NWHL releases attendance numbers, hints at new initiatives in 2018-19 season in review

Takeaways from the NWHL Season in Review Yesterday, the NWHL released its 2018-19 season in review, which included average team-specific attendance numbers, total dollars to-date spent on players salaries, and much more. Here are my takeaways. Attendance For the first time, the NWHL released overall attendance and team-specific average attendance numbers. The league has never … More NWHL releases attendance numbers, hints at new initiatives in 2018-19 season in review

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Riveters forward Miye D’Oench discusses NWHL Semifinal loss, retirement

One of the things I enjoy most about talking to former athletes is talking about their retirement. Well, enjoy might not be the right word. Some players get retirement tours where fans and even opponents shower them with gifts and adoration. Others just pack up their locker, walk uninterrupted to their car, and drive away. … More Riveters forward Miye D’Oench discusses NWHL Semifinal loss, retirement

2018-19 Season in Review: Riveters struggles were apparent, will they impact next season?

One year ago today, the Metropolitan Riveters won the 2018 Isobel Cup Championship. It’s been over a week since the Riveters fell 5-1 to the eventual 2019 Isobel Cup champions in the semifinals. What a difference a year makes. The 2018-19 season was quite the roller coaster for the Metropolitan Riveters. After inspiring a loyal … More 2018-19 Season in Review: Riveters struggles were apparent, will they impact next season?

NWHL: Riveters add Maine forward Cailey Hutchison, Terry Watt added to coaching staff

NEWARK — The Riveters as draft pick Cailey Hutchison is set to join the team ahead of Sunday’s rematch with the Buffalo Beauts. The Riveters fell to their 2018 Isobel Cup Final opponent 4-1 on the road last weekend, but look to bounce back for the regular season finale. Hutchison was drafted to the Riveters … More NWHL: Riveters add Maine forward Cailey Hutchison, Terry Watt added to coaching staff

Riveters routed at home, head coach Randy Velischek Postgame Interview (Audio & Transcript)

NWHL: The struggling Riveters fall 8-1 to the first place Pride. “The wheels fell off. We took a bad penalty of too many men on the ice and that was our death knell.” ~ Randy Velisheck … More Riveters routed at home, head coach Randy Velischek Postgame Interview (Audio & Transcript)

LISTEN: Megan Bozek chats NHL All-Star Weekend, Rivalry Series, sororities, and what most overlook when discussing #OneLeague

Last weekend, I caught up with CWHL All-Star Megan Bozek at the Thornhill Community Centre. We spent time chatting about USA Hockey, her reputation for chirping, 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend, and yes #OneLeague – you won’t want to miss her take! … More LISTEN: Megan Bozek chats NHL All-Star Weekend, Rivalry Series, sororities, and what most overlook when discussing #OneLeague

ICYMI: The IX Newsletter talks to Val Ackerman about the future of women’s ice hockey

Hi all: I haven’t updates in a while, but ahead of my next hockey edition of The IX Newsletter, I wanted to repost my interview with Val Ackerman from last week. You might recognize the name Val Ackerman from her time with the NBA, USA Basketball, the first WNBA President, or as the current commissioner … More ICYMI: The IX Newsletter talks to Val Ackerman about the future of women’s ice hockey

ICYMI: Liberty running out of time to salvage the season

I arrived in Minnesota early ahead of the 2018 WNBA ALl-Star Weekend to take in a New York Liberty game … in Minnesota. Tuesday was the final game before the All-Star break for both teams and what an exciting one it was! Despite getting out to a strong start, the Liberty fell to the Lynx … More ICYMI: Liberty running out of time to salvage the season

The Ice Garden Boston Pride sign defender Toni Ann Miano

“Toni from the Bronx” starts pro career in Boston Today, the Boston Pride signed Boston College Eagles defender Toni Ann Miano. She was selected by the the Riveters in the 2017 draft, but will remain in Massachusetts for her rookie season. In four seasons at BC, Miano tallied 101 points (36g, 65a) in 133 appearances.… via … More The Ice Garden Boston Pride sign defender Toni Ann Miano

Five at The IX Newsletter: Shannon Szabados

Below is my quick interview with Shannon Szabados for The IX Newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to the FREE newsletter to receive weekly updates for women’s soccer (Mondays), basketball (Wednesdays) and hockey (with me on Fridays). Legendary goaltender Shannon Szabados, Buffalo Beauts Erica L. Ayala: What do you think will be some adjustments as you prepare … More Five at The IX Newsletter: Shannon Szabados

WATCH: Diana Taurasi gushes about Argentina, motherhood

My interview with Diana Taurasi for High Post Hoops Tuesday night was another one for the book in the career of Diana Taurasi. She helped the Phoenix Mercury secure an 83-69 win over New York by shooting over 60% from the field. She also went seven for her first seven from deep, a first in WNBA history. … More WATCH: Diana Taurasi gushes about Argentina, motherhood

ICYMI: My Interview with Sherry Ross for The IX Newsletter

In my first season on the NWHL Broadcast team, I got to work with Sherry Ross, a pioneer in hockey.  Sherry served as the radio voice of the New Jersey Devils. She became the first woman to serve as an analyst during the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Again she cracked the glass ceiling when she … More ICYMI: My Interview with Sherry Ross for The IX Newsletter

#ForTheGame

In February I asked 2018 Olympic gold medalist and 2019 NWHL Isobel Cup champion Kendall Coyne Schofield, “Do you think that there will be a tipping point … where the players might feel that they need to get the two leagues to understand that they’re serious about moving forward?” Without hesitation, she responded, “Yeah … … More #ForTheGame

Blake Bolden named NWHL Defender of the Year

Boston College alumna caps off her North American return with top honors Yesterday the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) announced Blake Bolden as the Defender of the Year as voted on by the Women’s Hockey Media Association. Around this time last season, Blake Bolden was returning from Switzerland where she competed in the Swiss Women’s … More Blake Bolden named NWHL Defender of the Year

Loren Gabel becomes second Clarkson player to win 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

“I leave you with one last message continue to challenge yourself and chase your dreams.” Late Friday evening, Loren Gabel was slumped over in defeat, having come up short against the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four semifinals. “Unfortunately, we just weren’t getting a lot of offensive opportunities and when we did, we … More Loren Gabel becomes second Clarkson player to win 2019 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

Riveters snap Beauts winning streak in front of sold out home crowd

Defending NWHL champions give 800+ home fans something to cheer about NEWARK, N.J — It was standing room only last night as the 3-12-0 Metropolitan Riveters looked to match their 2015-2016 wins tally in the final regular season game of the 2018-19 season. One more win at the Riveters would tie their franchise-low of four … More Riveters snap Beauts winning streak in front of sold out home crowd

USWNT players honor Inspirational Women on jerseys for #SheBelieves match against England

From fellow U.S Soccer teammates to freedom fighters, the U.S Women’s Soccer Team will honor women who’ve inspired them as they take on England in the #SheBelieves Cup in Nashville, TN. The initiative falls in step with the #SheBelives Cup mission and coincides with the second day of Women’s History Month. The #SheBelieves initiative dates … More USWNT players honor Inspirational Women on jerseys for #SheBelieves match against England