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Mark Staffieri

Raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Mark holds an extensive writing background. A contributor to Wikipedia since 2007, his writing endeavors have included writing for Bleacher Report (2012-13), and the former CWHL (2012-15), and the Canadian division of the Legends Football League (2013-14). Also part of the team of writers for Hockey Canada at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championships in Ottawa, Mark contributed features on Jenny Harss, Elin Holmlov, Iya Gavrilova, Kathleen Kauth, Lucie Povova, Alex Rigsby, Julia and Stephanie Marty, and Katie Weatherston, among others. In addition to composing more than 700 articles for Women's Hockey Life (since 2012), his current slate of duties includes covering female tackle football for Canada Football Chat, along with pieces for NowVIZ Magazine (digital format) since its inaugural issue. Also the publisher of allowhertoplay, a website devoted to the heroics of sporting heroines, Mark remains focused on raising awareness of the positive impact of women in sport.

CWHL Tribute: Christina Kessler | Burlington Barracudas, Toronto Furies

Part of an exclusive group of celebrated goaltenders who have enjoyed a unique Triple Crown of CWHL hockey, defined by...

CWHL Tribute: Dania Simmonds | Brampton/Markham Thunder

Durable and determined, Dania Simmonds assembled a spectacular career employing a dutiful work ethic that made her a significant asset....

U SPORTS: April Clark | Western Mustangs

Following the Western Mustangs hoisting the Golden Path Trophy for the first time at the 2015 U SPORTS women’s national...

CBHA: Ottawa Capitals, 2019 National Champions

Having established themselves as one of the nation’s finest ball hockey leagues, the Ottawa Vanier Women’s Ball Hockey League (OVWBHL)...

U SPORTS: Carmen Lasis | Western Mustangs

As the University of Western Ontario (UWO) Mustangs women’s ice hockey program has enjoyed a competitive renaissance, emerging as one...

NWHL: Allie Thunstrom | Minnesota Whitecaps

Renowned as a multi-sport star, excelling on the ice in both hockey and speed skating, Allie Thunstrom continues to amass...

CWHL Tribute: Jordanna Peroff | Canadiennes de Montréal and Toronto Furies

Part of a tremendous decade in women’s ice hockey, one defined by unprecedented growth, Jordanna Peroff was at the pulse...

CWHL Tribute: Sommer West

Very few individuals have enjoyed an impact so embedded in the lore of the CWHL, let alone the nascent of...

PWHPA Spotlight: Dream Gap Tour | Toronto Unifor Showcase Recap

Among the most positive and inspiring elements of sport in 2019, the launch of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association...

NCAA DIII: Leah Schwartzman | Hamline Pipers

An essential contributor in a landmark season for the Hamline Pipers, Leah Schwartzman took on the roles of both team...

FISU: Winter Universiade | Cassandra Labrie | Canada

Earning the call to play for Canada represents a landmark that every player aspires to. For a player such as...

CWHL Tribute: Delayne Brian | Calgary Inferno

An integral player in bringing an unprecedented era of elite professional women’s hockey to Calgary, Delayne Brian’s career is synonymous...

CWHL Tribute: Jenna Cunningham | Team Alberta/Calgary Inferno

Exuding grace and class, Jenna Cunningham was among the first stars of the Team Alberta era. Consistently one of the...

Winter Universiade | Maude Lévesque-Ryan | Canada

Gaining the call to compete for Team Canada at the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, it marked a significant...

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...