Pro women hockey players form union in step toward league

Sports 05/20/19, 12:35

More than 200 of the world's top women's hockey players have formed a union, saying they must "stand together" if there is to be a sustainable professional league.The Professional Women's Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a "single, viable women's ...

Update: Pegula, NWHL announce Beauts oversight change

Hockey 05/08/19, 13:58

The Latest on the ownership and control of the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts women's hockey team (all times local):1:45 p.m.The owner of the Buffalo Beauts has given control of the team back to the National Women's Hockey League in a move that could further jeopardize the future of the only remaining ...

Source: Pegula relinquishes control of NWHL Buffalo team

Sports 05/08/19, 12:58

A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the owner of the Buffalo Beauts has given up control of the National Women's Hockey League franchise.The move could further jeopardize the league's future as it struggles to keep its five franchises afloat without the support of the ...

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 ...

Canada beats Russia 5-1 at women’s hockey worlds in Finland

Sports 04/08/19, 15:22

Natalie Spooner scored a hat trick for Canada in a costly 5-1 win over Russia on Monday at the women's world hockey championship.Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin reinjured her left knee late in the first period. She limped to the dressing room and did not return.Spooner also assisted on Blayre Turnbull ...

US edges Canada 3-2 in women’s hockey worlds in Finland

Sports 04/06/19, 16:20

Annie Pankowski scored the winning goal on a second-period power play Saturday, leading the United States to a 3-2 victory over Canada at the women's world hockey championships.Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield also scored for the Americans while goalie made Alex Rigsby made 31 saves. Pankowksi put a slap ...

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 ...

Wisconsin wins 5th NCAA women’s hockey title

Hockey 03/24/19, 16:36

Senior captains Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski each scored, and Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA women's hockey championship with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.Kristen Campbell, named the most outstanding player, pitched her 11th shutout of the season, including a victory over two-time defending champion Clarkson in the Frozen ...

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 ...

US wins 4 Nations Cup, beating Canada 5-2

Hockey 11/11/18, 00:53

Hilary Knight scored twice and the U.S. women's hockey team beat Canada 5-2 on Saturday night to win the fourth straight Four Nations Cup title and ninth overall.Holders of the world and Olympic titles, the Americans reinforced their status as the No. 1 team in the world by beating their ...

US beats Sweden, cruises into 4 Nations Cup title game

Sports 11/10/18, 00:27

Sydney Brodt, Melissa Samoskevich and Hannah Brandt scored in the first period and the U.S. women's hockey team beat Sweden 5-1 on Friday to cruise into the Four Nations Cup title game.The United States will face Canada in the championship game Saturday night. The U.S. finished the preliminary round 3-0, ...

Brodt lifts US women past Canada in 4 Nations

Hockey 11/07/18, 23:43

Sydney Brodt scored with 1:38 left to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Canada on Wednesday night in the Four Nations Cup, the first meeting between the women's hockey powers since the Americans' shootout victory in February in the Olympic final.U.S. goaltender Alex Rigsby stops a shot from ...

US women open Four Nations defense with 5-1 win over Finland

Hockey 11/06/18, 18:45

Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight and Dani Cameranesi each had a goal and an assist to help the U.S. women's hockey team beat Finland 5-1 on Tuesday to open its defense of the Four Nations Cup.It was the first game for the Americans since topping Canada 3-2 in a shootout to ...

Hockey’s Rooney, Nordic skiing’s Masters earn WSF awards

Hockey 10/18/18, 10:44

U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney and Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters have been selected Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.Rooney made the winning save in the gold-medal shootout against Canada at the Olympics in South Korea. The victory ended Canada's streak of four straight Olympic women's hockey titles.In ...

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