Tag: national women’s hockey league

Success of Women’s Pro Hockey Needs NHL

I read an article last week where National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman said that his league isn’t interested in the women’s game if a viable professional league exists. I think Bettman and the NHL are passing up on a golden opportunity to build the foundation of a...

Minnesota Whitecaps Win Isobel Cup With Thrilling Finish

Minnesota’s Lee Stecklein scored 49 seconds into overtime to give the Whitecaps a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Beauts in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) championship final.  The Isobel Cup win comes in Minnesota’s first season in the NWHL. The game was a defensive battle with both teams...

2017-2018 Minor League Hockey Champions

The Toronto Marlies officially ended the 2017-2018 hockey season with their Game 7 win over the Texas Stars last night.  All of the cups have been won and here are the leagues and teams that have claimed their titles: American Hockey League (AHL):  Toronto Marlies Andreas Johnson and Mason...

2016-2017 Hockey Champions

It is the middle of June and the ice has finally melted on the 2016-2017 hockey season.  Here is a recap on the champions of each league: National Hockey League (NHL):  Pittsburgh Penguins The Penguins are the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red...

Obscure Sports Report

Atlanta’s Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team won their first game on Sunday when they blasted Minnesota 6-1 in a snow flurry in front of over 35,000 fans.  Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez scored a rare hat-trick while Miguel Almiron scored twice and Jacob Peterson scored once.  Atlanta dropped a...

Obscure Sports News

Here are some sports stories you probably won’t see on SportsCenter…. The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) regular season is winding down and gearing up for the playoffs.  The defending champions – Baltimore Blast – have clinched the Eastern Division title and will face the Harrisburg Heat in the division...

A (Hockey) League Of Their Own

Did you know that there is a women’s professional hockey league? The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) was formed in 2015 and has four teams:  Buffalo Beauts, Boston Pride, New York Riveters and Connecticut Whale.   The league placed teams in these markets because they are considered to be strong...