SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> USA women’s hockey bronze medalist Kathleen Kauth returned to the Spa City this weekend along with her brother, Patrick, who now makes his home in Saratoga Springs to honor their father, Don Kauth, that the annual Don Kauth Memorial Tournament at Saratoga Springs Ice Rink.
Sometimes in hockey, the path you chose leads somewhere that you could have never imagined, which is one way to describe goalie Sydney Rossman’s path to the NWHL. Born in Excelsior, Minnesota she would leave the ‘State of Hockey’ for Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and her stellar play in goal for the Bobcats opened the eyes of those in the NWHL. The Connecticut Whale drafted Rossman late in the 2016 NWHL Draft (5th round/19th overall) and got themselves a helluva goaltender that maybe they wouldn’t have if she pursued playing goal back home in the Midwest.
Alyssa Gagliardi, who scored the first two goals of her NWHL career and added an assist as Boston defeated Buffalo on Saturday, 3-2, for the Pride’s first win of the season, has been named the NWHL Player of the Week.
At Harvard, Sarah had at least 20 points in each of her four seasons. Over 127 games with the Crimson, she was 25-63-88. Among her other honors that season were ECAC First Team selection, ECAC Player of the Year Finalist and ECAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. She was an All-Ivy League honoree four times.
Paul Smiths, NY (12/01/2017) —The only four-year college in the Adirondacks continued to embrace the culture of the region when Paul Smith's College announced on Friday, Dec. 1, the advent of women's hockey.
Part of a magical time with the Quinnipiac Bobcats, enhanced by the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Sydney Rossman also rewrote many of the program’s goaltending records. Considering that the Bobcats compete in Hamden, Connecticut, the chance to extend her hockey career in nearby Stamford symbolized a great point of pride for the revered Rossman. Standing between the pipes for the NWHL’s Connecticut Whale, it actually represents the best of both worlds.
Connecticut Whale forward Kelly Babstock has been named NWHL Player of the Week after scoring a goal and adding 2 assists, and then scoring the lone shootout goal in the Whale’s 4-3 victory over the Boston Pride on Sunday.
In the fall of 1974, I couldn’t wait to climb “lib slope” on Cornell’s campus with my hockey bag over my shoulder on my way to the famous Lynah rink. So what if it was 5:00 AM and freezing cold! I was going to participate in my first ever real hockey practice! I was about to play on the same ice that Ryan O’Neal skated when he starred in my favorite movie, “Love Story”.
Representing an age of achievement where every player that graced the ice helped contribute to the game’s mythology, the 1998 Nagano Winter Games also served as a coming-out party for many players making their international debut. Among them was Canada’s Becky Kellar, part of a fierce defensive unit that was headlined by future Hockey Hall of Famer Geraldine Heaney.
Although the Vanke Rays may be in their inaugural season of CWHL hockey, the presence of highly talented players such as Hanna Bunton shall not only ensure that any expansion woes are minimized, but that the objective of qualifying for postseason hockey is feasible. Selected in the fourth round, 28th overall in the 2017 CWHL Draft, Bunton has already emerged as the steal of said draft, scoring goals in her first two games for the Rays.
Metropolitan Riveters forward Miye D’Oench has earned this season’s first NWHL Player of the Week honor after her two-point performance on Saturday helped the Riveters defeat the Pride 4-1 before more than 2,014 fans at Prudential Center.
There isn’t a whole lot to Mount Herbert, P.E.I., a quiet town barely 10 km east of Charlottetown. Ask the people who grew up there to describe home and they’ll probably laugh.
“Well, it’s not very big,” they’ll likely begin, followed by, “It’s just a road, really.”
You won’t find much in the way of basic amenities — no gas station, no grocery store (those are in the next town over) — and in some cases you couldn’t even find it on a map. But in March 2014, Shannon MacAulay changed that.
With the defense of their Isobel Cup title about to begin, the Buffalo Beauts feature a roster with several significant additions. Among the new faces ready to make an impact includes one of the most talented free agent blueliners. Enhancing the presence of the Beauts defensive attack, Sarah Edney holds the potential to be a strong contender for the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Cornell women's ice hockey began with one determined student. In 1971, freshman Regina Baker, a Lansing High School graduate, knew that she wanted Cornell to have a team and took action to get one started. At the time, there were few women's teams at colleges in the United States, and among the Ivy League schools only Brown had an established program.
Selected in the first round of the 2017 CWHL Draft, Nicole Kosta is part of a new crop of offensive talent that shall bolster the lineup of the new-look Markham Thunder. Considering that renowned offensive talent Laura Stacey (the last first round pick in Brampton Thunder history) is part of Canada’s centralization in anticipation of the 2018 Winter Games, Kosta’s arrival will ease such a significant loss.
Over the last decade, Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has become a proving ground for future stars, giving young players a chance to acquire international experience before skating onto the biggest stages in the game.
Our roster of Innovate Celebrate speakers includes the CTO of a robotics company, a New York Times bestseller, a sports tech maven, and top execs at Intel, Homeland Security, and GoPro. Now, we’re adding a four-time Olympic ice hockey player. Yeah, that’s right, be jealous.