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CWHL Tribute: Erin Ambrose | Toronto Furies, Canadiennes de Montreal

Having long captured the minds of sporting enthusiasts, starting the decade as part of Canada’s first-ever gold medal winner at...

CWHL Tribute: Kristen Richards | Brampton/Markham Thunder

With creative and charitable endeavors that she poured her emotions into, Kristen Richards reached new heights in the athletic imagination....

Clarkson Cup championship rings a fitting closure to Markham Thunder’s CWHL odyssey

In the wake of the CWHL’s closure, one final act brings a preservation to this highly empowering era of hockey....

Heather Pollock immortalizes the CWHL and its players through photography

During the existence of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), a significant aspect that sometimes went underrated was its creative...

Chelsea Purcell: The journey from CWHL player to General Manager

Embodying the potential of the professional female game, Chelsea Purcell assembled a captivating career in which her strong leadership skills...

ISBHF: Edie Brenning | Team Canada – 2019 World Champion

With an incredible passion for the game, whether on the ice or on the slab, Edie Brenning’s ascension to world-class...
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IIHF: Lotti Odnoga | Team Hungary

A highly exciting year in IIHF hockey marked the impact of Europe in the female game growing by a quantum...

NCAA DIII: Bre Simon | Hamline Pipers

Becoming the first player in Hamline Pipers history to capture the prestigious Laura Hurd Award, Breanna (Bre) Simon has already...

NCAA DI: Rhyen McGill | Clarkson Golden Knights

Since joining the Clarkson Golden Knights in the autumn of 2015, Rhyen McGill has brought a winning flair to the...

Katie Guay continues to make history as influential hockey official

Among hockey’s renaissance women, Katie Guay continues to attain new pinnacles, propelling herself to a state of reverence that has...

NCAA DI: TT Cianfarano | Quinnipiac Bobcats & Clarkson Golden Knights

An integral contributor during the Quinnipiac Bobcats’ halcyon days, a program experiencing one of the decade’s greatest turnarounds, TT Cianfarano...

ISBHF: Michelle Marsz | Team Canada | 2019 World Champion

In a dominant decade of women’s ball hockey for the proud Canadian program, one of the most recent indicators of...

NCAA DI: Marlène Boissonnault | Cornell Big Red

One of the great success stories of the decade, Cornell women’s ice hockey established a superior standard of excellent talent...

CWHL Tribute: Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux | Montréal Stars/Canadiennes

Reputed as one the kindest, most generous people in hockey, Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux brought an unforgettable presence to the CWHL, placing...

NCAA DIII: Kassi Abbott | Plattsburgh State Cardinals | 2019 National Champion

Owning the Plattsburgh State Cardinals‘ career records for both goals-against average (0.92) and save percentage (.959), complemented by a superlative...

CWHL Tribute: Molly Engstrom | Brampton Thunder, Boston Blades

The first American superstar in the history of the CWHL, Molly Engstrom was a highly likeable player whose quiet dignity...

CWHL Tribute: Don Simmons | Brampton/Markham Thunder

While the collaborative presence of world-class skaters that graced CWHL ice served as its drawing card, integral to moulding its...

CWHL Tribute: Jessica Platt | Toronto Furies

On a Toronto Furies roster loaded with notable names, Jessica Platt emerged as a highly admired talent, gaining fans throughout...

CWHL Tribute: Laura Dostaler | Calgary Inferno

As the only player to have competed in every season of the Team Alberta/Calgary Inferno franchise, Laura Dostaler holds an...

U SPORTS: Chelsea Tucker | York Lions

Having established herself as the Iron Woman of York Lions women’s ice hockey, Chelsea Tucker’s combination of determination and drive...

CWHL Tribute: Kelly Murray | Calgary Inferno | 2019 Clarkson Cup champion

Belonging to one of hockey’s greatest families, the 2018-19 season allowed Kelly Murray a number of cherished milestones, burnishing the...

U SPORTS: Valérie Lamenta | Guelph Gryphons, 2019 National Champions

Having amassed a series of sensational seasons, stockpiling highlights with tremendous consistency, while establishing herself as one of U SPORTS’...

CWHL Tribute: Megan Myers | Boston/Worcester Blades

Having enjoyed five seasons with the Blades organization, Megan Myers evolved from ingénue to franchise cornerstone. With over 100 appearances...

Former CWHL player Jana Harrigan gives back as founder of Harrigan Hockey

First founded in 2008, Harrigan Hockey has blossomed into an energizing venture that is encouraging and empowering female players of...

CWHL Tribute: Ella Matteucci | Markham Thunder

Belonging to a formidable Markham Thunder draft class that included Victoria Bach, the eventual recipient of the CWHL Rookie of...

Kelly Cooke balances NWHL role, officiating, legal studies, and more

Participating in the inaugural season of the modern NWHL, contributing towards the Boston Pride winning the first Isobel Cup, Kelly...

U SPORTS: Kaitlin Lowy | Guelph Gryphons | 2019 National Champions

Among the premier programs in both Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and U SPORTS women’s ice hockey, the Guelph Gryphons have...

IIHF: Venla Hovi | Finland

Having masterfully assembled an incredibly consummate career, one which firmly entrenched Venla Hovi as one of Finland’s premier hockey stars...

SDHL: Sonja van der Bliek | Brynäs IF

For a club looking to rebuild, ready to reclaim its place among the elite clubs in the SDHL, Brynäs IF...
Jessica Vance FISU Canada

Winter Universiade: Jessica Vance | Canada

Already one of the greatest to guard the crease for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Jessica Vance attained a new...