Which jerseys are championship-worthy and which wouldn't make the playoffs?
It's official! The PWHL will drop the puck on Jan. 1!
The PWHL's stars will be part of the NHL's All-Star festivities.
Catch up with Mariah Fujimagari in the latest Around the Rink.
GM Michael Hirshfeld prioritized signing players early to remove distractions from training camp.
The uOttawa Gee-Gees have found their stride with a win over rival school, Carleton University.
The Deutschland Cup showcased a clash of high-ranked European teams.
Looks like the Badgers are human, after all!
Damkronorna icon moves from Swedish U18 Women leadership to behind the Boston bench.
The TIG staff shares our thoughts on the inaugural PWHL jerseys.
A similar, still visual way to look at the SDHL season so far, but this time focus more on the timing part of things.
A look around this week's PWHL signing news.
Diving into some numbers that defined the PWHL Draft.
Learning to embrace the mundane.
The PWHL moves one step closer to game day as they announce team jerseys.
The Professional Women's Hockey League announced Monday that it would be holding a preseason evaluation camp at the start of December in Utica, NY to prepare for final roster selections ahead of its inaugural season. All six teams will be in attendance at the Utica University Nexus Center for training,
Check out the big stories from this past week in the NCAA and beyond.
Let's see how the Canadian-based PWHL teams are looking before training camp begins this week.
Let's take a look at who the three US-based PWHL teams have signed before training camp opens this week!
US beat Canada in Game 2 of the Rivalry Series Saturday afternoon.
Dan and Allie chat with TIG teammate Carlie Markey about WHKYHAC, the current Rivalry Series, and more.
Team USA takes Game 1 of the Rivalry Series. Here's how it all went down.
The 23-24 Rivalry Series kicks off tonight! Here's how and who to watch in the November games.
Hockey Canada released the roster of who will face Team USA in the opening two games of the 2023-24 Rivalry Series. Of the 23 players, the roster features 17 players who won a silver medal at the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship. 21 of the 23 players have affiliations
Gina Kingsbury and Troy Ryan Will Lead Team Canada Through 2026 Olympics
Allie and Dan are joined this week by 1998 USA Hockey gold medalist and former Connecticut Whale assistant Coach Sue Merz and Vice President of Hockey Operations for the AHL Hayley Moore.
A growing number of coaches in NCAA D1 women's hockey have pro experience.
Wisconsin is still undefeated ... for now. But it's a long season, and some teams are chomping at the bit to give the Badgers a taste of defeat. Who you got?
Keep up-to-date with TIG's PWHL signing tracker and watch all six teams come together ahead of the league's inaugural season.
A Retrospective on CWHL & PHF Stat-Keeping: How the PWHL Must Be Better
Let's get caught up on all the action from the past weekend.
New Podcast Alert: Emergency Call-Ups, hosted by @quarkyhockey
PWHL rosters continue to grow as Boston, Ottawa, and Minnesota make things official.
Column: If these are the real PWHL team names, hopefully the league kept their receipts.
A trademark filing suggests what the names of the new PWHL teams might be.
How can an import spend a free weekend in central Europe? @SallyHoerr has some ideas.
The PWHL's logo is officially here.
Get to know some of the most intriguing participants looking to make Ottawa’s roster.
Jillian Dempsey's Next Chapter: A Boston hockey legend looks ahead into the unknown.
Frölunda captain to miss the rest of team's inaugural SDHL campaign.
Who are Boston's 11 training camp invites? Let's dive into the emerging Boston PWHL roster.
Allie and Dan are joined by former Buffalo Beauts GM Nate Oliver for a marathon show that is a must-listen for Beauts fans.
Who is on the PWHL training camp rosters plus key dates for roster building.
The former Beauts and Whale netminder was named the third star of the preseason matchup between the Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye.
Czechia Goaltender Blanka Škodová Joins AIK
PWHL Announced as Founding Members of Respect Hockey Culture Center
It's CJ! Dan and Allie talk with the star goaltender about their past, present, and potential future in the PWHL.
Stefanie McKeough will take over leadership of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees this season. The team announced her promotion to head coach in July.
Who's ready for red, white, and rivalry? U.S. Women’s National Team Roster Announced for November Rivalry Series
Colgate and RMU are rolling, and Minnesota is just really, really good at hockey as a rule, it seems. Check out this past weekend's worth of action in the National Conference!
The draft, the camp invites, and the identity of PWHL New York.
The schedule for the 2023-24 Rivalry Series is here!
It was a wild weekend with a lot of scoring. Check out the biggest stories from this season's opening weekend in the NCAA.
Holy Cross coaching staff gets an upgrade with some familiar faces.
Tired: Netflix and chill. Wired: rankings and Chel.
What if you could build a hockey team of players who haven't already been signed elsewhere or drafted into the PWHL — who would you choose?
Team TIG's biggest no-calls at the PWHL Draft.
PWHL Ottawa pick and former Connecticut Whale Caitrin Lonergan joins Dan and Allie this week.
Visualizing how the draft went from a few different angles.
Colgate and Yale lead the board heading into a season with plenty of changes on the horizon.
Here's how each team drafted in the inaugural PWHL Draft!
Keep up with all the PWHL Draft picks as they happen with our live draft board!
If you've got questions, we've got (some) answers to get you caught up on what you need to know going into the PWHL Draft.
An exclusive interview with Hecate Sports Group's Eleni Demestihas as the clock ticks down to the PWHL draft.
Dive into a data-informed (& vibes-driven) mock draft by a women's hockey analyst.
PWHL New York has an impressive young core trio to build around in Monday's draft.
Three proven commodities PWHL Boston should target on draft day
“It’s going to be a dialogue between our staff, management and players to figure out the direction we want to go.”
Courtney Kessel, Charlie Burggraf, Kori Cheverie, Howie Draper, Carla MacLeod, and Troy Ryan become first coaches in league history.
The former Connecticut Whale player discussed her plans and that time when the Pod came within six minutes of lifting the Isobel Cup.
268 players have declared for the inaugural PWHL draft on September 18th.
The return of RMU, the evolution of Penn State and Mercyhurst, and more as we look to CHA action in late September.
Naisleijonat & Kiekko-Espoo netminder calls it a career after dealing with lingering concussion symptoms.
Former Beauts captain Taylor Accursi stops by for a chat with Dan and Allie.
Using Sportlogiq data to project contract values and team structure
The Boston PWHL team's first signees have strong ties to the city.
Canada's capital city makes a splash.
Allie Thunstrom talks about how she became so darn fast and shares other stories with the Around the Rink crew.
Alyssa chats with Anne Tokarski: hockey writer, creator, and master's student This month on Turnovers, Alyssa Turner was joined by hockey writer, master's student, and social media content creator Anne Tokarski. Anne and Alyssa spent time discussing Anne's journey to becoming a women's hockey fan — dating back to the 2018
What we know now, what we're going to know "soon," and what we still want to hear someone say.
Michael Hirshfeld is the general manager of Ottawa’s new professional women’s hockey team. In a press release Friday morning, the PWHL announced the names of the six general managers appointed to lead teams.
The first wave of PWHL GMs are Danielle Marmer, Natalie Darwitz, Danièle Sauvageau, Pascal Daoust, Michael Hirshfeld, and Gina Kingsbury.
Highlights from the 90-minute Zoom meeting hosted by the Professional Women’s Hockey League.
Here we go.
Team Ukraine's captain in her own words.
Ahead of a scheduled press conference, social media revealed hints of the new North American League's official name and team locations
“Life finds a way.” It is one of the most unassailable yet difficult to reconcile truths of existence: life - in the midst of horror, anxiety, and sadness - continues on. For proof of that among elite women’s hockey players, look no further than Team Ukraine captain Daria Tsymyrenko.
The final day (day 5) by the numbers.
Ruggerio continues to make strides off the ice.
Day two by the numbers.
In an unexplained twist, the HC Ladies Lugano have returned from the grave in a curious continuation of their saga.
The European Women's Hockey League Players Association announced its formation early Thursday afternoon.
Defender Sydney Baldwin stops by to chat with Allie and Dan.
The NHL franchise will be the primary sponsor for the USWNT's final evaluation camp next month.
The IIHF's second-highest level of international women's hockey competition gets underway soon.
Former Montréal Force forward Kristina Shanahan swings by for a conversation.
It’s not as easy as it seems.
The professional women’s hockey league-to-come has hired Burton Lee as game operations and fan experience director.
Some of the players who helped give Buffalo its first-ever professional hockey championship, and some who made an impact for the team even during its less-successful seasons.
Heart, history, and ambition in the State of Hockey.
Alyssa chats with Haley Rath, former Toronto Six Game Day Ops Manager. This month on Turnovers, Alyssa Turner was joined by former Toronto Six and Toronto Furies Game Day Operations Manager, Haley Rath. Following the news of losing her job in women's hockey once again, Haley and Alyssa shared stories
This week on Around the Rink, Allie Morse & Dan Rice were off! But we wanted to share an early episode of ATR that Dan recorded with Toronto Six defender Taylor Woods, which was recorded just days after T6 won what is now the final Isobel Cup in PHF history. Keep
The former Buffalo Beauts goaltender answered questions and discussed what’s next for her.
Hear why the winner of the Beauts' Debra A. Cresanti Award has decided to spend next season in Europe.
Above all else, the Riveters were an entertaining team that fans could (and did) fall in love with.
The Pod's all-time greats.
As much as fans may want this new league to succeed, it's difficult to overlook the way the PWHPA's acquisition of the PHF came about.
It's goalie time!
Dan and Allie chat with former Boston Pride forward Taylor House.
Dan reads a player statement and chats with Ivo Mocek in the wake of the PHF ceasing operations.
11 members come together to represent the interests of the former PHF player pool
We discuss what we want to see in the new league, what we need to see in the new league, and how we all got here.
A live reaction from Dan and Allie on the sale of the PHF.
Alyssa chats with CJ of the Toronto Six
Respect the game. Never expect, always earn. Respect, respect, respect. Where was the respect last night?
The PHF breaks it silence with a press release.
There is now one league. That league is the PWHPA.
Rookie of the Year finalist and Frozen Four MVP sign in the State of Hockey.
Alternate captain and Isobel Cup champ signs on the dotted line in Toronto.
The center has been signed for another season in the PHF.
Check out the latest episode with Dan, Allie, and one of TIG's best former contributors.
La Force have finalized their goalie tandem and their front office for the upcoming season.
As Pride month winds down, we look at how well women's hockey leagues and teams have embraced LGBTQ+ players and fans ... and where they could step up their efforts.
The Team Canada legend is the sole woman inducted among the class of 2023.
Swedish netminder re-ups in Queen City.
Overtime scorer aims for a repeat with the Six.
The three-time Olympian and co-founder of the CWHL details her time with Team Canada in this memoir.
This week on ATR in the PHF, Allie Morse was away on assignment, but Dan Rice was joined by 2017 Isobel Cup champion Sarah Casorso for a lengthy chat about her time in the NWHL and a myriad of topics. TIG contributor Alyssa Turner also stopped by to update us
The Minnesota Whitecaps announced on Friday that they’ve re-signed forward, Isobel Cup champion (2019), four-time All-Star Jonna Albers to a new, two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Support The Ice Garden with a Paid Subscription! This past season Albers, who won Newcomer of the Year in
The forward and defender both have Olympic and Worlds experience.
The Boston Pride announced on Wednesday that they have signed Buffalo Beauts goaltender Kassidy Sauvé to a one-year deal ahead of Season 9. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last season with Buffalo, Sauvé was limited to three games because of injury, but still managed to compile a
The former practice player could break out from her previous bottom-six role.
The Minnesota native is staying put.
Two-time All Star stays home in Minnesota.
The 5-foot-8 forward joins college teammate Amalie Andersen in the 716.
The forward will be making $70K with a $5K signing bonus in the first year of a slightly backloaded contract.
The returning defender is making $110K AAV over the course of her contract.
Her one-year deal makes her the first Danish player in league history.
Minnesota bolsters defense with 2022 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Champion.
Whale Re-Sign Forward From Stratford, CT.
She returns for a third season on the Buffalo blue line
The mullet-sporting pride of Nova Scotia is staying put in Toronto for 2023-24.
The team now has 22 players under contract for the upcoming season
The forward was a leader at the University of Minnesota
Another formidable forward joins The Pack.
Boston native to suit up for hometown club.
Two more Olympians join the Riveters.
The Buffalo Beauts might not have announced a head coach yet, but we're finally starting to see signs of life this week from the 716. Forward Emma Nuutinen agreed to terms for a second season with the Beauts, as announced by the team Friday morning. The announcement comes on the
The Metropolitan Riveters announced on Thursday that they’ve re-signed forward Hayley Lunny and goaltender Rachel McQuigge to one-year deals. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Both played in only eight games for the team last season, their first as pros, but for different reasons. The middle of McQuigge’
The Connecticut Whale announced on Thursday that they’ve re-signed defender Tori Howran to a new, two-year contract, revising her previous two-year deal that would have expired after the upcoming season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Drafted seventh overall in the 2020 Draft, Howran has played in 47
Hockey East standout swims to the Pod.
Two more Isobel Cup champs stay in the GTA.
Three returns and one fresh face for La Force.
A standout rookie and a returning veteran are shipping up to Boston.
Free agent frenzy! Olivia Zafuto joins the pod and chats with Dan and Rice about her season with the Pride, her future with the Rivs, and much more.
Ivo Mocek speaks to The Ice Garden about the team's signings and offseason strategy.
Rivs bring in two more college free agents.
Two more Rivs re-up.
Swedish Olympic goaltender joins the Whale following collegiate career.
The Quinnipiac graduate is set to start her professional career in Boston
Two college standouts turn pro in the Metro.
The Boston Pride announced on Friday that they have signed forward Gabrielle David to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old from Drummondville, Québec played the past four seasons for Clarkson University where she amassed 149 points (58g-91a) over 135 games with the Golden Knights. David was a four-time ECAC All-Academic team
The Metropolitan Riveters announced two re-signings Thursday morning, adding forwards Sarah Bujold and Fanni Garat-Gasparics back to their roster for 2023-24. Both players have agreed to one-year deals on the heels of a rebuild year for the Rivs, who narrowly missed the playoffs after a late-season push. 🚨OFFICIAL 🏒💪 Metropolitan Riveters
Kendall Cornine joins the Whale after four seasons with the Riveters.
The Metropolitan Riveters announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward McKenna Brand and defenders Kaleigh Fratkin and Olivia Zafuto to one-year contracts. All three players played with the Boston Pride last season; Brand and Fratkin won back-to-back Isobel Cups (2021, 2022) with the franchise. Zafuto’s deal is worth
Yale's all-time points leader returns home to the GTA.
Czech defender stays in Boston.
It's safe to say the Force is strong in free agency. Montréal has added three more signings to its burgeoning roster, including two returners, as announced by the team Wednesday afternoon. Taylor Baker and Christine Deaudelin return to the blueline for La Force's second season, while McGill grad Marika Labrecque
It's been a busy first month of PHF Free Agency.
A look at the PHF '22-'23 regular season through the medium of data viz.
The Toronto goaltender is aiming for an Isobel Cup repeat.
The Metropolitan Riveters announced on Tuesday that they have signed goaltender Noora Räty to a one-year contract, in perhaps the biggest splash the franchise has made in their nine-season existence since they inked star forward Amanda Kessel before Season 2. Räty is a four-time Olympian, and two-time bronze medalist for
The two-time Isobel Cup champion stays in Boston.
A few things have happened since our last podcast.
The PHF’s newest franchise continues to load up with the re-signings of captain Ann-Sophie Bettez, Alexandra Labelle and the new additions of Elizabeth Giguère and Corinne Schroeder.
International ice hockey can be hard to follow.
The dynamic forward agrees to a new salary for the second year of her contract with Connecticut.
Reagan Rust among the players recognized for their contributions to their communities and hockey culture.
Almost four years after meeting an epileptic youth hockey player, Mallory Souliotis continues her advocacy.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
After a solid season, the Connecticut Whale fell short of the ultimate prize.
The Whitecaps were…underdogs?
The Six's deep roster and dynamic goalie duo brought them their first Isobel Cup.
The PHF is still less than forthcoming with regard to where the teams and the players stand as free agency begins.
New players, a new coach, a new home rink — the Rivs had to make a lot of adjustments in season eight.
Why we need to pay attention to the low end of the salary spectrum and the cap floor.
During their first year in the league, La Force was strong, but not quite spectacular.
Gabel's unforgettable season was acknowledged with two more major awards.
A losing year held a few bright spots for Buffalo. What were the highlights, and what does the team need to change for next season?
We're about to find out what team president Kevin Raphael and his front office can do when they start the free agency race at the same time as the rest of the pack.
Your go-to destination for PHF signings and rosters.
Terms of her agreement include a salary of $122,000 plus a signing bonus of $7,000.
The Connecticut Whale are sticking to what works, extending their longtime head coach through 2025.
After falling to Group B last year, Finland is back on top
The Czechs outlasted the Swiss to claim their second consecutive bronze medal.
Data viz recapping the games of IIHF Women's Worlds on April 16, 2023.
Gold #10 for the US of A.
The Worlds will be back in the U.S. next year.
Five of the top players from Europe and Asia everyone needs on their radar.
Data viz recapping the games of IIHF Women's Worlds on April 13, 2023.
Data viz recapping the games of IIHF Women's Worlds on April 11, 2023.
"It’s been nice to be treated more professionally - the change from Year 1 to today is extremely different. I’ve enjoyed my time in Buffalo, they treat me well."
Data viz recapping the games of IIHF Women's Worlds on April 7, 2023.
Data viz recapping the games of IIHF Women's Worlds on April 6, 2023.
During the final weekend of the Riveters' season, we spoke with the Hungarian star about a wide range of topics for The Ice Garden. Here’s how it went.
Team Czechia will seek to repeat or improve upon last year’s third place performance.
The Damkronorna are back in the top flight. Will it be with a vengeance?
Smile Japan looks to build off last year's historic finish.
Team France returns to the top level and will battle to avoid relegation once again.
Team Canada goes for glory on home ice.
Germany looks to improve on a 9th place finish but may lack the depth to do so.
The Hungarians make their third consecutive appearance at the top level.
The Metropolitan Riveters announced via social media on Monday afternoon that Digit Murphy chose not to re-sign as President of the team, and as an SVP of BTM Partners (which also has a stake in the ownership of the Boston Pride and the Toronto Six) in order to pursue other
The Swiss will need to stay healthy to challenge for a medal.
Look for the Lady Lions to come roaring back.
Team USA is going with a youth movement with Kendall Coyne Schofield out of the lineup.
The Ice Garden officially went independent on March 1, 2023. We wanted to close out our first month in style. We love our old logo and colors and will continue to use them, but we also wanted to do something special to mark this transition. This place is ours, and
On Saturday, the Montréal Force announced the winners of seven team awards via Instagram. The awards were voted on by players and staff in the week leading up to the last team gathering of the season. They included MVP, Best Teammate, Rookie of the Year, the All Guts Award, the
The Six are the PHF's first Canadian champions.
Can the Toronto Six win it all in their first trip to the Isobel Cup final?
Will the Whitecaps become the second team in the PHF to win the Cup twice?
The team announced Wednesday morning that they have parted ways with head coach Rhea Coad.
"It’s fun to be back, and I’m happy to be playing against this type of talent; also proving myself back here in America this season."
"I believe the league is getting younger."
Jaques makes history as the first Black player and second defender ever to win the Patty Kaz.
The Whitecaps will play for the Isobel Cup.
Emma Woods scores in OT to keep the Six alive.
The Connecticut Whale upset the Toronto Six, winning 5-3 in the first game of the Isobel Cup semifinal. From the moment the puck dropped, the Whale seemed to have it all under control.
In a statement, the club wrote: “The story of the Ladies ends here.”
Curtis' hat trick puts the Whitecaps up 1-0 in their series over Boston.
Let's take a look at the matchup between the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the PHF ahead of their series this weekend.
Can rookie goaltender Corinne Schroeder help the Boston Pride achieve a third consecutive Isobel Cup?
Forward & defender reflect on their first season in New Jersey.
It’s the time of the year for regular season Premier Hockey Federation awards, and there is a lot of competition.
Harvey’s are the PWHPA champions after winning a dramatic championship game.
The PWHPA hosted their first-ever award ceremony Saturday night. The association handed out five awards, four of which were handed to players from Team Harvey’s.
A look at the past month in Six land.
The PWHPA has landed in California for the conclusion of the 2022-23 Dream Gap Tour. The standings are final, and the matchups set for the playoffs.
Kristina Shanahan on enjoying her first pro season, playing with her best friend, and more.
Canada names its roster, which has no PHF players and is headlined by the return of Natalie Spooner.
The PHF announced today that the 2023 Isobel Cup Final will be held at Mullett Arena on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday, March 26. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and TSN beginning at 6 p.m. local time, 9 p.m. ET.
The final home weekend for Buffalo was, of course, not without its peaks and valleys.
What Auttie Mac has to say about her move from the Buffalo Beauts to the Montréal Force.
Riveters sweep Montréal.
After they both were eliminated from qualifying for the PHF postseason last weekend, there was some question about what type of game we would see between the Metropolitan Riveters (8-13-0) and Montréal Force (8-13-2) at the Rink at the American Dream Mall on Saturday night. To their credit, both teams
Some expected nominees and some surprise omissions? J and Simon give their thoughts.
It's been a rocky year for Buffalo, but that doesn't mean there haven't been some highlights.
A reference on how to read all of my viz styles featured on The Ice Garden.
The four PWHPA teams will compete Saturday and Sunday in their final regular season games of the 2022-23 Dream Gap Tour.
As journalists, we always love a feel-good story. Most of us stop rooting for teams when we begin this profession and begin rooting for the people we get to know or feel-good stories. As luck would have it that’s just what I witnessed last weekend when goaltender Rachel McQuigge
After an illustrious career spanning nearly 15 years, U.S. National Team forward Brianna Decker announced her retirement Thursday morning. Decker tweeted a statement via her personal Twitter account, as well as providing a release via USA Hockey. Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/Z21BJORKGo — Brianna Decker (@Bdecker14) March 2,
It’s been a rather predictable start to tournament season but still plenty of time to shake things up.
At the moment, we are on schedule for having 13 professional teams in North America next season. That translates to roughly 160 pro women's hockey players on the ice in 2023-24. That number is something to be excited about.
We are here because of you.
Time to start up with the permutations as the regular season is over and the conference tournaments are here for a brief stay before we reach the NCAAs.
“I really like it here and I really love the Riveters. Absolutely (I would want to come back).” - Ebba Berglund
The final weekend is here. Still so much chaos to be encapsulated but we have an old familiar face back atop the poll.
“I got a message that they wanted my stick to take to the Hockey Hall of Fame. I couldn’t say no. - Fanni Garát-Gasparics
We finally have no turnover week to week, and even had minimal movement in our poll. This clearly means a tumultuous weekend is imminent.
We’ve shown a lot of grit and competitiveness lately here and we’re ready to keep going. - Natalie Snodgrass
The bottom of our poll is in shambles but at the top teams are really starting to heat up.
We never expected this
The first player to sign a contract in this league, Janine Weber has seen some stuff over the past eight years.
“So I was born in 97 and my brother wore no. 98 growing up. Haha, I like having that big number on my back.”
“I look at what I did well and take the positive stuff into that next game.” - Lovisa Berndtsson
“Being able to be on the ice every day and play alongside amazing players has been a really great experience for me.” - Loren Gabel
Things are heating up and the finalized playoff picture is starting to form.
Kendra Woodland completed a shutout as Canada won its first gold in a decade.
Scotiabank beat Adidas 3-0 Saturday afternoon on hockey day in Canada in Owen Sound. The game was a must-win for Scotiabank, who had lost five of their previous six. Though the scoreline looked like a wide affair, the game was an end-to-end thriller. American star Amanda Kessel made her return
Montreal adds a scoring threat to their playoff push.
Lots to get to this week, and I recruited Natalie Snodgrass, Sydney Baldwin, Amanda Leveille, and Cat Crawley to help me out!
45 players will split into Team Canada, Team USA and Team World on January 29 in downtown Toronto
The speedy forward decides to part ways with the team in a surprising move for everyone.
Let’s get hockey proverbial
We are approaching the time when we start to look at magic numbers and clinching options but there will be lots to decide over the coming weeks.
Harvey’s sits firmly atop the PWHPA standings through the first four showcase weekends.
Emma Woods tells us why she returned to the Six and the PHF for a third season, and what it’s been like to play alongside Brittany Howard.
Which cheese is the best cheese? Also, we discuss hockey.
Welcome to 2023 PHF fam! This week I enlisted help from players on the Pride, Whale, and Riveters to break down the week that was.
The pro hockey lifestyle is arriving
We are in the second half and things are heating up. Plenty of intrigue to be had on both sides of the country.
The PWHPA will play games across Southern Ontario and the United States to continue the 2022-23 Dream Gap Tour.
“He said I was a player he remembered his team playing against, and that I was annoying to play against,”
The 15th U18 Worlds begins on Jan. 8 in Sweden
The Beauts are in a hole with a record of 1-6-1... why?
Howard has begun her PHF career with 12 goals in 10 GP
A trio of Finnish players have made a huge impact on the Riveters so far this season. We spoke with them to find out why they chose the PHF and more!
Happy Holidays PHF fans! This week hear from Kennedy Ganser, Emma Vlasic, Dominique Kremer, and others while you sip some eggnog this weekend!
Reflecting on luck in the sport of hockey
After registering her first PHF point we spoke with Whale forward Lenka Serdar to find out why she joined the league and more!
A post-mortem of two wild games, and not just because of the lake-effect snow.
Get ready for your draft with this preview of must-pick defenders
Who is at the top of the mountain at the end of 2022?
Goaltenders stood tall during a fast and fun-filled showcase
This week hear from Mintuu Tuominen, Mallory Souliotis, and others as we go around the rink!
Historic salary cap represents increased investment in players
Three teams will take the ice in Toronto for Jan. 29’s All-Star action
The Beauts enter their third year of celebrating the great outdoors with a big tilt downtown.
Recently we caught up with Amanda Boulier to find out the answers to questions like which championship ring is nicer, and why she returned for a sixth season
We have reached the semester break and had a bit of turmoil to wrap the year up. We will return in the New Year with a new poll.
PWHPA players will compete in a skills competition and 3-on-3 tournament at their all-star weekend in Ottawa.
Seven players out, ten in for Team USA
A deep dive into the Rivs’ success on the PP and Tuominen’s role in it
This week we hear from Whale defender Allie Munroe and Whitecaps defender Amanda Boulier as we recap a wild week 4!
Four PWHPA matches plus an all-star game are coming to and around the National Capital Region.
With 79 points (34g-45a) in 73 regular season games, we should be talking about Boston’s McKenna Brand more, and that starts here!
Very little is constant in this sport except the craziness that is one week to the next. We have one poll left before the end of the calendar year.
Put some respect on their names!! The PWHPA entertained Pittsburgh fans with a high-scoring weekend.
Times are changing
The PHF’s newest franchise took to home ice for the first time, and the city welcomed them.
Newcomers and familiar faces in new places stole the show in November
We saw four wild games this weekend, and lots of goals. Hear from McKenna Brand, and Emma Keenan too, as we go around the rink.
We finally got some exciting OOC games and they definitely shook things up.
With special guest Allie Morse!
We spoke with Riveters defender Anna Kilponen after the team’s home opener, a 6-3 win over Toronto to find out more about the fantastic Finn!
Is Toronto genuinely better at home? Could the crease belong to Carly Jackson? Did Toronto win Free agency? Is it REALLY a good idea to play at the mall?
The four PWHPA teams will reconvene for a Thanksgiving weekend showcase in Pittsburgh
Sarah Bujold has brought her scoring prowess from the SDHL to the PHF
Four big games last weekend! We hear from Emma Woods, Venla Hovi, Taylor Accursi, Anna Kilponen, Carly Jackson, and Allison Attea to help us recap it all!
Well that was a bit nutty, plenty of exciting games with exciting results and no one agrees about anything.
With two showcases in the books and one on the way, here’s how the PWHPA stands
The Rivalry Series comes to Seattle
“Lollo is always so happy to be at the rink and to be with her teammates.” Beauts defender Allison Attea on Berndtsson.
It’s our last look at the teams before the big gluttony of OOC games for the holidays.
The Beauts might be buried in snow but they have a ton of personality
Team Canada’s skilled forwards have already made an impact in the PHF
Wake your mind up, and clear your eyes up, the PHF’s 8th Season is underway! We recap all the action, plus hear from Tera Hofmann & Jenna Rheault!
Following the Riveters’ preseason finale in Connecticut, I caught up with Leah Marino to find out why she made the switch from Toronto to New Jersey, what skills she worked on this summer, and more
PHF fantasy hockey is back!!
We are really starting to see who the teams really are. The coming weeks will give us a few great OOC meetings but for now the conference play has been generous.
The Force was strong with Montreal, but the Beauts emerge with four of a possible six points in a chaotic pair of games.
Toronto’s opening weekend has everything: a two-game win streak, a roster limit controversy and a six-year-old polar bear running around waving a giant flag.
Two exciting matchups are on the schedule for Sunday
Season 8 is Here! Hear from Packer, Marino, Turner, Berndtsson, Ganser, and Keenan as they get ready to chase that Cup!
The PWHPA is back in action with six games in Truro, NS.
Get ready for some skills and a wild 3-on-3 tournament in Ottawa
The Montreal Force look like they’re going to be fine... not great, not terrible, but they should be fine
I’m sure most of us whose twenties are quickly becoming a distant memory can’t look back and say they’ve been able to travel the world, win a professional championship, start their coaching career, survive a pandemic, and start a new life in a new state — all during
And it will have women’s hockey content soon
After taking the PHF by storm in her first season, can Kennedy Marchment be even better this season? Oh, hell yeah.
After coming oh-so-close to winning their 1st Isobel Cup the Connecticut Whale have reloaded and could be on the cusp of history.
We got to see some great games and some varied results. We only had two sweeps and one of them stood out above the other.
Some fun for Halloween and some insight on the inner dealings ahead of Opening Weekend.
It hasn’t been a beautiful two or three seasons for the former bridesmaids of the league, but can another new-look roster swing things back Buffalo’s way?
It’s reckless prediction season!
After an offseason of additions and one very notable subtraction, The Toronto Six are poised to compete
Claire Thompson is back for Team Canada and Team USA will be introducing a bunch of newcomers to the best rivalry in sports
New Team! New Coach! New Home! Many changes throughout the Metropolitan Riveters this off-season, but was it enough to contend?
Why did Kassidy Sauvé sign with the Beauts this summer? How is she adjusting to a new team & goalie partners? The answer to these and more below!
Wasn’t the most impressive weekend for most of our poll members but this week sets off some big intra-conference matchups.
On Monday, the Toronto Six celebrated their past, while also looking to the future
The games are afoot! Hear from some Rivs and Beauts after their preseason game at American Dream, plus news & notes from around the PHF.
A look into each teams’ weekend in Montreal
Things are just starting to get going and we will be starting to see a clearer picture in the coming weeks.
Boston remains the team to beat
Much has changed but the Whitecaps look like they have the depth to be true contenders again
No streaming, no social media presence, belated announcements: what is the point?
Rookies and veterans come together to form team Scotiabank?
Who doesn’t want to see Jenner and Knight on the same line?
Marie-Philip Poulin and Ann-Renée Desbiens lead Harvey’s into 2022-23
Who’s ready for a line of Kendall Coyne Schofield, Amanda Kessel, and Sarah Nurse?
The four teams begin the 2022-23 Dream Gap Tour in an all new format
Most of our teams are taking easier starts so far this season but things should start to warm up soon.
With two weeks of practices in the books, the eighth iteration of Buffalo’s squad is getting ready for its uphill climb back to the top.
Eldridge has all the tools necessary to be a true sniper, all she needs is the opportunity to prove it
“This is an amazing opportunity to get authenticated game-used merchandise heading into a historical Season 8 in the PHF!” - Carly Jackson
We have a new participant in the race to Duluth this season and they are showing potential.
Small was announced as the new President of the Toronto Six, and after some time away from the game, she’s eager to get started.
Kaycie Anderson scored four of her seven pro goals against the Riveters, so they went out and signed her this summer. why’d she leave Connecticut and more below!
In this ATR we hear from two Riveters - Madison Packer & Kaycie Anderson, plus news and notes from around the PHF as we inch closer to opening day.
Teams are slowly starting to wade into competitive games as the season gets underway. Lots of disagreement among our voters so far.
Poulin remains the top-rated player in NHL 23
The PWHPA mixes up the rosters for 2022-23 in chase of even strength teams
Which games are you most looking forward to? Which games are you attending? I’m already starting to plan a few trips, hope to see you around the rink!
The Whitecaps, Riveters and Whale will all be moving to new home rinks in 2022-23
The Force have a wealth of experience behind the bench
Coming at you with five more big performances from rising stars in Denmark
Traditionally college-aged players were among the brightest stars at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Denmark. Some might say that, collectively, they stole the show even with Hilary Knight and Jenni Hiirikoski reaching career milestones that further cemented their eventual homes in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today, we’re
7 teams, 7 hot topics I’m thinking about at the onset of the PHF’s 8th Season.
The PHF announced publication of its new by-laws late last week, in a first for the league as it approaches Year Eight. More than a few fans and media members hailed this as a step forward for transparency when it comes to the Fed and its practices, and some of
USA took the first game but Canada won where it counted, sweeping gold for the season.
Finland has its worst-ever finish in a major tournament.
The Czechs stun in dominant bronze medal matchup to podium for the first time at this tournament
One country will be going home with a historic medal win
Another year, another USA and Canada matchup for a gold medal. It can’t possibly go to OT again...right?
The shorthanded Swiss have their hands full against the reigning champions of the world.
All eyes are on Peslarová in this one. Can the Czechs shock the world?
Canada shuts out Sweden to set a date with Switzerland
The US forward owns the record for points and goals scored
A shootout sends the Swiss to the semis
Will Finland challenge for another medal or can Czechia pull off the upset?
The top seed in Group A - USA - will face the third seed from Group B - Hungary - in what is sure to be a huge test for latter team. Puck drop is at 10 a.m. eastern and will be on TSN4 and NHL Network in North
It’s a Group A Rematch!
The seventh team in the PHF will be the ‘Montreal Force’
The stage is set for what is likely the most important game for the Swedish national team in a few years. After falling out of the top division in 2019, the Swedes can prove to the hockey world that they have corrected their course with a strong showing today against
The last day of preliminary play was full of excitement.
USA beats Switzerland, 9-0 Group A The United States steamrolled Switzerland 9-0 in their penultimate preliminary round game. The American power through the centre of the ice allowed them to dominate all aspects of play for 60 minutes. In the first, the United States scored three times. Abby Roque, who
The American women defeated the Canadians at the Para Ice Hockey Women’s World Challenge
Where has the summer gone, but also when are we getting a PHF schedule...
A dominate performance by Canada in their third preliminary game
The Swiss show promise but can’t keep up with the Canadians yet!
Switzerland top the determined Japanese team
The PHF on ESPN+ ... coming soon!
Four women’s para hockey teams will compete in Green Bay
How the first day of actions shakes out!
For the first time, the World Championships tournament is being played in an Olympic year which means fans are treated to a rare August-September tournament! This is also the first time the tournament is being held in Denmark. The host country is making their second appearance at the tournament since
After two silver medals, Team USA looks to return to gold.
It’s gold or bust for the defending world champions
The dog days of summer are here. Hear from Emma Vlasic & Jonna Curtis plus lots of signings announced and yet to come!
Is this young team ready to break out?
Four teams for the fourth year
Japan - nicknamed ‘Smile Japan’ - moves up to Group A for the first time in the history of the tiered group format. Last Time Around It’s been a lot of smiles for Team Japan in their last international tournaments. In 2021 World Championships, Japan’s finished in sixth
The Lady Lions are on the prowl for another medal to add to the program’s storied history in Denmark. Anything less than bronze would be a tremendous disappointment and anything more would be a massive achievement — a situation that is unique to Team Finland, Europe’s top team. Last
The U.S. Olympian gets a little too ahead of herself with the preach factor in this memoir of her hockey experiences.
The trio is back together for this episode of PHFuture Considerations and wow do they have a lot of to catch up on the PHF off season! A new team emerges, and they talk about the signings, the off ice decisions (or lack of decisions), and towards the end suggest
What If...Alexa Gruschow’s bananapants shot and subsequent goal were stopped by Amanda Leveille?
This episode, Mike and Dan chat with Buffalo Beauts forward Autumn MacDougall. They talk about MacDougall’s offseason training, her personal merch, and the upcoming season. You’ll hear about how she became a Player’s Association representative, what it means for her, her thoughts on one of her new
142 players have been invited to the 2022-23 selection camps in Calgary
The PWHPA has been silent while summer speculation and reports have been abuzz.
We played General Managers in a completely fictional, for fun expansion draft!
By the end of the week, we should know who is heading to Denmark.
Boston finally starts announcing signings and an expansion team emerges!
Back at it with our unofficial resumes to be PHF GMs
Montreal’s first seven players include new faces to professional hockey... and some more familiar ones
This month we got a new PHF team, plus some signings revealed here that haven't been announced yet.
Huskies AC Lindsay Berman spoke with TIG recently after coaching during an NHL Development Camp in NJ.
Today, the Premier Hockey Federation announced that its players will have the option to disclose their salaries via a consent form that accompanies their standard player agreement. This marks the first time since the 2019-20 season when players have been given the option to share their salaries. The form allows
What If...Boston was able to slip another puck past Brianne McLaughlin?
The PHF’s newest expansion team has prompted a lot of questions. Here are some of the answers
Canadian schools make moves to shake up their teams
This will be the league’s seventh team, and second true expansion team.
The how, why, and what’s next of salary transparency
In our latest episode of PHFuture Considerations, Eleni, Dan, and Mike dive into the latest in PHF offseason. They start off with looking at trends in signings touching on how the lack of expansion and new league has impacted it to the Boston Pride’s apparent plans to announce their
The fans have spoken, and it’s pretty clear: salary transparency should be the players’ right. Eighty-six percent of women’s hockey fans agree that PHF players should be allowed to talk about and disclose their salaries to the public, pretty much the opposite of what they’re allowed currently.
What If...there wasn't a penalty shot awarded in overtime of Game 1 of the inaugural NWHL Isobel Cup Final?
All systems go! WHKYHAC is back and you are invited to attend
Starting in 2022-23, Upper Deck is set to produce full sets of PHF hockey cards. That gives us the entire offseason to get our hopes up
What do you think about salary disclosure?
Canada quest for back to back Worlds gold medals begins on Aug. 25.
The greatest Finn in the history of the game is HHOF-bound
With July just around the corner, it’s time for another PHF Roster Recap brought to you by The Ice Garden. We have now eclipsed 50 signings and have seen an influx of European players signing deals to play in the PHF. Boston Pride F: D: G: All remains quiet
Behold! the game of goalie musical chairs! Plus hear from Autumn MacDougall & Kayla Friesen, and an update on Beauts FA camp.
For the first time in her hockey career, Kayla Friesen can call herself a champion. and so can we!
For the first time since March, Northtown Center played host to a bunch of would-be Beauts, as the organization held its free agent camp Saturday and Sunday. Thirty-six skaters and goaltenders joined Buffalo’s coaching staff and already-signed players Cassidy MacPherson and Courtney Maud for two two-hour sessions over the
When the PHF first announced its salary cap and player benefits being expanded for Years 8-10, it certainly felt like the start of a new era for professional women’s hockey. A doubled salary cap, in particular, meant, at least on paper, more opportunities to find out what players are
The Six’s new bench boss is a hockey icon
It was another classic Canada v USA game.
After a long wait, the U18 gold medal game is finally back
The PHF is at 43 officially announced player signings and counting
A look back at all the games leading up to the quarterfinals
A superstar is developing in front of our eyes
Updates from Tryouts in New Jersey and Minnesota, plus hear from the Rivs coaching staff and Tera Hofmann.
Watch the stars of tomorrow today!
It’s an off season interview interlude! On this episode Eleni, Dan, and Mike chat with Connecticut Whale forward Taylor Girard. They talk about Girard’s award-winning season (she was the Newcomer of the Year in the PHF), her electric line, and more in this whaley good interview, if we
25 players are signed for season eight.
In her last year of eligibility for this list, Mueller shows up at No. 2
Canada’s latest generational talent takes the top spot in our rankings
Don’t say I never told you about Thompson’s incredible potential
9 more players were officially signed for Season 8 in the PHF and I gave out my awards for Season 7.
The transfer to UMD was clutch for her new team in the playoffs.
Kennedy Marchment becomes first Whale player to win any major award, takes home MVP
Off season madness and its barely the offseason
Jaques had one of the best seasons by any defender in NCAA history
She’s electric, boogie woogie woogie!
Eighth overall, second among defenders, it’s Cayla Barnes
Finland’s finest young forward lands inside our Top 10
The PHF has begun its voting process for its five major individual awards for the 2021-22 season. Media members, broadcasters, and content creators will be voting on the league’s MVP, Best Defender, Best Goaltender, Newcomer of the Year, and the recipient of the Denna Laing Award. For those who
If you don’t know who Abby Roque is already, you’re about to.
A gold medalist and a Patty Kazmier winner are up next.
An emptying of the notebook in a way...here’s a bunch of notes I’ve been taking since we last met around these parts.
Digit Murphy has made her apologies to the trans community, it’s not up to anyone else whether or not they are accepted
An American and a Canadian, a PHF All-Star and an Olympic medalist...what do they have in common?
Hovi becomes the first European woman to head coach a PHF/NWHL team
She’ll go down as one of the best goaltenders women’s college hockey has ever seen.
We’re into the top 20 in our rankings
The reported salary ushers in new era of pro women’s hockey in North America has arrived.
The newly-minted Six goalie has won over many with her talent and personality, but she has lots more to show.
A graduating defender and a longtime National Team player are up next.
Two star national team players are up next in our rankings
Davidson will join Lisa Haley in hockey ops as she takes on the role of Director, League and Hockey Operations
TIG’s 25 under 25 list kicks off with two Canadian PWHPA stars
It’s the PHF offseason so you know what that means: signing tracker!! Here we’ll keep you up to date with all the signings across the league. A few important points to remember: * The salary cap is $750,000 with a maximum roster of 25. * There is a salary
Buffalo kicks off PHF free agency with the first multi-year deal in league history
Welcome back to our annual Top 25 players Under the age of 25 list! It’s been a while since we’ve done this so here’s a refresher. Every year, our staff and a few of our fellow writers across women’s hockey each submit a ranked ballot of
Two Swedish national teamers are first up in our countdown
Finally, we answer your burning questions!
HM | Jincy Dunne | Defender | Team USA | PWHPA Leighann Strollo Last season Fresh off of an Olympic silver medal, Dunne was discussed a lot during the tournament for unfortunately spending most of her time on the bench (to no fault of her own, if you ask anyone watching). She collected three
Our T25 U25 series continues with... 18 | Anni Keisala | Goalie | Team Finland | HV71 Mike Murphy Last Season After being brilliant at the 2021 Worlds, all eyes were on Keisala in Beijing — especially with Noora Räty out of the picture for Team Finland. Despite Finland’s rocky start, its top goaltender
The PHF announced that Reagan Carey would take over as the league’s third commissioner, succeeding Ty Tumminia and Dani Rylan Kearney.
The former PHF commissioner sat down with TIG to discuss her two-season tenure.
Catch up on all the off season news so far
Our T25 under U25 series continues with... 16. Nelli Laitinen | Defender | Team Finland | Kiekko-Espoo Last Season When she wasn’t in China earning her first Olympic medal, she was dominating the Naisten Liiga with Kiekko-Espoo in 2021-22. She led all defenders in the league in both assists (24) and points
How does one go from Calgary to New York to Sweden and back to New York? Find out as we get to know Beauts’ defender Emma Keenan after her first PHF season.
The news broke earlier Wednesday morning along with a host of details related to Season Eight and beyond.
Lots of news has happened since the Cup was handed out & we try to cover it all. Plus we spoke with two great rookies - Buffalo’s Emma Keenan & Connecticut’s Taylor Girard!
Some numbers to reflect on after an unforgettable year of PHF hockey
The first-year GM tweeted the news earlier Wednesday that she would not reprise her role for Year Eight.
The PHFPA’s new executive director is a Harvard Crimson legend
Its that time of year, again
We have a champion!
The Ice Garden has confirmed with multiple sources that Digit Murphy will be the Team President for the Riveters for Season 8.
If you’ve ever wondered how professional hockey players prepare for a game on the road - you opened the right article and, you’re in the right place!
Team Harvey’s win the final PWHPA showcase of 2021-22 on home ice
The Boston Pride have gone back-to-back, repeating as Isobel Cup Champions. Despite a relatively underwhelming regular season, Boston proved they are built for postseason play, posting dominant defensive performances in all three games in Tampa. In an eerily similar script to last year’s abbreviated campaign in Lake Placid, the
How they finished Suffice to say, the Toronto Six did not have the postseason they were hoping for. They played just one game after receiving a bye straight to the semifinal where they ultimately came up short against a Boston Pride team that seemed to hit their stride in Tampa.
We all know how the Connecticut Whale season ended but it’s important that we don’t forget how they ended up in the Isobel Cup Final. This was the best Whale team we’ve ever seen. They were worthy regular season champions and a team worth remembering and celebrating.
The Whitecaps' regular-season record wasn’t what they are used to, but when the playoffs started they were just as formidable as any other team.
Hometown Team Harvey’s (Montreal) will face Team adidas (Minnesota) in the showcase final Sunday.
#6 in the standings, but #1 in your hearts: the Buffalo Beauts, folks.
The 2021-22 Metropolitan Riveters were a veteran group that fell short of meeting their potential. After undergoing a lot of changes following the Lake Placid season, the Riveters stepped back on the ice with a radically different blue line but still had familiar faces central to the team’s identity,
The Pride are the champs, again, and this week we (try to) cover as many angles as we could with lots of perspectives and thoughts.
With the help of a professor, Brock SPMA student, Kyra Kwan organized an on campus event for PHF fans to watch the Isobel Cup Final
After winning the Isobel Cup in 2021 the Boston Pride reloaded for 2022 and got better?! They started slow but at the end of the day they're back-to-back champs.
Boston becomes the first team in PHF/NWHL history to win back-to-back titles, as well as to have three Isobel Cup wins under its belt.
The Concordia Stingers beat the Nipissing Lakers 4-0 to win their first national women’s hockey title since 1999.
If Boston wins their second Cup in as many years, Kali Flanagan would have my vote as MVP.
Do we get back-to-back champs, or do we get first-time Izzy winners? Either way, it’s history in Tampa.
Pride get a shot in the arm of confidence with a dominant performance over Toronto
The Whale rode the wave of a four-goal outburst in the second period to eliminate the Whitecaps and advance to their first-ever Isobel Cup Final.
Why the next era of PHF playoff hockey should have true series and not single-elimination showdowns.
Once again, it’s Toronto vs. Boston for the last spot in the Isobel Cup Final
Will the Whale advance or will Minnesota upset the regular season champs?
The Beauts and Riveters are the first outs of the quarterfinals, leaving Boston and Minnesota to take on the top two seeds in the PHF.
The Concordia Stingers and Nipissing Lakers will play Sunday for the Golden Path Trophy
Taylor Heise becomes the University of Minnesota’s third ever recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Award
Leveille returns with a 33-save performance against the Rivs
Powered by six different goal scorers the Boston Pride advance to the Isobel Cup semifinals.
After scoring a goal in a wild 5-4 OT victory for the Six, we go 5Qs in 5 Min with Natalie Marcuzzi!
Plus interviews with two players!
Boston and Buffalo will meet in the PHF quarterfinals in a rematch of their regular season series split
This week as we await the start of the 2022 Isobel Cup Playoffs hear from Natalie Marcuzzi, Rebecca Morse, Meaghan Pezon & more!
USA Hockey stepped in to host when the January tournament in Sweden was canceled due to COVID
Sweeps, three OT’s, and a race for first right down to the end.
These six players could fly under the radar, but still, play a big role for their teams as they strive to become the 2022 Isobel Cup champions.
For the first time in program history, Ohio State has captured the national championship
The 2022 Isobel Cup Playoff Bracket is set, who will win the Cup?!?!?!
Get ready for the 4 v 5 match up!
The No. 1 Buckeyes will take on eighth-seeded Minnesota Duluth in Sunday’s national title game
Ohio State, powered by their top two lines, beat Yale 2-1 to set a date with the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in Sunday’s national championship game
The Bulldogs took it to double overtime to defeat the 5x Hockey East champion Northeastern Huskies.
Minnesota’s Taylor Heise, Ohio State’s Sophie Jaques, and Minnesota Duluth’s Gabbie Hughes named finalists for the award for the best Division I women’s college hockey player finalists for the be
Puck drops in Happy Valley on Friday afternoon
Who we think will take home each award
This week we hear from thoughts from Madison Packer, Meaghan Pezon, Jenna Rheault, Chelsey Brodt-Rosenthal, and Rivs HC Ivo Mocek!
Lots of action leading up to the playoffs!
And then there were three games. We have our Frozen Four and will have a champion this time next week.
We’re down to the final four teams in Division 1 college hockey and getting here was quite the day of hockey. We had a losses avenged, single overtime, a double overtime, and an upset. Northeastern defeats Wisconsin, 4-2 Goals Northeastern: Katy Knoll (PP), Skylar Irving, Maureen Murphy, Alina Mueller
It’s been less than a month since these two teams last met, but this time instead of being for all the marbles, USA and Canada are playing in an exhibition game put on by the PWHPA and the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, dubbed the “Rivalry Rematch.” The two teams
Quinnipiac, Minnesota Duluth, and Wisconsin move on to the quarterfinals
The idea of a Black Rosie jersey has existed for seasons, but thanks to the right people being given the right opportunities, it’s finally become a reality
Former Boston Bruins legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree has joined the ownership group for the Boston Pride, the PHF announced Thursday evening. “This is a really exciting day for the Boston Pride and we are honored to welcome Willie, an iconic hockey pioneer, to our ownership
More depth down the middle? Yes, please.
When it rains, it pours.
Mark Bolding, Emma Seitz, and Saroya Tinker speak on the success of the Yale women’s hockey program from the 2019-20 season to the present.
After the first night of a two-game series in Boston, we go 5 Qs in 5 min with Emilie Harley!
Franklin Pierce, Syracuse, Colgate, Northeastern, and Ohio State all took home conference hardware
The Rivs blue line is deeper and more balanced than it was at the start of the season, when it was the team’s biggest weakness
This week we hear from Boston’s Olympian Evelina Raselli, Riveters’ captain Madison Packer, and a look at some of Connecticut’s dominance in 2022.
Records broken and OT goals shot.
We have a bracket and ten games left in the season to see who will finish at the top of our poll.
Cornine is among the most dangerous centers in the PHF
We have our matchups and now we get to discuss possible results
And now we just have to wait for the committee to decide if they follow the math.
We have one game left that will determine who is the top seed and who falls to second.
The Six have been sold to a group that includes James, Anthony Stewart, Bernice Carnegie, and Ted Nolan.
In the third episode of PHFuture Considerations, Eleni, Dan, and Mike catch up on what’s happened on and off the ice in the PHF. They discuss how the news about commissioner Ty Tumminia not returning to the league happened and where the league goes from here with leadership. Plus
There are five games and 32 outcomes remaining before we see the final reveal tomorrow night.
List of finalists includes stars from Hockey East and the WCHA
After a two-point game in a much-needed Pride home-win, we go 5 Qs in 5 min with Kayla Friesen!
PWHPA action continues this weekend in Washington, D.C.
Teams across the four conferences compete for spots in the national championship.
This week we spoke with a pair of second overall draft picks - Kayla Friesen & Emilie Harley - during our road trip. Plus, an OG Riv returns, while a former Riv got her 1st pro goal.
With the 2022 PHF Isobel Cup Playoffs around the corner, each team was given an additional $10,000 in cap space in addition to another roster spot to use before March 14. Since that announcement, things have been relatively quiet There’s no guarantee that PHF teams will use this
Teams are running out of time to prove themselves.
PWHPA will play two weekends in Ottawa, Canada and Washington, D.C.
Ahead of the 2022 Isobel Cup Playoffs, the PHF has announced roster expansion and a salary cap increase
Nurse was essential to Canada’s utterly dominant offense in Beijing
There was a lot going on this weekend! Ty Tumminia is stepping down, 3 big games, and we spoke with Emma Vlasic & Carly Jackson!
Nothing like an outdoor classic game to bring out the big goals!
No medals this year for the ROC but they take forward strong young talent
Thunstrom is showing no signs of slowing down
We have less and less possibilities. By this time in two weeks we will know our tournament field.
A look back at the team’s silver medal run
The possible permutations of results is quickly dwindling and our teams will be vying for every point they can get as we are only weeks away from crowning a champ.
Despite some early struggles, they land on the podium with bronze medals yet again
Canada leaves Beijing as Olympic gold medal winners for the fifth time
A fourth-place finish for the Swiss is something the program should be immensely proud of.
Tumminia will remain with the PHF through the completion of the Isobel Cup playoffs before stepping down
Welcome back to the math folks.
In 2021-22, the Toronto Six have won and lost games almost exclusively in the second period
It was a golden night for Canada
Finns defeat Switzerland, 4-0, to defend their medal
This week we hear from Natalie Marcuzzi, Meaghan Pezon, and we look at the goaltending situation in Minnesota.
Both teams are on the hunt for another bronze medal.
The Riveters and Beauts each have a win and a loss against each other, with Metro holding the slight edge in points.
It’s hard to believe the women’s hockey tournament at the 2022 Olympics is down to just the medal games. But here we are with just the final four left. We gathered round ye olde TIG roundtable to give our predictions as to who will win, plus a chance
Americans advance to fourth-straight Olympic gold medal game
The Canadians dominated the Swiss and handily punched their ticket to the gold medal game
We are at the end of the regular season, some teams will try to close out seeding while others struggle to close out games.
USA and Finland go head-to-head with a spot in the gold medal game on the line.
Can the Swiss pull off the upset of all upsets?
We’re down to the final four
The Swiss avenge their quarterfinal loss in 2018
Canada was dominant through all three periods
The US’s quarterfinal win was much closer than the score reflects.
Both teams have hopes for a medal, but only one will advance to the semi-finals.
Using goalie data to identify standout performances
Welcome back to PHFuture Considerations, our slightly randomly occurring podcast about the PHF. This week, host Eleni, Dan, and Mike chat about the recent-ish ongoing in PHF. They touch on the PHF Players Association parting ways with their very new executive director, the All Star Showcase in Buffalo, and what
Top-seeded Canada meets eight-seeded Sweden in this quarterfinal matchup in Beijing. For Canada, they’ll have their sights set on a return to the gold medal game after a perfect start to the tournament. For Sweden, they’ll be trying to make the most of their return to the top-eight.
All six PHF teams will contend for the 2022 Isobel Cup in a weekend of games, with the championship to be decided on March 28
This week we look at Boston’s historic (in a bad way) weekend, hear from Beauts’ rookie Emilie Harley, and find out what players do on their off weekends.
Finland and Japan are vying for the final spot in the semifinals
USA will look for the win over Czechia in the Olympic tournament’s first quarterfinal match-up
What a wild end to the preliminary round!
Who’s moving on against who, and who is out
Despite a slow start, and early back-and-forth, Canada takes this one and remains undefeated
It is the final day of preliminary games, let’s look every possibility for each country to advance.
Finland upset, and Denmark gets first Olympic win
It’s the big game but not The Big Game
We are getting midweek reschedules left and right as the season slowly wraps up.
For the first time in more than two months, all four U Sports conferences have games this weekend.
Thunstrom had a hatty and the Whale had the sweep
An exciting day of Olympic hockey that went late into the night!
Here’s how to tune into today’s action between Switzerland and Team USA
USA bests ROC, Japan rolls over Denmark, and the Czechs