International Team Camp and Beantown Classic: NWHL in Boston this week

This weekend, the NWHL’s International Team Camp will run from July 23-26, commencing with a skills session on July 23 and continuing with three teams of NWHL prospects competing at the Beantown Classic. Here’s where to catch the action in person; we recommend following the NWHL on Periscope and Twitter if you’re watching from afar.

International Team Camp
Thursday afternoon, the NWHL’s International Team Camp will host a skills session open to the public. According to the camp roster, we’ll see a few US faces alongside Canadian players and a handful of women from outside North America – Lyudmila Belyakova from Russia as well as Hanuka Toko and Nana Fujimoto from Japan.

Thursday, July 23rd:
2:30-4:00pm, Ristuccia Memorial Arena (190 Main St, Wilmington, MA)

Beantown Classic
Starting Friday afternoon, three teams representing the NWHL will be playing in the College Division of the Beantown Classic, a series of hockey showcase tournaments that takes place in eight locations across the Boston metro area and in surrounding communities. The NWHL’s teams are scheduled to play at two locations: New England Sport Center (NESC) at 121 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough, MA, and Lake (Charles J Buffone Arena) at 284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA.

Friday, July 24th:
at NESC Rink 3
12:00PM NWHL 1 vs. No Regretzkies
01:20PM NWHL 3 vs. GEK
02:40PM NWHL 2 vs. Bud Heavy
06:40PM NWHL 1 vs. Seahawks
08:00PM NWHL 3 vs. Eagles (Layo)
09:20PM NWHL 2 vs. PURP

Saturday, July 25th:
at Lake
11:10AM NWHL 1 vs. Goal Diggers
12:30PM NWHL 2 vs. NAHA
01:50PM NWHL 3 vs. Healthy Scratches
08:00 Playoffs commence at multiple venues, schedule TBA.

Sunday, July 26th:
Playoffs continue and conclude, schedule TBA, but looks like these will all be at NESC.


The rosters for the three teams representing the NWHL in the Beantown Classic are also available on the Beantown Classic website. Below the cut, some familiar names and some fresh ones…

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Mid-Week Link Roundup: Shannon Miller’s firing, sexism in sport, and #GrowingTheGame

Shannon Miller’s Firing

Myers’s piece is especially disingenuous because he treats men’s and women’s hockey like equal things when they’re not. Do you know why a men’s coach might have a different reaction to being fired than a women’s coach? Because those firings mean completely different things in those separate worlds.

  • Angelica, who occasionally writes for this blog, covered the firing and the possibly discriminatory nature for Hockey Wilderness as well.

Sexism in Sports!

[I] realized that, outside of TV sideline reporters, I couldn’t name one prominent female sports journalist other than Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post (who has been profiled in Quill’s “Ten” feature). Is it a pipeline problem? Are women really not interested in going into this field? Is the field inhospitable now, in 2015?

  • As women’s hockey fans, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the phenomenon where, when women’s hockey has commentary, it’s more often than not commentary on what all these amazingly talented women’s brothers are doing in the NHL/college hockey/etc. (Thank you CWHL announcing, which for the vast majority of the time manages to avoid this!) A similar phenomenon is how different the kind of questions women athletes are asked compared to their male counterparts. Derrick Clifton wrote a piece for about how absurd it would sound if male athletes were asked the same question as women. I wasn’t unfamiliar with this, and his piece was still incredibly striking.
    [Derrick Clifton/]
    [Derrick Clifton/] Not an unfamilar question to women’s hockey fans, right?



CWHL Videos!

A couple nice videos to send you on your way after wading through all that sexism stuff!

2014 Women’s Beanpot: Where To Watch

women's beanpot

It’s time for the 2014 Women’s Beanpot, which this year is streaming on NESN! The stream is here. There are two games tonight, Boston College v Harvard at 5 and Boston University v Northeastern at 8. Games are today and the 11th, with the consolation and championship games being on the 11th. You can get more info here. Go forth and watch! It’s a fun event.