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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 Best Offensive Defensive Player 2016/17

Next up in my OTBL Awards for the NWHL’s regular season is the best ‘Offensive Defensive Player’. This is an award that looks for the players from the blue line who can add a bit of firepower along with their defensive duties. First of all I will be considering their production numbers, but will also take into account the line mates that they have been playing with, along with their contribution to the power play.
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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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