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NWHL 2017 Draft Recap By The Numbers

Twenty more players joined the ever growing list of players who have been drafted by an NWHL team last night following the conclusion of the 2017 draft. Here’s how the numbers looked once the four teams had made their selections…

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NWHL Free Agency: Who’s Going Where For The 2017/18 Season

With the offseason now in full swing and free agency open, there’s plenty of movement around the league. Here I will take a look at some of the biggest signings and roster news so far.

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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 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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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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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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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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