- Kate Cimini discussed the NWHL’s approach to social media over at Today’s Slapshot.
“The biggest thing that we’re looking for, what Dani (Rylan, league founder and commissioner) likes to say is: ‘we want to have 72 stars in this league,’” said the representative. “We want to have every player in this league be a big deal. The best way to do that is for everybody to know them and care about them and have information on them.”
- Brent Boles covered at The Petrolia Topic why Kendra Broad turned down a pro contract with the New York Riveters to finish out her graduate degree and play for Western University.
“I knew I had to come here (to Western) to finish my fifth year of eligibility,” she said. Not that it was easy to walk away from the prospect of going pro. “Even though it’s not a lot of money… it was kind of hard to turn that down,” she said.
- Jared Brook covers the Montreal Stars’ Selection Camp for SBNation’s Eyes on the Prize.
On top of the talented draft class, Jordanna Peroff, who was acquired Friday from Toronto where she won the 2014 Clarkson Cup, was back with several McGill teammates including Charline Labonte, team captain Cathy Chartrand, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Carly Hill, and others.
- Mark Staffieri previews the 2015/2016 Toronto Furies season over on the league’s site.
“As a team, we need to become stronger defensively and offer our goaltenders more support,” said General Manager, Rebecca Michael. “Up front, we need to start producing more throughout all four lines and not solely depending on our top players.”
- The Canadian Press talks to Shannon Szabados about her upcoming season with the Columbus Cottonmouths.
“I’m pretty confident either way I’ll get a good amount of ice time, but definitely I’d like to play a little bit of a bigger role this year with a year of experience,” Szabados told The Canadian Press. “I’m a lot more confident going into this season with how I played last year.”
- Kaley Kirk at Along the Boards names some of the top players to watch on the Buffalo Beauts this coming season.
The Beauts don’t have as much veteran experience as the other NWHL teams, but look for the team to develop into one of the fastest and possibly one of the highest-scoring teams in the league.