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WARD: PACK WIN THIRD STRAIGHT

WARD: PACK WIN THIRD STRAIGHT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 6, Rochester Americans 4

BY: Nick Ward, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 18, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack picked up their third win in a row Sunday evening, taking down the Rochester Americans, 6-4, at the XL Center.

Former Amerk Dan Catenacci scored the game-winning goal with 3:31 remaining in the third period and added an assist, and the Wolf Pack survived a hat trick scored by Rochester rookie C.J. Smith

The key term behind Sunday’s victory was resilience. The Wolf Pack were able to make the most of several second chances in their win, as they bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit against the Americans.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 17-22, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 17-22, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, HartfordWolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (14-21-3-1, 32 pts., .410) reached the halfway point of their season this past week, winning two out of three road games.  The week began with a 3-1 victory at Rochester on Wednesday night, keyed by two goals from Nicklas Jensen and a 31- save performance by Brandon Halverson.  In the first of back-to-back games in St. John’s, Newfoundland Friday night, the Wolf Pack downed the IceCaps 2-1 in overtime, with Chris Brown netting the OT game-winner.  St. John’s held the Wolf Pack off in the rematch Saturday night, though, prevailing 4-2.  Jensen upped his team-leading goal total to 18 with a power-play strike in that game.

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ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – BOSTON PRIDE ANNOUNCE PRACTICE PLAYERS FOR 2016-17 SEASON

NWHLNWHL NEWS: BOSTON PRIDE ANNOUNCE PRACTICE PLAYERS FOR 2016-17 SEASON

Marissa Gedman and Lindsay Berman Return to NWHL For Season Two

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

Boston, MAThe Boston Pride have signed their practice players for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Hayley Moore announced Tuesday. Kathryn Tomaselli (F), Lindsay Berman (F/D), Maggie Taverna (D), Marissa Gedman (D), Michaela Levine (F), and Natalie Robinson (G) have agreed to practice player contracts.

Lindsay Berman (NWHL)

<> at Prudential Center Practice Facility on March 12, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.

<> at Prudential Center Practice Facility on March 12, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey.

“We are very lucky to be adding an incredibly talented and well-rounded group of practice players to our Boston core,” said Moore. “These players add different areas of experience and skills to our team, and will be truly instrumental to our success this season.”

Gedman and Berman return to the NWHL after playing in the inaugural season. Gedman collected 6 assists in 18 regular season games with the Pride, as well as two assists in the Isobel Cup Playoffs. Berman notched one assist in three regular season games with the Connecticut Whale.

Levine finished her senior season at Williams this year as her team’s leading scorer with 55 points (30g, 25a) in 96 games. Tomaselli, another 2016 graduate, led her team with 50 points (31g, 19a) in 135 games with Union College.

Taverna was a defenseman for Boston College from 2005-2009, where she scored 67 points (15g, 52a) in 141 games. Goaltender Robinson, an Ontario native, played at the University of Maine from 2012-2016.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS: NWHL ANNOUNCES 2016 PRESEASON SERIES AGAINST TEAM RUSSIA

NWHLNWHL NEWS: NWHL ANNOUNCES 2016 PRESEASON SERIES AGAINST TEAM RUSSIA

Teams Will Also Face Boston College, Brock University in Preseason

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

New York, NYThe National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced the details for the 2016 preseason games. Preseason begins on September 22nd and ends on October 2nd, less than one week before the start of the regular season.

The Russian National Team will play a five-game series against NWHL teams, with one game against the Boston Pride and two games against the New York Riveters and Connecticut Whale.

The full preseason schedule is as follows (all times Eastern):

Boston Pride at Boston College
Thursday, September 22nd, 7:00PM
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum

Boston Pride vs. Team Russia
Saturday, September 24th, 7:00PM
Warrior Ice Arena

New York Riveters vs. Team Russia
Sunday, September 25th, 4:30PM
Barnabas Health Hockey House at Prudential Center

Buffalo Beauts vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Sunday, September 25th, 7:00PM
HARBORCENTER

New York Riveters vs. Team Russia
Monday, September 26th, 7:00PM
Mennen Arena in Morristown, NJ

Connecticut Whale vs. Team Russia
Tuesday, September 27th, 7:00PM
Northford Ice Pavilion

Connecticut Whale vs. Team Russia
Thursday, September 29th, 7:00PM
Northford Ice Pavilion

Buffalo Beauts at Brock University
Sunday, October 2nd, 2:15PM
Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catherines, ON

All preseason tickets are available for purchase for $5 on nwhl.zone/tickets. Season ticket holders can attend preseason games for free with tickets provided by the league via email.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – CONNECTICUT WHALE ANNOUNCES PRACTICE PLAYERS FOR 2016-17 SEASON

NWHLNWHL NEWS: CONNECTICUT WHALE ANNOUNCES PRACTICE PLAYERS FOR 2016-17 SEASON

Signings Include Inaugural Season Riveters Players Celeste Brown and Elena Orlando

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

Celeste Brown (NWHL)Northford, CTThe Connecticut Whale has signed their practice players for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Lisa Giovanelli announced Wednesday. Anya Battaglino (F/D), Laura Brennan (G), Celeste Brown (F), Shannon Doyle (D), Elena Orlando (D), and Jackie Raines (F) have agreed to practice player contracts.

“The Whale is very confident in the abilities of this group of players and firmly believe they will have no problems stepping into the lineup when called upon,” said Giovanelli. “As witnessed last season, the practice players play a huge role in the success of an NWHL team, and we expect this group to make huge contributions in our quest for the Isobel Cup.”

Shannon Doyle (NWHL)Returning to the Whale is inaugural season defenseman Shannon Doyle, who scored 5 points (2g, 3a) in 18 games. Anya Battaglino is also returning to Connecticut as a practice player after playing in 8 games with the team last season.

“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to continue to chase my dream,” said Battaglino. “Being a player that works hard day in and day out to see my team and the league improve is so important to me. I look forward to getting back on the ice and fighting to make my teammates better and to get called into a game.”

Elena Orlando (NWHL)Joining the Whale are Celeste Brown and Elena Orlando, who both played for the New York Riveters in 2015-16. Brown scored 4 assists in 18 games with New York. Orlando collected 1 assist in 17 games in the inaugural season.

New to Connecticut is forward Jackie Raines, who finished her collegiate career at Yale in 2015. In 101 games with the Bulldogs, Raines scored 66 points (37g, 29a), averaging over a point per game.

Goaltender Laura Brennan played in 32 games with Minnesota State between 2003-06 before moving to Quinnipiac for the 2006-07 season. Over her career, she collected a .886 SV%, 3.48 GAA, and a 10-39-7 record. Brennan attended Buffalo Free Agent Camp this summer.

The restricted free agency period began on April 1 and lasted until April 30. Free agency began May 1 and ended July 31. The 2016 NWHL Draft was on June 18.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – BOSTON PRIDE ADDS TODD LAMPERT TO COACHING STAFF

Bobby Jay (NWHL)NWHL NEWS: BOSTON PRIDE ADDS TODD LAMPERT TO COACHING STAFF

Lampert Joins Bobby Jay, Lauren McAuliffe, and Dave Jensen on Pride Bench

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

Boston, MAThe Boston Pride have announced their coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Hayley Moore announced Tuesday. Bobby Jay, Lauren McAuliffe, and Dave Jensen will return as Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Associate Coach. Todd Lampert will join the Pride as Goaltending Coach.

“It’s an honor to be asked to join the Boston Pride staff this season,” said Lampert. “I love coaching goaltenders, it’s what I enjoy the most about hockey. There’s world-class talent on this team and I’m excited to be on board.”

Lampert currently serves as the Goaltending Coach for the Northeastern University women’s hockey program. He has previously coached at Danvers High School and Curry College.

Bobby Jay, Lauren McAuliffe, and Dave Jensen coached the Boston Pride to the first Isobel Cup championship last season. Jay previously served as Assistant Coach of the Harvard Crimson men’s hockey team and coached for the US Women’s National Team at the 2014 Olympic Games and at the US National Festival this August.

McAuliffe played her collegiate career at Harvard and was formerly the Assistant Coach for the Northeastern Huskies. Jensen was a member of Team USA at the 1984 Olympic Games and is an active member of the Boston Bruins Alumni Team, in addition to running his own hockey skills center.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – NWHL RELEASES FULL 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

NWHLNWHL NEWS: NWHL RELEASES FULL 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

Season Two Begins With Opening Weekend in Buffalo, NY

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

New York, NYThe National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced the full 2016-17 regular season schedule.

The second season of the NWHL begins on October 7th, 2016 with Opening Weekend in Buffalo, NY. Regular season play will pause for all All-Star Weekend, which will be held on February 11-12th, 2017. The regular season concludes on April 16th, 2017, prior to the second annual Isobel Cup Playoffs.

Details and tickets for team home openers were released last Friday.

The dates, times, and locations for all 2016-17 season games can be found in the attached document. Tickets for all games are available now on nwhl.zone/tickets.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015 with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

ARRAL: NWHL – RIVETERS MOVE TO THE ROCK AS FREE AGENCY PERIOD CLOSES WITH FLURRY OF SIGNINGS

Prudential Center

NWHL NEWS: RIVETERS MOVE TO BARNABAS HEALTH HOCKEY HOUSE AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER

Official Practice Rink of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils Hosted Isobel Cup Final in March 2016

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL (All stories)

New York, NY — The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced that the New York Riveters will call the Barnabas Health Hockey House at Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center home for the 2016-17 season.

“We’re very excited to make the move to Newark for our second season,” said Riveters General Manager Chad Wiseman. “The Barnabas Health Hockey House staff have been very welcoming and we’re excited to continue to grow our fan base into New Jersey.”

“The National Women’s Hockey League has done an amazing job showcasing its talented athletes and providing inspirational stories to hockey fans everywhere,” said Hugh Weber, president of Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils. “We are thrilled to welcome the Riveters to Newark and share a vision with the team and the league to grow the sport in our communities throughout New Jersey. Women’s hockey plays a critical role in the development of young athletes and we are excited to be an integral part of the movement.” Continue reading

ARRAL: LOTS OF NWHL PLAYERS SIGNED

NWHLNWHL NEWS: IVANA BILIC SIGNS WITH CONNECTICUT WHALE

Canadian Was Named 2015-16 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

Northford, CT — Ivana Bilic has signed a contract with the Connecticut Whale for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Lisa Giovanelli announced Sunday. Bilic and the Whale agreed to terms on a one-year, $14,000 contract.

“Ivana is a solid defenseman who can block a lot of shots,” said Giovanelli. “She’s a great addition to our defensive core and will make our blue line even stronger.”

Bilic joins the NWHL on the last day of Free Agency from Bemidji State, where she played since 2012. The defenseman scored 61 points (13g, 48a) in 128 games. The Coquitlam, BC native attended the 2015-16 Hockey Canada Selection Camp. Continue reading

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – BOSTON PRIDE WILL MOVE TO WARRIOR ICE ARENA FOR SEASON TWO

NWHLNWHL NEWS: BOSTON PRIDE WILL MOVE TO WARRIOR ICE ARENA FOR SEASON TWO

New Arena Will Also Serve as Practice Facility for the Boston Bruins

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

Boston, MAThe National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced that the Boston Pride will call Warrior Ice Arena (WIA) at Boston Landing Development their home for the 2016-17 season.

“The NWHL and the Boston Pride are very happy to join the new hockey community at Warrior Ice Arena,” said Pride General Manager Hayley Moore. “We’d like to thank NB Development Group for their help in bringing us into the fold for next season.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Boston Pride, our second professional team to Warrior Ice Arena and our third to the overall Boston Landing Development,” says Jay Rourke, General Manager for Warrior Ice Arena.  “After their historic first season that culminated with a title win, it will be exciting for local and national fans to watch them in action at our Arena.”

Warrior Ice Arena is the first publicly accessible ice arena constructed in the city of Boston in the last 40 years. The building features six locker rooms, a 2,000 square foot event room, ground floor retail and restaurant space, and two full-service concession areas. The arena seats 660.

“The Warrior Ice Arena is pleased to welcome the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League, says Marissa Marwell at Rink Management, Inc., who manages rink operations.  “The Boston Pride are pioneers of professional women’s hockey, and we are excited to host this championship franchise.”

Boston Pride season tickets are now available for purchase at nwhl.zone/tickets.