Weekly News: CWHL to kick off season, Hilary Knight in documentary
The CWHL kicks off their season this weekend with two bouts on Saturday, October 17th. We’ll have a preview closer to, but look forward to Brampton facing the new Les Canadiennes, and the Boston Blades at the Toronto Furies.
New season, newly re-launched streaming! This year the CWHL will be streaming 32 of their regular season games, all in HD! The regular season pass costs $19.95 CAD. Check out the shiny new streaming page at cwhllive.com, where you can order a pass for this season, or watch previous season’s archived games.
The CWHL also has partnered with CWHLDaily on Tumblr to make them the official CWHL tumblr. Give that a follow if you’re on Tumblr.
Hilary Knight will be the feature of an upcoming espnW film, Knighter, which will debut on Thursday October 15th on espnW.com. The film is the fifth and final part of the What Makes Us series of documentary shorts, directed by the Mundo Sisters. Previous films in the series focused on Sydney Lerous, Megan Rapinoe, Veronica Boquete, and Carissa Moore.
In case you missed it, Dani Rylan, commissioner of the NWHL and GM of the Riveters, was featured in a Players Tribune article called So We Started A Hockey League. The article is, of course, about how she ended up starting the NWHL. It’s a really interesting look into how the sausage gets made, so to speak, although it unfortunately doesn’t get into Rylan’s history with the CWHL. (While that’s not really the topic of the article, it is a story I’m burning to hear.)
Greg Wyshnski of Puck Daddy, who recently committed to having regular NWHL coverage, wrote about the new league. It’s a bit of a 101 type article, as might be expected as it was written for the mainly men’s hockey content Puck Daddy, but it has some interesting tidbits.