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NWHL Expands To Toronto

NWHL Expands To Toronto

It’s been rumored for weeks now, and on Wednesday it finally became a reality. The NWHL is on its way to Canada. The league officially announced an expansion team in Toronto that will begin play this fall. Johanna Neilson Boynton, CEO and co-Founder of Boynton Brennan Builders, will lead the private ownership group. She is…

Original NWHL’er Elena Orlando Returns To Whale

Original NWHL’er Elena Orlando Returns To Whale

The Connecticut Whale announced the re-signing of veteran defender Elena Orlando on Monday morning. Orlando will enter her sixth season in the league, her fifth with the Whale. She began her NWHL career with the then New York Riveters in 2015. Orlando appeared in 24 games for the Whale in 2019-20, a career-high. She registered…

Metro Riveters Ink Three For 2020-21 Season

Metro Riveters Ink Three For 2020-21 Season

The Metropolitan Riveters have been, by far, the busiest NWHL team this off-season. On Tuesday, they re-signed three more players for the 2020-21 season. Defender Leila Kilduff and forwards Cailey Hutchison and Mallory Rushton signed new contracts with the team. All three were rookies during the 2019-20 season, joining the Riveters from the NCAA ranks. Kilduff appeared…

Lexie Laing Re-Signs With Boston Pride

Lexie Laing Re-Signs With Boston Pride

The Boston Pride have re-signed Lexie Laing for the 2020-21 NWHL season, according to the league. Laing, who was selected 12th overall by the Pride in 2017, has emerged as one of the best two-way forwards in the women’s professional game today. In 24 games in 2019-20, her rookie campaign, Laing collected 27 points (12-15-27)…

Buffalo Beauts Sign Lisa Chesson

Buffalo Beauts Sign Lisa Chesson

Lisa Chesson is heading back to Buffalo. The former Olympian, Isobel Cup Champion and US Women’s National Team member has agreed to a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2020-21 season. It will be her fourth campaign in the NWHL. Chesson finished the 2019-20 season with a NWHL career-high nine points (1-8-9) in 16…

Madison Packer Re-Signs With Riveters

Madison Packer Re-Signs With Riveters

The Metro Riveters are wasting no time putting together their 2020-21 roster. On Friday, the Riveters brought back Madison Packer for a sixth season. Packer is the second-leading scorer in NWHL history. An Isobel Cup Champion in 2018, Packer has the honor of being the top scorer in Riveters franchise history. Packer had a career-high…

Buffalo Beauts Sign Taylor Accursi

Buffalo Beauts Sign Taylor Accursi

The Buffalo Beauts have made their first signing for the 2020-21 NWHL season. The club re-signed leading scoring Taylor Accursi earlier on Thursday. Accursi will be entering her fourth season as a member of the Beauts. She joined the club for the 2017-18 season after turning pro following her college career. Accursi led the Beauts…

Connecticut Whale Sign Brooke Wolejko

Connecticut Whale Sign Brooke Wolejko

The Connecticut Whale have made their first signing for the 2020-21 NWHL season. On Wednesday, the club announced the signing of goaltender Brooke Wolejko. The Connecticut native returns to the Whale for a second season. She finished the 2019-20 season with a record of 2-8-1. That record does not tell the whole story of her…

Metropolitan Riveters Sign Kendall Cornine

Metropolitan Riveters Sign Kendall Cornine

The first signing of the 2020-21 NWHL season is now official. The Metro Riveters inked forward Kendall Cornine to a contract on Thursday morning. Cornine, an all-star this past season, just finished her first season in the NWHL. In 24 games, Cornine scored 24 points (13-11-24). That was good for third on the team in…