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NWHL Semi Final New York v Buffalo – Keys To The Game

The second semi-final is fast approaching and with it, crunch time for the New York Riveters and Buffalo Beauts. The two teams have developed a fierce rivalry this season as they battled over the number two seeding, and with it home ice advantage. The series was split 3 wins for each, but with Buffalo making the trip to the Riveters’ home in Newark, New York will be hoping the home ice will propel them to their first Isobel Cup Final.

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NWHL Semi Final Boston v Connecticut – Keys To The Game

It’s finally that time, playoff hockey, and there is nothing quite like it. The first puck drop for the first semi-final will be tomorrow at 7.30pm EST as the heavy Isobel Cup favourites, the Boston Pride, will face this years’ underdog, the Connecticut Whale. Here is what each team needs to do to make it to Sunday’s final.

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12th March NWHL Roundup – New York End Boston’s Streak

This weekend saw the final two games of the 2016/17 regular season, and what a weekend it was. The number 2 seeds, the New York Riveters, had one last chance to deny Boston the perfect season after coming close many times before. Meanwhile, the showdown between the Whale and Beauts would decide who would clinch the number three seed and avoid Boston in the semi-finals.

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New York Riveters: From Zero To Almost Hero

Last year the New York Riveters were at the bottom of the standings, having managed just four wins during the course of the season, and were swept by the Boston Pride in the Isobel Cup playoffs. Jump forward to the present day, and they have secured the second seed and have a winning record, but what has changed in the past year for such a drastic turn around?

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International Women’s Day: 3 Ways The NWHL Is Fighting For Women

It’s International Women’s , a great opportunity to take a look at all the work that the NWHL has done to promote women’s rights and fight for equality on and off the ice. Here I take a look at three ways that players from the NWHL are addressing these issues as they continue to make history…

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4/5th March NWHL Roundup – Boston Dominate

Boston were at home playing back to back games this weekend, looking to maintain a perfect record. Meanwhile, the Rivs were hoping to cause an upset in what could easily be the matchup for the Isobel Trophy Final, and Buffalo were hoping to gain any points to help them lift themselves further above the Whale.

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24/26th February NWHL Roundup – A Whale Of A Time

With Connecticut playing two games this weekend it was going to be make or break to see if the team could get their act together and make a push to overtake Buffalo in the standings. Meanwhile, NY would look on hoping for a Buffalo loss, as that would secure them the #2 seed.

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18/19th February NWHL Roundup – The Greatest Comeback

With the All-Stars back from their trip to Pittsburgh, all eyes are now on the fast approaching playoffs. With the final stretch now underway, the battle to secure home ice and avoid meeting Boston until the final is really starting to heat up.

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NWHL Expansion Watch: Pittsburgh

After the excitement of the NWHL’s excursion to the city of Pittsburgh in the shape of its annual All-Star game, I decided to have a closer look at the Steel City determine whether it would be possible for the league to put down some more permanent roots in the form of a team.

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NWHL All-Star 2017 Weekend Roundup

Last weekend saw the stars of the NWHL head to Pittsburgh to show off the best that the league has to offer, and they certainly delivered. The weekend consisted of 28 All-Stars (24 skaters and 4 goalies) from the league’s four teams. The two teams were led by New York Riveter Amanda Kessel and Buffalo Beauts’ Kelley Steadman. Here I have compiled the best videos and photos from social media over the weekend- enjoy!

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