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Shannon Doyle Returns for Fourth Season with the Connecticut Whale

August 22, 2018 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Connecticut Whale News Release

One of the steadiest defenders in the NWHL since the league's inception in 2015,

Shannon Doyle has re-signed with the Connecticut Whale for her fourth season.

"Being able to play for the Whale since its inaugural season has been a tremendous experience," said

Doyle, 26. "Seeing the growth of women's ice hockey both through the talented players who compete

in the NWHL year after year and the ever-growing fan base has been an experience I am honored to

be a part of."

The defender played 48 games over her first three seasons with the Whale, and had 5 assists in 15

games last season.

Doyle played 137 games over an excellent four-year collegiate career, starting at Colgate and then at

Boston University for her junior and senior years. As a senior at BU in 2014-15, Doyle had 4 goals

and 25 assists for 29 points in 36 games.

Internationally, Doyle was a member of Team Canada when they won the gold medal at the U18 IIHF

World Championship in Chicago in 2010. Last summer, Doyle played center for Team Canada and

was an all-star and the tournament's leading scorer at the International Street and Ball Hockey

Federation World Championships in the Czech Republic.

The Ontario native is very proud to be an original member of the Connecticut Whale.

"The Whale have worked hard to create a culture of hard work, dedication, and excellence from day

one to this upcoming season," said Doyle. "I'm excited to be able to continue playing a role in the

development of this organization. It is an honor to play alongside fantastic teammates whom are

equally valued for their talented on-ice abilities and their genuine love for the game we play."

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