Tag Archive | Hockey

NWHL Defender/English Teacher Shannon Doyle Creates #BlocksForBooks to Share Her Joy of Reading

“My parents supported my love of reading as a child and always purchased every book I requested. I can’t imagine a life without books – especially now that I am an English teacher and lucky to be surrounded by literature every day.” This is Connecticut Whale defender Shannon Doyle, and the story of what inspired […]

Yu Baiwei, Captain of China’s National Team, Joins the Minnesota Whitecaps

Yu Baiwei, the longtime captain of China’s women’s national team, has joined the defending Isobel Cup champion Minnesota Whitecaps of the NWHL. Yu, 31, is the highest-scoring defender in the history of the Chinese national team. She competed in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and was one of just three defenders on China to earn […]

Princeton’s Rose Alleva, UNH’s Carlee Toews Among Eight Players Signed for Upcoming Season

As training camps open this week in preparation for the NWHL’s fifth season, the following eight players have been signed to contracts: Minnesota Whitecaps Rose Alleva (D): Alleva, a 5-3 defender who was born in China and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, has signed for her first NWHL season with the Whitecaps, after spending the last […]

NHL Veteran Colton Orr, NWHL Veteran Laura Brennan to Coach the Connecticut Whale

Connecticut Whale general manager Bray Ketchum announced that the NWHL club will be led behind the bench by head coach Colton Orr and assistant coach Laura Brennan. Orr is a veteran of 477 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. Brennan played collegiately at Quinnipiac and Minnesota State, and […]

NWHL Announces Sale of the Boston Pride

In a significant milestone for the NWHL and professional women’s hockey in North America, the league announced today that the Boston Pride hockey club has been purchased by a team of investors led by Cannon Capital managing partner Miles Arnone. “My investors and I believe in the NWHL, and we are honored to take on […]

2018 Kazmaier Finalist Sydney Baldwin Signs with Whitecaps

The Minnesota Whitecaps have significantly bolstered their blue line with the addition of star defender Sydney Baldwin for the upcoming NWHL season. Baldwin, 23, is a two-time NCAA champion with the University of Minnesota, a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award and the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year in 2018. Prior to her […]

St. Lawrence G Sonjia Shelly Joins Connecticut, Riveters Add Walther, Pezon Returns to Whitecaps

Sonjia Shelly, Connecticut Whale: The goaltender joins the NWHL after completing an outstanding four-year collegiate career at St. Lawrence, where she posted a 2.16 GAA and .912 save percentage and had four shutouts as a senior. An Illinois native, Shelly developed as a goalie with the Chicago Fury. She joins the recently-signed Cassandra Goyette in […]