Women's hockey

Colorado Avalanche's Ian Cole (28) celebrates his goal with Mark Barberio (44) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 07, 2019 - 10:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — No matter how well the Boston Bruins are playing at home, it doesn’t seem to matter when the Colorado Avalanche come to town. Ian Cole scored his first goal of season in his 500th career NHL game, backup goalie Pavel Francouz stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief and the Avalanche...
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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a game-winning goal on a breakaway against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Boston. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 05, 2019 - 10:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins haven't lost in regulation at home yet, and there they were trailing the Blackhawks 3-0 in the third period — Boston's first three-goal deficit of the season. “Digging the hole 2-0, letting them score (17) seconds into the third," Bruins forward David Backes said. “It's not...
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In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, photo, Alexandra Carpenter goes through drills while playing with the U.S. Women's National hockey team in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa., ahead of scheduled exhibition games against Canada. Carpenter, college hockey's top player in 2015 and daughter of former NHL star Bobby Carpenter, is also leading Russia's Women's Hockey League in scoring while playing for the Chinese-based Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 21, 2019 - 2:32 am
Once Bobby Carpenter's flight from Beijing touched down in Boston, he raced to the Lawrence Larsen Rink in nearby Winthrop, Massachusetts, to catch his daughter's Canadian Women's Hockey League game. Time was of the essence because, immediately following the game, Alex Carpenter was boarding a...
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November 14, 2019 - 4:36 pm
The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday it had added enough financial backing after a two-month capital campaign to ensure its viability beyond its fifth season this year. The league declined to reveal specifics in noting its number of private investors has grown beyond 20 with the...
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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, Kendall Coyne-Schofield, a member of the U.S. Women's National hockey team, goes through drills during their practice in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. While the WNBA continues to grow and women's professional soccer is capitalizing off a World Cup bump, women's hockey remains at a standstill with top players opting not to play professionally in North America in hopes of eventually creating a sustainable league with salaries that allow them to focus on their game and not just getting by. "For me, my clock is ticking," Schofield said. "But if I can leave this game better than it was, that's what's most important." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 10, 2019 - 11:45 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hilary Knight has a gold medal. What she would like is a full-time job. Not just for her. For the other 200-plus members of the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association too. One that pays all of them well enough to simply go play instead of forcing most to find side gigs...
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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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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 - 3:52 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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