Female Hockey Players Get Their Shot With New League

Posted by Amey Doyle on November 09, 2015
Female Hockey Players Get Their Shot With New League
National Women’s Hockey League has launched its first season with four teams

Hours after wrapping up her day at an education technology firm in Manhattan, Kiira Dosdall was glowing as she prepared for her second job at an ice rink in Brooklyn late Wednesday night. 

“It’s Christmas morning,” she said, motioning toward the pristine new skates on her feet. 

The pair of Bauer skates, which Dosdall described as “top of the line,” would have cost...

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U.S. bests Canada in women’s hockey at Four Nations Cup

Posted by Amey Doyle on November 09, 2015
U.S. bests Canada in women’s hockey at Four Nations Cup

Hilary Knight scores 36 seconds into overtime as the United States beat Canada 3-2 in Sunday’s final.​

SUNDSVALL, SWEDEN—An opportunistic goal denied Canada a second straight title at the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament.

Hilary Knight scored 36 seconds into overtime as the United States beat Canada 3-2 in Sunday’s final. 

Kelli Stack found a streaking Knight at Canada’s blue line with a fantastic pass and Knight did the rest, slipping past Canada...

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Women’s Ice Hockey: An Inside Perspective

Posted by Amey Doyle on June 01, 2015
Women’s Ice Hockey: An Inside Perspective
Assistant coach Laura Bellamy '13 praises Harvard Women's Ice Hockey's Class of 2015

This was a great article written by Assistant Coach Laura Bellamy who graduated herself from Harvard in 2013.  Bellamy talks about how the class of 2015 grew, developed and learned during their 4 years playing at Harvard. After one of the most successful seasons that Harvard has had in the NCAA, it was nice to read about why! The word used to describe the graduating class was WINNERS. I think it's so important to have a group...

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Kelowna female hockey star creates charity to help girls play the sport

Posted by Amey Doyle on May 26, 2015
Kelowna female hockey star creates charity to help girls play the sport

A great initiative out west! Congrats to Danielle Grundy who is finding a way to give back to less fortunate hockey players and giving them a chance to play!

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Charity offers girls a chance to play hockey even if they lack the money

Danielle Grundy, a former female professional hockey player from Kelowna, B.C., is starting a new charity that she hopes will give young girls an opportunity to chase their puck dreams.

The Grindstone...

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In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

Posted by Amey Doyle on May 01, 2015
In conversation with Meg Hewings, GM of The Montreal Stars women’s hockey team

What role do sports play in the expression of Canadian cultural identities?  In sports, we celebrate inclusion and common purpose, but the history of sports has been marked, much of the time, by prejudice and exclusion.  From lacrosse through women’s hockey, Canadian sports have expressed collective resistance, protected endangered community traditions and been key sites of conflict over the character of Canadian society.

On Tuesday, May 5, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), holds a half-day symposium, Sport and...

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Female Olympic champions call for fairer playing field in women’s sport

Posted by Amey Doyle on April 28, 2015
Female Olympic champions call for fairer playing field in women’s sport
Canadian hockey champion Natalie Spooner and curling champion Jennifer Jones open up about the obstacles they faced as female athletes and the inequalities that exist between women’s and men’s sport

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Before Jennifer Jones was a curling queen, she was a Winnipeg teen whose girlfriends abruptly quit sports.

The girls were at the age when body insecurities took hold, and with so few athletic female role models to look up to, it was easy to slip away from athletics....

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The National Women’s Hockey League: Impatience Is A Virtue

Posted by Amey Doyle on April 16, 2015
The National Women’s Hockey League: Impatience Is A Virtue

The National Women’s Hockey league held its launch party Monday night at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The NWHL only announced its existence last month via Yahoo’s Puck Daddy and social media sites were immediately set ablaze by a small contingent of thrilled fans. The information available was limited, but seemed reasonable, and even hopeful to many who want to see more media and fan attention dedicated to the women’s game.

The NWHL would pay its players, in direct opposition...

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Seniors lead Minnesota to its third national championship in four years

Posted by Amey Doyle on March 22, 2015
Seniors lead Minnesota to its third national championship in four years

MINNEAPOLIS -- Top-seeded Minensota defeated three-seed Harvard 4-1 to win the program's sixth national title in front of a sold-out crowd at Ridder Arena Sunday afternoon.

Goaltender Amanda Leveille made 19 saves for the Maroon & Gold while Minnesota (34-3-4) received goals from Megan Wolfe, Hannah Brandt and Meghan Lorence and Rachael Bona.

Playing in its fourth-consecutive NCAA championship game, Minnesota used three third period goals, including two in the final 4:06, to power past Harvard (27-6-3).

"I don't know...

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