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NWHL Rookie Of The Year 2016/17

With the NWHL having only just completed its second season, “rookie” is a loose term to use. Many of these players have plenty of hockey experience under their belt, having competed at world championships and seen ice time in the CWHL. Having said that, it is still their first season in the NWHL, so it seems only fitting that there be an award for Best Rookie of the Year.

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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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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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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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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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4th February NWHL Roundup – Kessel v Steadman

This was the final week of games before the all-star game hits Pittsburgh. With the announcement of a shorter season to give the players a chance to play for their respective countries in the IIHF World Cup, points in the standings are becoming a rare commodity. For New York and Buffalo as they continue their tightly contested battle for 2nd place, every point counts.

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27th-29th NWHL Roundup – Goals Galore

It was a busy weekend for the Whale and Rivs as they both had two games in three days. With Boston well out in front, the battle for second place is still tightly contested, with any three of the remaining teams in with shot of claiming home ice. This weekend certainly didn’t disappoint- 32 goals were scored in total across just three games. This will be one weekend for the goalies to forget.

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21st January NWHL Roundup – Heartbreak For NY As Boston Roll On

With the Whale and the Beauts given a week off, all eyes were turned to the top of the table clash between Boston and New York. Both sides had been undefeated in 2017 before the puck dropped, but only one streak could continue. The match saw the return of the NWHL’s highest paid player, Amanda Kessel, who has missed the majority of the season due to injury.

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14/15th January NWHL Roundup – Goalies Win Games

Following the announcement of the All-Star rosters, the players had to turn their attention back to the business of hockey. It was one for the goalies this week as both Boston and New York recorded shutouts. Boston cemented their number one spot at the table, while the Whale slid to the bottom of the pile following their third straight loss.

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