalie in the first place? Or what goalies do in their offseason? Luckily for you, we got the answers to both of those questions and much more when we spoke with goaltender Amanda Makela from the NWHL’s Buffalo Beauts. What’s her connection to the rookie goalie that just led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the...

May 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Women's Hockey 0 comments

USA Hockey has named 29 players to the women's national team off-ice camp, slated to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June. The roster features 11 players from the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), which is staking a growing presence on the U.S. national team roster. That number could grow before the camp takes place, with...

May 23rd, 2016 In Boston Pride, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

While the team waits for national team players to make their collective decision on the NWHL for the 2016-17 season, the Boston Pride have re-signed defenseman Blake Bolden to a one-year contract worth $14,000. That’s a $1,000 pay cut for Bolden, taken in a season where average player salary is going up marginally. The cut is likely a...

May 16th, 2016 In Buffalo Beauts, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The Buffalo Beauts have signed Kourtney Kunichika and Emily Janiga to one-year deals for the 2016-17 season, the team announced Monday. Kunichika returns to the team after putting up 17 points (9-8-17) in 18 games for the Beauts last season, helping the team battle through a slow start and find their way to the Isobel Cup Final, where they...

May 14th, 2016 In Connecticut Whale, News, NWHL, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The Connecticut Whale have put forward Jessica Koizumi to a new contract, the team announced Thursday. She’s inked a one-year, $14,000 contract. That's quite a large step down from the $20,500 deal the veteran played under last year. During the regular season she put up a pair of goals and seven points through 15 games. She additionally put...

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