The Wraparound: May something

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If you only read one thing...

Once again there’s more than one thing you should read from the past two weeks, but you try picking just one single thing amid a lot of good writing!

For Saint Anselm’s Amanda Conger, her biggest assist comes off the ice | The Ice Garden
Conger was named the winner of the 2020 Hockey Humanitarian Award after donating her kidney last summer

Meet the NWHL Toronto franchise’s chairman, Ty Tumminia | Sportsnet
The new NWHL Toronto franchise’s chairman is Ty Tumminia. She’s a name new to hockey fans, but she’s been around pro sports for years. This is her story

Women in sport have mixed feelings about men’s leagues asking for bailout money | CBC Sports
Female athletes, particularly hockey players, will be interested to see if the federal government provides pandemic bailout money to the Canadian Football League.


The past two weeks have been filled with NWHL news between the 2020 NWHL Draft and expansion to Canada. Each event has been grouped together.

Pandas forward Autumn MacDougall moving to pro ranks in NWHL draft | National Post
Cancelling the 2020 U-Sports women’s national hockey championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic was hard on all the University of Alberta Pandas, but particularly heartbreaking for forward Autumn MacDougall.Having moved away from Cole Harbour, N.S.

Pandemic changed Paige Capistran’s mind |
Manchester’s Paige Capistran had no intention of extending her hockey career past college.

2020 NWHL Draft Recap: Whale, Riveters, Beauts | The Ice Garden
All three teams added missing pieces from last season

2020 NWHL Draft Recap: Toronto, Boston, Minnesota | The Ice Garden
Digging in to what the NWHL’s top two teams and newest team did in this year’s draft

Buffalo Beauts bolster backend in 2020 NWHL Draft | Die By The Blade
Three defenders and a goalie highlight five picks

NWHL adding first Canadian team, in Toronto | ESPN
The NWHL is expanding to Canada for the first time, adding a team in Toronto for next season.

With pro sports paused, a women’s hockey league expands | Baltimore Sun
While many professional sports leagues have paused operations during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Women’s Hockey League is forging ahead with ambitious plans for growth.

NWHL officially expands to Toronto | The Ice Garden
The unnamed team will be privately owned and the first true expansion for the league.

NWHL players react to Toronto expansion | The Ice Garden
6 players from season 5 share their thoughts on the expansion

What the NWHL’s expansion into Toronto means | The Ice Garden
For just the second time in league history the NWHL is expanding into a new market. Three seasons after the Minnesota Whitecaps joined the league in 2018-19, the NWHL is going north of the border...

New NWHL team brings a new schedule for 2020-2021 season | The Ice Garden
Plus season five’s streaming numbers

Salem trailblazer Pilch now GM of NWHL’s Boston Pride |
On the ice, Karilyn Pilch was a trailblazer, the lone female on Salem High’s 2003-04 New Hampshire state championship boys hockey team.

2020–21 NWHL Signing Tracker | The Ice Garden
Keep track of who signs ahead of season six of the NWHLWe’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.


Women in sport have mixed feelings about men’s leagues asking for bailout money | CBC Sports
Female athletes, particularly hockey players, will be interested to see if the federal government provides pandemic bailout money to the Canadian Football League.

The NWHL is coming to Canada, but it’s status quo for Montreal’s women’s hockey organization | Eyes On The Prize
The NWHL has interest in the Montreal market, who are continuing to build a program without a league.


For first-year women’s hockey coach Sophie Leclerc, a stellar season ended short of the goal | The Norwich Guidon

Empire State Classic outdoor game an opportunity Pioneers women’s ice hockey team will ‘take with them forever’
Utica College’s February 2021 game against Nazareth will be one of the first NCAA DIII women’s ice hockey outdoor contests.

Women’s hockey ready to retool for next season | The Minnesota Daily
The Gophers were coming off of a close overtime loss in the WCHA Tournament semifinals to eventual WCHA champions Ohio State and were scheduled for a rematch against the Buckeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament before the cancellation.

Imagining an NCAA All-Star Tournament | The Ice Garden
What would a prospective NCAA All-Star tournament look like?

NCAA All-Stars: ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA | The Ice Garden
Three conferences, twenty-nine teams, and hundreds of players — let’s take a look at who’s made the cut for the ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA all-star rosters

RIT parts ways with women’s coaches Davis, McGowan |
Rochester Institute of Technology has parted ways with women’s hockey head coach Chad Davis and assistant coach Hannah McGowan.


University of Lethbridge committee to explore future of cancelled Pronghorns hockey programs |
The University of Lethbridge has announced it is forming a new committee that will explore future funding possibilities for the recently eliminated Pronghorns hockey programs.

IIHF releases new Women’s World Rankings | The Ice Garden
Seven teams a lock for Beijing 2022, three more to come