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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.

Jessica Wong Championship Vanke Rays

From CWHL to Russia: Jessica Wong wins WHL Championship with Vanke Rays

Selected with the first pick overall in the 2013 CWHL Draft, the arrival of Jessica Wong marked a turning point...

PWHPA Spotlight: Kassidy Sauvé

Among the most prodigious goaltenders of the last decade, including the prized achievement of a gold medal at the IIHF...

Officiating an extension of Delaney Harrop’s passion for the game

A long-time fixture at the Rodman Arena, Delaney Harrop, the pride of Walpole, Massachusetts, served as an official for numerous...
Liz Knox - The Dream Gap

PWHPA Spotlight: Liz Knox

With a sterling list of achievements, including the Brodrick Trophy, a Clarkson Cup championship ring, Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL)...

Lauren Wildfang: Colgate Raiders | Modo (SDHL)

Suiting up to play in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League with the highly competitive Modo franchise last season, it marked...
Mandi Duhamel Calgary Inferno

CWHL Tribute: Mandi Duhamel | Ottawa Lady Senators & Calgary Inferno

Both a local legend and an internationally accomplished coach, Mandi Duhamel’s contributions to women’s ice hockey also involved the nascent...
Guay NHL All Star

Katie Guay embraces opportunity to stay in hockey through officiating

Among the most accomplished in her profession, Katie Guay is a highly admired official whose career is synonymous with both,...

Kelly Cooke opens doors for next generation at NHL All Star Weekend

Emerging as a highly inspiring and influential figure in the potential future for female officials in ice hockey, Kelly Cooke...

Kendall Hanley brings officiating experience to NHL All Star Weekend

With over 12 seasons in the stripes, Kendall Hanley, a member of USA Hockey’s Officiating Development Program, brings a multitude...
Kirsten Welsh NHL

Kirsten Welsh continues breaking barriers for female officials

Since graduating from the RMU Colonials women’s ice hockey program, highlighted by recognition as College Hockey America’s Defender of the...
Hill

CWHL Tribute: Carly Hill | Montreal Stars and Canadiennes

Employing a quiet demeanor and an ethereal serenity, Carly Hill brought a reliability and consistency to the Montreal blueline. Whether...

CWHL Tribute: Laura Hosier | Brampton Thunder

Although one of the greatest hallmarks in the history of the Brampton/Markham Thunder franchise involved the number of Olympic talent...
Tassoni

Amanda Tassoni continues making an impact through officiating

As women’s ice hockey continues to rise in importance, amassing small victories, the impact is felt beyond the players themselves....
Bellamy All Star

Kacey Bellamy’s journey to NHL All Star Weekend

With eight IIHF World Championships and three Winter Games medals, highlighted by gold in 2018, Kacey Bellamy, a highly likeable...
Decker NHL All Star

Brianna Decker reflects on second NHL All Star Weekend experience

Revered as one of the world’s finest women’s ice hockey players, Brianna Decker can now add the title of NHL...
Watchorn

CWHL Tribute: Tara Watchorn | Team Alberta, Boston Blades

Among a rare group of highly accomplished competitors whose CWHL careers have resulted in play on both sides of the...

NCAA DIII: Kenzie Torpy | University of St. Thomas Tommies

Having established herself as the greatest goaltender to don the Purple and White of the St. Thomas Tommies, Kenzie Torpy...

CWHL Tribute: Lindsay Vine | Burlington Barracudas, Brampton Thunder

In a league filled with significant star power, one of the most accomplished featured a highly skilled forward who made...

Women’s Hockey Life Player of the Decade: Shannon Szabados | Part Two

With recognition as the Player of the Decade by the supporters of Women’s Hockey Life, it would be easy to...

CWHL Tribute: Allyson Fox | Brampton Thunder

Among the most likeable players during the CWHL’s decade-plus existence, Allyson Fox brought heart, tenacity and leadership in every season...

Sara Hayward continues to make significant impact on Canadian ball hockey

Providing a significant presence built on strong leadership and a sincere appreciation for the game, Sara Hayward is one of...

Women’s Hockey Life Player of the Decade: Shannon Szabados | Part One

Capturing the hearts and minds of a nation following a golden outcome at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, it marked...

PWHPA Spotlight: Carolyne Prevost

A multi-sport sensation whose outstanding body of work involved seven sensational seasons of CWHL hockey, Carolyne Prevost provided a combination...

CWHL Tribute: Jessica Koizumi | Boston Blades, Montreal Stars

Having skated in five Clarkson Cup tournaments, hoisting the coveted prize twice, Jessica Koizumi is certainly one of the event’s...

EWHL: Audrey-Ann Boutour | Neuberg Highlanders

In a decade that has seen so many Canadian university stars continue to ply their trade across the Atlantic, while...

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...