The Wraparound: March 5

A paper looking at racism in hockey, a list of powerful women, and more in this week’s women’s hockey links

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Exclusive: Policy Paper for Anti-Racism in Hockey | Hockey in Society
On March 30th, 2019, a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey was held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the event was to draw attention to racism as a significant and ongoing problem in hockey. Additionally, we wanted to create actionable items for those who want to be part of the solution.…

Dr. Courtney Szto, Sam McKegney (Queen’s University), Bob Dawson, and Michael Auksi co-authored a paper following a roundtable event. This is an extremely important read.


Women pros up-close & inspiring boom in N.J. HS girls ice hockey |
Inside how the number of girls hockey teams has grown from six to 16 over the course of 20 years.

Brooke Wolejko’s triumphant season deserves your attention | The Ice Garden
There’s so much more to Wolejko’s season than two wins in 10 starts

‘Nothing to lose’: The Connecticut Whale have their sights set on shocking the NWHL | The Hockey News
As they prepare to play their final two regular season games, the Whale know the NWHL’s post-season play-in game awaits. The standings suggest Connecticut will be an easy out. Don’t expect that to be the case.

Beauts duo enjoying journey from Slovakia to Buffalo | WKBW
Lenka Čurmová and Iveta Klimášová are in their first year with the Buffalo Beauts, coming to the U.S. from Slovakia

NWHL: Five X-Factors for the 2020 Isobel Cup Playoffs  | The Hockey Writers
All 5 of these NWHL players can make an impact in the playoffs & their opponents better be wary of them as the chase for the Isobel Cup begins this weekend.

NWHLPA Director Anya Packer details next NWHL season during Twitch stream | The Ice Garden
During the intermission of the final regular season game, the Riveters analysis reflected on the league and looked forward to the future


PWHPA Philadelphia Showcase: What Makes the PWHPA Different? | Victory Press
The PWHPA is playing hockey this season. Good hockey, even. But the gameplay itself and the postgame scrums make it very clear that these are not just regular hockey games.

PWHPA to stream final two 2019-20 Dream Gap Tour stops on ESPN, Monumental Sports Network | The Ice Garden
The organization had been using YouTube previously.

Women’s hockey stars promote their sport, look to grow the pro game beyond the NWHL | Philadelphia Inquirer
The star players are boycotting the struggling NWHL pro league because of pay issues. They took their “Dream Gap Tour” to the Flyers’ Voorhees practice facility.

Women’s hockey makes statement with PWHPA Dream Gap Tour | South Philly Review


Polls: TIG // USCHO // USA Today

How to watch the Hockey East, WCHA, ECAC, CHA tournaments | The Ice Garden
Schedules and links for four of college hockey’s postseason tournaments

Women’s D-III: Previewing the league tournaments |
Ahead of the conference tournament finales and the NCAA tournament selection, columnist Candace Horgan looks at how the tournaments might shake out.

Wednesday Women: Overtime games the hallmark of conference quarterfinals | College Hockey |
Nicole and Arlan discuss conference quarterfinal results, what could happen in the conference tournaments and the Patty Kaz top-3.

Saint Anselm, Franklin Pierce reflect on marathon NEWHA semifinal |
As one overtime period turned into five, Saint Anselm College women’s hockey coach Kerstin Matthews kept telling her players the game-winning goal wasn’t going to be a pretty one.

Time proved Houston had nothing to be nervous about transferring to Bulldogs | Duluth News Tribune
The displaced North Dakota hockey star has found a welcoming home at UMD, where she has made a ‘significant impact’ in her three seasons

Women’s Division I College Hockey Weekend Wrap: March 2 |
CHA Robert Morris at Syracuse Kyleigh Hanzlik and Michaela Boyle scored to give Robert Morris a 2-0 win on Friday. On Saturday, Lexi Templeman had the

Introducing the 2019-20 All-How Do They Still Have Eligibilty Team | Gopher Hockey Blog


SMU women’s hockey team earns No. 1 national ranking | CBC News
The Huskies were named this week to the top spot in the U Sports rankings, the first time the team has reached the No. 1 spot in university women’s hockey.

Canada West women’s hockey: Roberts rewarded for remarkable season | U SPORTS | Chu, Stingers win RSEQ top women’s hockey awards


In Russia’s Women’s Hockey League, KRS Remains a Standard-Bearer | Victory Press
Although Menke called the ZhHL the most professional of the leagues she’s played in, even it doesn’t top the resources available in college.

WHL Final Preview | Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
It is difficult to imagine a better plot than the one unfolding in Russia this week—with reigning champions Agidel Ufa looking to defend their crown against the WHL’s newest arrivals, the KRS Vanke Rays of Shenzhen. While only three points s ...


Modo Hockey gets even better conditions for more girls to play ice hockey |
We are extremely grateful for this gift, says Modo’s CEO Johan Widerbro to the club’s website.
The translation is a little weird saying “girl’s business,” just as a warning.

Eight SDHL players in the Finnish World Cup squad | hockeysverige
On Wednesday, the Finnish Confederation presented its squad for the upcoming World Cup tournament in Canada.

Towards the final: Michelle Löwenhielm |
I söndags stod det klart att HV71 som gått som tåget hela säsongen är ett av finallagen. Vi kollade läget med, inför säsongen hemvändaren Michelle Löwenhielm om favoritskapet, respekten för Luleå och om Kaxiga Bettan får vara med på guldfesten om HV71 vinner SM-guldet?


The 25 Most Powerful Women in Hockey |
From the players inspiring us on the ice to the executives innovating behind the scenes, Sportsnet celebrates the women shaping the game

Meet the women striving to become NHL’s first female officials |
For referees like Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke, and linesmen Kendall Hanley and Kirsten Welsh, a little time in the spotlight can go a long way.