Category Archives: NWHL

Americans return to the ice and beat Canada in World Tournament opener

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 31 – American goalie Nicole Hensley stopped 18 shots including 10 in the third period as the U.S. women’s hockey team earned their 15th straight win at the World Championships Friday night with a 2-0 opening night win over rival Canada. U.S. forwards Gigi Marvin (Buffalo) and Brianna Decker (Boston) had the goalsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

National team, USA Hockey agree on deal; Team to play at world championships

The United State women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey have reached an agreement on a four-year deal that will result in the Americans playing in the IIHF world championship tournament beginning Friday in Plymouth, Michigan. On March 15, the American players threatened to boycott the world championship tournament if a new deal couldn’t beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Knight, Carpenter help Boston end the season for Connecticut in 8-2 rout

Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter each had two goals as the defending National Women’s Hockey League champion Boston Pride moved into the Isobel Cup championship game for the second straight year with a dominating 8-2 win over Connecticut Pride on Thursday night at Warrior Arena in Boston. Carpenter had the first two goals of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite two goals from Stack, Buffalo beats Connecticut in final home game

NORTH BRANFORD, March 12—Connecticut’s Kelli Stack had two goals in the third period but former Whale forward Shiann Darkangelo scored with 4:37 left in the game to lift the Buffalo Beauts to a 4-3 victory over the Connecticut Whale in National Women’s Hockey League play on Sunday. It was the final regular season game of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut snaps 9-game winless string with victory over Buffalo

BUFFALO, Feb. 26 –Kelli Stack scored with 5:09 left in regulation to give the Whale an insurance goal and help Connecticut snap a franchise-record nine game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Buffalo Sunday in National Women’s Hockey League action. It was Stack’s tenth goal of the season, which is tied for second in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With comeback win over Connecticut, Boston extends record win streak to 25

NORTH BRANFORD, Feb. 24 – The Boston Pride scored a pair of shorthanded goals in the second period and extended their National Women’s Hockey League record winning streak to 25 consecutive games with a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Connecticut Whale Friday night at the Northford Ice Pavilion. Boston (14-0), which has already clinched theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut can’t hold four-goal lead in overtime loss to New York

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 19 – During the National Women’s Hockey League’s All-Star break, the Connecticut Whale added some offensive power with the addition of Zoe Hickel, a forward from Boston. Hickel scored a goal on her first shift for the Whale. Perhaps the Whale should upgrade the defense, too. Connecticut coughed up a four-goal leadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Whale trade No. 1 pick in 2017 draft for Boston forward Zoe Hickel

The Connecticut Whale have acquired another U.S. national team player. The Whale shipped their 2017 first round pick and future considerations to Boston for forward Zoe Hickel on Tuesday. Hickel, 24, is a member of the U.S. national team along with Connecticut’s Kelli Stack, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno. Hickel has scored one goal withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pride rally, beat Connecticut for 12th consecutive win; NWHL schedule modified

BOSTON, Feb. 4 – Meghan Duggan scored two goals in the third period as the defending National Women’s Hockey League champion Boston Pride won their 12th straight game with a 5-2 victory over the Connecticut Whale Saturday night at Warrior Arena. Boston (12-0) had to rally from a one-goal deficit after Connecticut took a 2-1 leadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Skarupa’s three goals not enough as Boston again dominates Whale

NORTH BRANFORD, Jan. 27 – For two periods, the Boston Pride looked unbeatable on Friday night. The defending National Women’s Hockey League champions were quicker to the puck and passed the puck with an impressive crispness. Twice, the undefeated Pride built a seven-goal lead before Connecticut made the score respectable with four third period goalsContinue ReadingContinue Reading