Today, the PHF announced its seventh franchise which will take root in Montreal, Quebec. This is the second Canadian franchise for the PHF, following the Toronto Six. The Montreal franchise’s leadership includes President Kevin Raphaël and Vice President Emmanuel Anderson. The new team already has a home base — Centre 21.02, a High-Performance Hockey Center directed by Hockey Canada icon Dani
Today, a look at center Logan Cooley of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here. Logan Cooley won't ever forget the friendly reception he received from Sidney Crosby when he decided to try hockey for the first time and ultimately become hooked on the game. "I just remember him always laughing, smiling, and kind of just making the game fun," Cooley said. "It's always important to remember it's just a game. It's something that you want to do, and you love to do, so I think enjoying it, having fun and not having it be too serious was important at that age." Cooley was 5 years old when he stepped on the ice at the Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, to participate in the inaugural Little Penguins Learn to Play Program in 2008-09, an introductory clinic for children ages 5-9 that provided first-time participants free head-to-toe equipment along with age-appropriate on-ice instruction by certified coaches."He has two older brothers (Eric and Riley) who played hockey and he just absolutely loved it, couldn't wait for his turn," said Cathy Cooley, Logan's mother. "He'd play alongside his brothers; that was his life. His stick went everywhere he went as an infant. It was in his car seat and when he started to walk. It was always in his hands. The program was advertised around the rinks and we thought it was a perfect start. He used to dress in his brother's equipment, so to finally fit him in the proper hockey gear was just the thing for us. And the equipment fit perfectly." more: World Juniors 2022
The SDHL’s top scorer from Sweden is 27 year old, Luleå HF forward, Emma Nordin. She is one of the few in the top 25 on Total Points who has never played in the NCAA. She did however score the emptynetter in her club’s 4-2 in the Champions Cup against NWHL’s Metropolitan Riveters. For the second week in a row a Luleå player scored the infamous Gordie Howe hattrick, this time Nordin sat out for 2+2 for Fighting with Brynäs IF, defender, Wilma Carlsson. Both Nordin and Carlsson would score a goal after serving their penalties.
Look out for Lara Stalder’s cheeky goal at 5:57 in this video!
Only four games after coming back from concussion, Luleå and Sweden defender, Johanna Fällman completed the rare feat of a Gordie Howe hattrick in a 14-0 win over bottom placed, Gothenburg. In the yellow of Luleå with #5 on her back, former North Dakota graduate Fällman faced Gothenburg captain, #20, Anna Borgfeldt.
Canadian Wilson Bennett (MODO) left the match in an ambulance after a tackle from Norberg Tegelin (AIK) who left the game on a match penalty
Canadian Jennifer Wakefield (Brynäs) left the match after taking a hit from Swiss, Sabrina Zollinger (HV71) in a match in the SDHL.