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'Soul' of Pride Title Built in NWHL Draft

NWHL Boston Pride June 18, 2021 - In March the Boston Pride raised the Isobel Cup becoming the first team to win the NWHL's prestigious honor a second time. As the trophy was passed around in celebration at Warrior Ice Arena it was embraced by three players chosen by the club in the 2017 NWHL Draft that illustrates a winning roster development by way of the annual selection process unlike any other in the league's short history. It may have taken four years for the Pride to reap the rewards in terms of a title, but the club's 2017 picks in Mallory Soul... Full Story

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Teams Prepare for 2021 NWHL Draft

NWHL June 16, 2021 - (Brooklyn, N.Y.) - The next wave of National Women's Hockey League talent will be introduced in just two weeks when the 2021 NWHL Draft takes place on Tuesday, June 29 live via Twitch online at beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. A total of 30 players graduating from NCAA and U SPORTS programs across North America will be selected over the five-round process that will begin with the Connecticut Whale who have acquired the first overall pick in a trade with the Buffalo Beauts. This will be the first time in franch... Full Story

Mark Joslin Appointed Head Coach of the Toronto Six

NWHL Toronto Six June 11, 2021 - The Toronto Six have announced that Mark Joslin has been appointed head coach ahead of the club's 2021-22 campaign. When the 57-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ontario steps behind the bench in Season 7 he will officially become the first Black head coach in National Women's Hockey League history. Joslin has been involved at elite levels of the game for over 20 years and most recently spent four seasons with the Toronto Patriots of the Ontario Junior Hockey League from 2016-20. His tenure with the club began as general manag... Full Story

Koelzer More Than a First Pick Pioneer

NWHL Metropolitan Riveters June 7, 2021 - In all sports and all drafts the first overall pick is noteworthy. But the top selection of Kelsey Koelzer to the New York Riveters in the 2016 NWHL Draft holds a special significance unlike any other. She made history and still holds the distinction of being the only Black player in any professional hockey league draft to go number one. "It was definitely really cool," Koelzer says as she recalls the events of June 18, 2016. "A whole mixture of emotions. A lot of excitement, shock, disbelief, but all in a good way. I ... Full Story

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