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Christina Julien, Melbourne Ice aiming for three-peat in 2020

When the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) season ended this past March, Canadian Christina Julien was ecstatic. For the...

10 ways you can help support girls’ and women’s hockey

Despite the fact that it’s been around since the 1800s, women’s hockey still has a long ways to go in...
Aimee Thorpe Scotland Women's Hockey Life Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Aimee Thorpe | Scotland

Tell us about yourself! My name is Aimee Thorpe. I’m from Great Britain (Scotland, more specifically). I’ve recently committed to...

Ambassador Spotlight: Cheyenne Vogel | Sioux City, Iowa

Tell us about yourself! My name is Cheyenne Vogel. I am 22 years old, and I am from Sioux City,...
Lisa Corman

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Lisa Corman | California

Tell us about yourself! I feel on some level that everyone knows my hockey story as I wrote about it...
Blind Hockey

An introduction to blind hockey

First and foremost, I want people to know that blind hockey exists. Blind hockey is an adapted version of hockey...
Andreya Kotseva

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Andreya Kotseva | Sofia, Bulgaria

Tell us about yourself! My name is Andreya Kotseva and I am from Sofia, Bulgaria. I am a student in...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jessica Lafrenière | Ontario

Tell us about yourself! My name is Jessica Lafrenière, I am 28 years old and shocked to say that I...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Taylor Wilburn | Apex, NC

Tell us about yourself! My name is Taylor Wilburn and I am from Apex, NC.  I am currently in the...
Amanda Provan blind hockey

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Amanda Provan | Sudbury, ON

Tell us about yourself! My name is Amanda Provan. I am 25 years old and I live in Canada in...
Women's Hockey Life Ambassador Audrey Barretto Michigan

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Audrey Barretto | Michigan

Tell us about yourself! Hi everyone, my name is Audrey Barretto and I am from the State of Michigan in...
Robin Bilsborough Women's Hockey Life Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Robin Bilsborough | Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Tell us about yourself! My name is Robin Bilsborough. I am originally from Maple Leaf, Ontario, Canada, but now call...
Grindstone Award Foundation Charity Weekend

Natalie Spooner to attend Grindstone Charity Weekend

One weekend, three events and plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with one of the best women’s hockey players in...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Reese Ives | Bel Air, MD

Tell us about yourself! My name is Reese and I’m ten years old. I’m from Bel Air, MD and in the...
Sylvain Perrier Gatineau Women's Hockey Life Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Sylvain Perrier | Gatineau, Quebec

Tell us about yourself! I’m Sylvain Perrier from Gatineau, QC. I coach novice girls competitive (my daughter’s team). I’ve always...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Kayla Boyd | Michigan

Tell us about yourself! I’m Kayla Boyd and I live in Michigan at the moment and most likely soon to...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Lily Miller | Missoula, Montana

Tell us about yourself! I am Lily Miller and I live in Missoula, Montana where I play Bantam A hockey....

Ailish Forfar plays for Team Canada at FISU Winter Universiade

In the hockey narrative of Ailish Forfar, the feeling of accomplishment reached greater heights with the attainment of a celebrated...
Daniel Brown Seattle Washington Women's Hockey Life Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Brown | Seattle, Washington

Tell us about yourself! In Fresno, CA, I learned hockey in the desert heat from a transplanted Minnesotan. I fell...
Megan Brettingen Women's Hockey Life Ambassador Dublin California

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Megan Brettingen | Dublin, California

Tell us about yourself! Hi! I’m Megan Brettingen from Dublin, California. I grew up in Minnesota where I started playing...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Ali Stead | Calgary, Alberta

Tell us about yourself! My name is Ali Stead and I currently live in Calgary, Alberta. I fell in love...

Golden Hawks hockey alum Ashley Stephenson retires from Baseball Canada

Part of a golden age for women’s baseball in Canada, Ashley Stephenson assembled a brilliant career that encompassed such a...

Amanda Trunzo: 2018-19 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Champion

Among the unique, yet sometimes unheeded, aspects in the lore of women’s ice hockey, the fact that many of its...
Carly Costello WHL Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Carly Costello | Michigan

Tell us about yourself! I’m from a small town in Michigan and I currently live in Adrian and go to...
Lauren Patterson WHL Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN PATTERSON | PHILADELPHIA, PA

Tell us about yourself! My name is Lauren Patterson and I’m from just outside of Philadelphia, PA. I currently work...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Abby Burokas | Chicago, Illinois

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Abby Burokas and I started playing hockey shortly after my fourth birthday.  I...

Ambassador Spotlight: Mia Macpherson | Kitchener, Ontario

Who are you—where are you from, what do you do, what’s your hockey...

Ambassador Spotlight: Mikayla Guarasci | Welland, Ontario

Tell us about yourself! My name is Mikayla Guarasci. I’m 17 years old and I’m from Welland, Ontario. I started...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Bella McKee | Irma, Alberta

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Bella McKee. I am from Irma, Alberta but I live with a billet...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Tina Carlson | Sweden

Introducing Women’s Hockey Life’s newest brand ambassador, Tina Carlson from Sweden! Tell us about yourself! My name is Tina. I’m...