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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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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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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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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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Boston Pride: The Team That Forgot How To Lose

It’s been over a year since the Boston Pride felt the sting of defeat. Since the 10th January 2016 they have strung together 23 victories in a row, winning the Isobel Trophy on their way, and are well on route to repeating this success.

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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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