The Wraparound: April 16

But actually, what day is it?

If you only read one thing...

OK so I cheated with more than one thing. But, honestly picking just one story from two weeks is really hard. Instead I went with a great Q&A with Schelling, a really really interesting story about the first ever Patty Kazmaier winner, and an player who is also a full time nurse (bonus points for her school’s mascot).

Q&A with new SC Bern GM Florence Schelling: ‘I know how to deal with pressure’ | The Athletic ($)
The longtime Swiss national goalie weighs in on her new job, what she brings to the table and what her post will mean to others in hockey.

Colton’s Brandy Fisher-Bailey recalls being first Kazmaier Award winner |
DUXBURY, MA - The journey from hockey pioneer to hockey mom began in Potsdam for Brandy Fisher-Bailey.

SUNY Canton’s Hein aware of COVID-19 dangers as Ogdensburg nurse |
CANTON — Most college students are staying in their parents’ houses, taking college courses online and trying to figure out how to fill the rest of their time while the

Best To Never Win

All of SBNation is doing “Best To Never Win” this week. Here’s three on women’s hockey from us and Eyes On The Prize.

The best team to never win a Division I national championship | The Ice Garden
The 2015-16 Boston College Eagles, who went 40-1-0, are the best team to never win a title.

The 2018-19 Canadiennes were the best Montreal team to not win the Clarkson Cup | Eyes On The Prize
It was supposed to be the start of a new era, instead it was the end.

The 2016-17 Pride were the best team that didn’t win the Isobel Cup | The Ice Garden
The Pride were nearly undefeated in the regular season before being on the wrong side of the greatest upset in NWHL history


Whitecaps broadcaster Kelly Schultz puts her passion to work sewing masks during pandemic | The Ice Garden
With over 100 masks made, she has no plans to stop anytime soon.

A deep dive into penalty differential in the NWHL | The Ice Garden
What did taking and drawing penalties mean for each team.

Minnesota’s women’s pro hockey team waits patiently for a season to begin ... or end | Duluth News Tribune

7 reasons why the NWHL’s next expansion location should be Washington, D.C. | The Ice Garden
It’s worth it for the name ideas alone. Seriously.

Mallory Souliotis, Boston Pride find themselves on hold with hockey during coronavirus outbreak | MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA
At 23-1-0 entering the championship contest with the Whitecaps – the only team to beat the Pride all season – Boston was heading straight for another title. The only thing to stop the Pride was not having a game at all.

2020–21 NWHL Signing Tracker | The Ice Garden
Keep track of who signs ahead of season six of the NWHL
We’ll keep including this every time so you can keep track of the signings, especially since our roster recaps run on opposite weeks from this, so those will always be a week behind.


How the Leslie siblings are squeezing the most out of their in-house rivalry | The Athletic ($)
Zac, a Flames prospect, and Rebecca, a high-level women’s player, have a close and competitive relationship.

Paying it forward | Winnipeg Free Press
Amid the gloom of the pandemic, there are beacons of hope like Jocelyne Larocque....


BSU goalie Lauren Bench to join Gophers as grad transfer | Bemidji Pioneer
Bemidji State goalie to pursue master’s degree while suiting up for Minnesota Gophers with her sights set on medical school.

Bernard makes impression in shortened hockey season at Clarkson |
Lauren Bernard and her Clarkson women’s ice hockey teammates were en route by plane from Montreal to Madison, Wisconsin for a NCAA quarterfinal tournament game against the University of Wisconsin.

That Sudbury Sports Guy: Like father, like daughter — sort of | Sudbury Star
Abby Roque has enjoyed a stellar collegiate career

By the Numbers: 2019-20 | University of Minnesota Athletics
Take a look back at some of the highlights from Minnesota’s 2019-20 season by the numbers.

Hockey is a family affair for the Dunnes |
The six siblings from O’Fallon, Mo., make a mark on the ice — particularly in NCAA Division I hockey.

Dunne, Muzerall reflect on COVID-19 ending national title hopes | The Lantern
For the first time in program history, members of the Ohio State women’s hockey team hoisted the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship trophy above their heads March 8, and the team was poised for more firsts thereafter.

Boston College’s Hannah Bilka is the 2019-20 National Rookie of the Year |
Boston College’s Hannah Bilka has been named the 2019-20 National Rookie of the Year in women’s ice hockey.

SDHL/Swedish National Team

Pandemic brings abrupt end to Tiley’s time in SDHL | The Ice Garden
The Canadian netminder was so close yet so far from a title with HV71.

SDHL Summary 19/20: Head coach Björn Edlund, MODO Hockey |
It’s time to close the 2019/20 season, but before we do that, we’ll do a summary of each team’s performance this season and have also asked five questions to the head coach. Next in turn we have MODO Hockey.

Swedish women’s hockey All-Star Team - second team - Hockey Sweden
Närmare 100 aktiva eller före detta damspelare har röstat fram tidernas All-Star Team i svensk damhockey.

Swedish women’s hockey All-Star Team - first man - Hockey Sweden
Närmare 100 aktiva eller före detta damspelare har röstat fram tidernas All-Star Team i svensk damhockey.

Received the most votes of all: “Is very moved” - Hockey Sweden
Hon var det mest givna inslaget i tidernas All Star-team.


P.E.I.'s Marilyn Fortin hopes to keep spot on Switzerland national hockey team for next year’s world championship |  The Journal Pioneer
Bedeque’s Marilyn Fortin has played hockey for the Swiss national team in the past but never at an International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) event. That was supposed to change this week in Halifax and Truro, N.S., at the world women’s

The first trans hockey team in history shares their stories |
How a group of 17 trans athletes made history last November.

Sportsnet to replay various CWHL games | The Ice Garden
We’ll update the schedule as it comes out.

Pairing wine and hockey movies | The Ice Garden
Michelle and Taylor teamed up to give you our pairing

Reader’s Report: Michigan vs. The Boys | The Ice Garden
A book report on Carrie S. Allen’s novel

Barrie native becomes OHL's first female scout: 'She's everywhere,' says Erie GM |
Barrie Sharks alumnus Kiana Scott turned a lot of heads with her 'incredible work ethic'