Women's hockey

October 23, 2019 - 1:58 pm
MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted...
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This October 2018 photo provided by the NWHL shows National Women’s Hockey League founder Dani Rylan at TRIA Rink in St. Paul, Minn. Dani Rylan has a blunt message for her detractors in preparing to open her fifth season. To those questioning the league's stability after several franchises lost their local NHL teams' backing, and some of the world’s top players opted to sit out this year, Rylan is defiant by insisting there will be a sixth season next October, a seventh one after that, and so on. "We're not going anywhere. We're just growing," she told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview last month. (Kirsten Burton/NWHL via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 12:13 pm
National Women's Hockey League founder and commissioner Dani Rylan has a blunt message for her detractors in preparing to open her fifth season. "We're not going anywhere. We're just growing," she told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview last month. There are questions about the league...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019 file photo, Minnesota's Taylor Heise (9) controls the puck during the third period in the NCAA Division I women's Frozen Four hockey championship game against Wisconsin in Hamden, Conn. A viable professional hockey league for women is the goal of the current crop of veteran players, and the youngsters who dream of playing the sport professionally when they get older are behind the current efforts being made. Sophomore Taylor Heise of the University of Minnesota, says having them fight for players like her “is amazing.” (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
October 03, 2019 - 1:40 am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Debbie Osborne eased into a seat inside Herb Brooks Arena and stared out at her 17-year-old daughter, Kayle, as a hockey game between the United States and Canada featuring girls under age 18 was set to get under way. A single mother who has a full-time job in the Canadian...
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September 22, 2019 - 12:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The reality of what the new women's pro hockey union was launching didn't resonate with Brianne Jenner until she came out of the locker room and saw the crowd — many of them young girls — in the stands of the 700-seat arena. The leap of faith taken by the Canadian national team...
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September 13, 2019 - 12:07 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players...
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Linesman Kirsten Welsh watches at center ice as Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins players take the ice to prepare to play in the Sabres prospects hockey tournament, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. Welsh is one four female officials selected to be the first women to work as on-ice officials at several prospect tournaments taking place across the country this weekend. The other three other women selected were Katie Guay, Kelly Cooke and Kendall Hanley. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)
September 07, 2019 - 3:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Once the butterflies and adrenalin rush of officiating her first NHL prospects game subsided, Kirsten Welsh woke up Saturday eager to get back on the ice again. Whatever miscues Welsh made and hesitancy showed during her debut at the Buffalo Sabres prospects tournament a day...
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In this image provided by Adidas, Hall of Fame tennis player Billie Jean King, center, poses with hockey players, from left, Canadian Renata Fast, Canadian Rebecca Johnston, American Brianna Decker, King, American Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian Sarah Nurse at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The hockey players are launching what's being called "The Dream Gap Tour," announced by the newly formed Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association on Wednesday, Aug 28. The gap represents the missing link young girls have in their dreams of ever playing professionally. (Samantha Hughey/Adidas via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 11:31 am
Growing up, Kendall Coyne Schofield recalled how her dreams of playing hockey ended at college, or maybe the Winter Games — something the two-time U.S. Olympian forward eventually would achieve. Playing professionally was never part of the equation, which is something Coyne Schofield remembers once...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Erika Grahm (24), of Sweden, fights for control of the puck with South Korea's Choi Jiyeon (10), of the combined Koreas team, during the first period of the classification round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The leading female hockey players in Sweden were refusing to attend a training camp Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland over a pay dispute with the country’s federation. A statement was posted on social media by Sweden player Erika Grahm, saying the action is being taken to “develop and create better conditions” in the national team to show “encouragement and respect” for current and future generations.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 15, 2019 - 7:47 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of...
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August 01, 2019 - 6:00 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Connecticut Senate wants private donors to pick up the cost of UConn's departure from the American Athletic Conference. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano wrote on Wednesday to the school's new president, Tom Katsouleas, urging him to have the UConn...
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Indiana Fever's Erica Wheeler, of Team Wilson, cries as she holds the MVP trophy after winning the honor at the WNBA All-Star basketball game Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2019 - 6:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erica Wheeler hoped to make her All-Star debut an unforgettable one. She certainly did, walking away with the MVP award. Wheeler, who was the first undrafted player to debut in the league since 2003 to earn an All-Star spot, scored 25 points and led Team Wilson to a 129-126 victory...
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