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PWHL and Natalie Darwitz have “parted ways”

League confirms rumor with official statement after lengthy internal review In a surprising twist to what was a historic season not just for the Professional Women’s Hockey league and PWHL Minnesota, but women’s hockey overall, the league officially announced Minnesota General Manager Natalie Darwitz and the PWHL have “parted ways.” The move comes after a […]

Cutter Gauthier recipient of Bob Johnson Award

Award recognizes excellence in international hockey competition Cutter Gauthier (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been named the 2024 Bob Johnson Award recipient, USA Hockey announced today. Named in honor of U.S. coaching legend Bob Johnson, the award annually recognizes excellence in international hockey competition. Gauthier, an alternate captain for the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team, helped lead […]

Making the grade: College hockey players get it done in the classroom

Strong Grades for Hockey in Latest NCAA Academic Report Both Women and Men Rank Highly in Academic Progress Rate Continuing their long tradition of high academic achievement, NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey student-athletes once again fared well in the annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) data recently released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association […]

UMD’s Crowell to coach at Dartmouth, leaving vacancy at helm of UMD women’s program

Crowell led Bulldogs to four straight NCAA tournament berths After spending nine seasons successfully returning the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey program to national prominence, Maura Crowell will take over the reins at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Crowell departs the Bulldogs having led the program to four-straight NCAA Tournament berths, including an […]

Minnesota Makes History!

Heise earns MVP honors as Minnesota become inaugural winners of Walter Cup PWHL Minnesota defeated Boston 3-0 Wednesday night to claim the inaugural Walter Cup. Liz Schepers, Michela Cava and Kendall Coyne Schofield scored for Minnesota, who made an improbable comeback against Toronto in the semifinals and outlasted a strong Boston team and the outstanding […]

Potential series-clinching goal overturned as Boston evens series in double overtime

Sophie Jaques appeared to have scored the game-winning goal late in the second overtime, only to have the goal overturned due to goaltender interference What appeared to be a series-clinching goal by Sophie Jaques late in the second overtime was overturned due to goalie interference. Less than two minutes later Boston’s Alina Muller scored to […]

PWHL Draft to be held in St. Paul June 10; Awards banquet June 11

  PWHL Awards banquet to be held June 11 at Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel NEW YORK AND TORONTO (May 24, 2024) – The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) has announced details for the 2024 PWHL Draft and the 2024 PWHL Awards, taking place June 10-11 in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. The PWHL Draft will […]