The Wraparound: May 14

Women’s hockey links from the last two weeks.

If you only read one thing...

I guess maybe I should change the name of this section during the off season because there’s rarely only one piece in here when I look back at two weeks.

President of NWHL’s newest franchise reflects on the state of the league and women’s sports | ESPN
Longtime Brown hockey coach Digit Murphy talks about taking over the Toronto franchise in an effort to grow the NWHL, a league she once criticized.

Behind the Game: Former Players Detail Life in the NWHL | Victory Press
Former players share their experiences regarding working conditions in the NWHL, including out-of-pocket expenses, subpar equipment & inadequate facilities.

Ice Diaries: Alena Mills | Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
Sporting an unmistakable mullet wig and a few dipsy-doodles, Alena Mills’ impression of fellow countryman Jaromir Jagr was one of the most memorable moments of the 2020 WHL All Star Weekend. While the joke elicited a response from the The Ageless Wonder ...


Autumn MacDougall becomes first-ever Pandas Hockey player drafted to NWHL | The Gateway
Autumn MacDougall marks the first time in University of Alberta Pandas Hockey history, a player has been drafted into the National Women’s Hockey League.

Haley Mack reflects on becoming BSU’s 1st NWHL draft pick | Bemidji Pioneer
Haley Mack made history Wednesday night by becoming the first Bemidji State player ever selected in the National Women’s Hockey League draft. That she was taken by her home state Minnesota Whitecaps was an added bonus.

Adrian College women’s hockey duo gets drafted | The Daily Telegram
It has been 51 days since the last time Adrian College women’s hockey teammates Nicole Guagliardo and Kelly O’Sullivan have been on the ice.

Coaches Corner: Amanda Boulier | Fox21Online
For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Amanda Boulier who was named the new head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls hockey team. She currently plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the NWHL and spent time coaching as an assistant at Yale.

Amherst area goalie taken third overall by NWHL’s Buffalo Beauts | The Chronicle Herald
Jackson joins Riveters’ Mallory Rushton as two Cumberland County players in league

Norwich’s Amanda Conway gets ready for NWHL career | Local 22/44 News
Just a few months ago, Amanda Conway didn’t know if she had a future in professional hockey. “I guess I just didn’t know if anyone was going to want me,” the Connecticut Whale draft pick said. “I didn’t want to get my hopes up and then get shut down.” A couple weeks after the Norwich […]

‘I thought it was impossible:’ Maddie Norton makes leap from UB to NWHL | The Spectrum
Growing up, Maddie Norton spent her days playing street hockey.But she didn’t play ice hockey competitively until the seventh grade.And she didn’t think she had a chance of playing professionally until her senior year of college, when she was starring for UB’s ACHA Division-II women’s club hockey team.

Why a NWHL team in Philadelphia just makes sense | NBC Sports Philadelphia
The NWHL continues to grow at a rapid rate and it’s time to start considering bringing the market to Philadelphia.

Mandy Cronin named General Manager of Toronto NWHL team | The Ice Garden
Plus updates on the other teams front offices.

Talking TikTok with the Boston Pride’s rookies | The Ice Garden
Boston Pride rookies Christina Putigna and Tori Sullivan have taken the hockey world by storm — both on and off the ice

NWHL Mock Expansion Draft: The Toronto Edition | The Ice Garden
The NWHL doesn’t do expansion drafts. But what if it did?

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.


Boycotting women’s hockey players outline changes for second season of standoff | The Athletic ($)
A new “regional structure” will reduce the number of training hubs and introduce tryouts and cuts to improve the on-ice product.

PWHPA details a new structure for 2020-21 season | The Ice Garden
The changes came off feedback from their players.


Coach Kleiber ready to lead new women’s ice hockey program at Lawrence | Lawrence University News
It will be the 22nd varsity sports program at Lawrence, bringing the roster of varsity sports to 11 women’s and 11 men’s teams. The Vikings will join the men’s hockey program in the competitive Northern Collegiate Hockey Association and play at the Appleton Family Ice Center. Lawrence will be the 10th women’s squad in the NCHA and one of 67 teams competing in NCAA Division III.

Ott named King’s women’s ice hockey coach | Citizens’ Voice
Breaking sports news, national sports news from The Citizens Voice and covering all of Luzerne County from local leagues to high schools to the pros.

Making the Jump: Hockey’s Solveig Neunzert | Princeton University Athletics
Solveig Neunzert has done something unique at Princeton just by showing up.

Badgers women’s hockey player has talents both on and off of the ice | Channel 3000
When Britta Curl isn’t lighting the lamp for the Badgers women’s hockey team, she’s composing notes on the piano.

Video: Wisconsin women’s hockey’s Kristen Campbell on her nickname, letter she wrote to Wisconsin fans |
Goalie Kristen Campbell on her nickname, favorite moment as a Badger and the letter she wrote to Wisconsin fans. Throughout this #UnitedAsOne series, we’ll be interviewing student-athletes to highlight college sports.

Had a hard time getting a seat in SDHL - now she is the star of the US | Hockey Sweden
Matilda af Bjur found it difficult to play a bigger role in either Linköping or Brynäs and left Sweden.

Minnesota Duluth Director Of Athletics Josh Berlo Appointed To NCAA DI Championship Committee | WCHA


McGovern, Watts sign pro contracts with TPS in Finland | Norwich
The duo become the seventh and eighth Norwich University women's hockey players to sign professional contracts in program history and come just one day after Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) was drafted by the NWHL's Connecticut Whale on Wednesday.

Katie Lachapelle Named Head Coach for U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team

Q&A: Kayla Friesen on going No. 2 in NWHL Draft, falling in love with hockey again | The Athletic ($)
Friesen, a Winnipegger who recently completed her senior season at Clarkson University, is bound for the pros.

Canada West releases revised formats for upcoming season | 650 CKOM
Instead of 30 regular-season games for the men’s teams and 27 for the women, it will be a 20-game campaign for both in 2020-21.

Reader’s Report: Cold Day in the Sun | The Ice Garden
From the rink to the record shop, Sara Biren’s Cold Day in the Sun has got something for everyone.