Women’s players hope NHL steps in to create new league

Sports 05/03/19, 01:31

Meghan Duggan need only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women's hockey league might look like.The NBA did it with the WNBA. Soccer leagues in Europe and the U.S. have done it. And that was enough for the 2018 U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning captain and more ...

Update: Coyne Schofield says NWHL isn’t long-term option

Hockey 05/02/19, 10:26

The Latest on women's hockey players announcing boycott in demand for one league (all times Eastern):11:15 a.m.U.S. star Kendall Coye Schofield tells The Associated Press that the National Women's Hockey League has repeatedly shown it is not a viable, long-term option for players.Coyne Schofield and more than 200 other players ...

Women’s hockey stars announce boycott in demand for 1 league

Sports 05/02/19, 10:14

Unhappy with the status quo, more than 200 of the world's top female hockey players declared Thursday they will not compete in North America next season in a dramatic attempt to establish a single, economically viable professional league.The players announced their decision in a joint statement released to The Associated ...

Players demand say in women’s hockey future after CWHL folds

Sports 04/18/19, 17:24

Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season.Yes, the star forward intends on playing professionally in October. The only question Knight can't answer is where."Yeah, exactly," she told The Associated ...

Canadian Women’s Hockey League going out of business

Sports 03/31/19, 15:52

The Canadian Women's Hockey League's abrupt decision to cease operations leaves North America with one pro league, and opens questions regarding the future of the women's sport on both sides of the border."Unfortunately, while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable," the CWHL ...

NWHL All-Star captain’s hope for future? Combined league

Hockey 02/10/19, 19:11

On a day the NWHL wanted to keep the focus on its All-Star celebrations and a record crowd for a professional women's hockey game in the United States, Lee Stecklein couldn't help but look beyond to what the future could be.One combined league for women to hone their games and ...

Coyne Schofield defends McGuire after awkward interaction

Sports 01/31/19, 16:32

Women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield says she doesn't believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction.McGuire was criticized on social media for telling Coyne Schofield which sides the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning were on during their broadcast of ...

McDavid wins 3rd straight All-Star fastest skater race

Hockey 01/25/19, 23:52

Edmonton's Connor McDavid won the NHL's fastest skater competition for the third straight year, beating out U.S. women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield and six other All-Stars.The other winners in the NHL All-Star skills competition Friday night were Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau in the puck control contest, the New York Rangers ...

Canadian goalie Szabados takes move to NWHL in stride

Sports 11/10/18, 12:42

Two-time Olympic medalist Shannon Szabados is used to facing shots in men's leagues this time of year. Now, the veteran goaltender is perfectly happy competing in the Four Nations Cup and for Buffalo in the women's pro league."I loved my time playing men's hockey," Szabados said. "I don't know at ...

North Dakota blanks Wisconsin Badgers in men’s hockey

Hockey 11/04/18, 08:36

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It has been nearly a year since the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team won the opening game of a weekend road series.The 16th-ranked Badgers did little Friday to help change that fact in rival North Dakota’s charged environment.Hurt by defensive-zone turnovers and outworked, UW suffered ...

For starters, Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey defensemen were a big plus

Hockey 10/17/18, 23:37

Neither Wyatt Kalynuk nor Tyler Inamoto could remember ever seeing one of their game stat lines include a plus-5 notation.It hasn’t happened for a while with the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team, either.Kalynuk and Inamoto, sophomore defense partners, were on the ice for five even-strength UW goals and no ...

Commish: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’

Hockey 10/17/18, 11:19

Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women's Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective."One league is inevitable," Rylan wrote in an email to The Associated Press, her ...

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