- We’re waiting for some clarification, but if you’re going to the CWHL All-Star Game, you might want to double-check the page with ticketing information— it looks like the event now requires a ticket, whereas before the RSVP was just for a headcount.
#CWHLASG14 now a free, ticketed event. Fans who already RSVP’d received an email today. Follow the link to get your reserved seats.
— CWHL Insider (@cwhl_insider) December 2, 2014
- Nicole Haase, who normally covers the Badger’s women’s hockey team over at Bucky’s 5th Quarter, had a piece over at USCHO about Madison senior Brittany Ammerman’s work to secure funding for the budding Nikumbuke Women’s Soccer League in Kenya. Check out her article– the league is a particularly inspiring example of the impact sport can have on women’s lives. Ammerman’s efforts to secure funding for these women and help to organize the league (on top of her schedule as an NCAA athlete at a top ranked program in her final year of a pre-med degree) are such that, honestly, I’m a little in awe. You can see Ammerman’s Indiegogo campaign here.
- The Canadian Olympic committee unveiled a new initative aimed at combating anti-LGBT bias in sport. It’s a pretty impressively comprehensive program– they’re doing school visits, COC is partnering with Eagle Canada and You Can Play to educate both LGBT and non-LGBT athletes on LGBT issues, and the COC will be changing the language of their policies to be more LGBT-friendly, for just the quick hits. Particularly in the wake of the concern over Russia’s homophobic laws and Sochi, it’s a heartening thing to see happening.
— Tessa Bonhomme (@Tessab25) December 2, 2014
- USA Hockey announced their 22-player roster for the 2015 U-18 Women’s World Championships! They’re taking 7 defense, 13 forwards, and 2 goalies, from 10 different states. Minnesota, no surprise, has the most with 7, followed by Massachusetts and Illinois. All games will be streamed live and will be available on FastHockey.
- And now, a tiny Hilary Knight spam:
First off, CJ of Power Play with CJ did an interview with Knight–
Dewar’s, the scotch company, appear to have picked up Knight as one of the faces of their brand, and as such put out a profile of her– she mostly talks about her work with the Olympic team and her various charity work, but still pretty interesting.
Finally, looks like Knight’s selling some neat t-shirts and signed posters of her– check it out over at blixknight.com.