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    Pro women’s hockey league to hold playoffs in Florida

    02/10/2022 Hockey NWHL Professional
    JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer
    Pro women’s hockey league to hold playoffs in Florida

    The Premier Hockey Federation’s Isobel Cup playoffs will be held in Florida, the women’s professional hockey league announced on Wednesday. The six-team playoffs will be played at the AdventHealth Center Ice complex near Tampa, and held from March 25 to 28. The format will feature the bottom four teams playing a preliminary round game, with […]

    Women’s hockey league to increase salary cap and add 2 teams

    01/18/2022 Hockey NWHL Professional
    JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer
    Women’s hockey league to increase salary cap and add 2 teams

    The Premier Hockey Federation is more than doubling each teams’ salary cap to $750,000 and adding two expansion franchises next season in a bid to capitalize on the wave of attention women’s hockey traditionally enjoys following the Winter Olympics. The PHF’s announcement on Tuesday of its board of governors’ commitment to invest more than $25 […]

    Women’s hockey league shifts All-Star Showcase to Buffalo

    01/12/2022 Hockey NWHL Professional
    Associated Press
    Women’s hockey league shifts All-Star Showcase to Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Premier Hockey Federation is shifting its 2022 All-Star Showcase to Buffalo, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto, which would have severely limited the number of fans being able to attend. The All-Star Showcase is still scheduled to be played on Jan. 29, the league announced Wednesday. […]

    PHF head: `Time is now’ for women’s hockey groups to unite

    11/05/2021 Hockey NWHL Professional Boston Pride
    JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer
    PHF head: `Time is now’ for women’s hockey groups to unite

    Tyler Tumminia placed the onus on the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association to resolve its differences with her Premier Hockey Federation in hopes of finally establishing a single women’s pro league in North America. And the commissioner of the rebranded U.S.-based federation on Friday said time is running short on reaching a deal if the […]

    PHF strikes women’s hockey streaming deal with ESPN+

    10/21/2021 Hockey NWHL Professional
    Associated Press
    PHF strikes women’s hockey streaming deal with ESPN+

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Premier Hockey Federation has reached an agreement to make ESPN+ the exclusive home for watching games in this U.S. this season, a major step forward for the women’s hockey league in putting all of its games on a single platform. The deal covers 60 regular-season games for the newly renamed […]

    NWHL rebrands to Premier Hockey Federation entering 7th year

    09/07/2021 Hockey NWHL Professional
    JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer
    NWHL rebrands to Premier Hockey Federation entering 7th year

    The National Women’s Hockey League is history. Welcome, Premier Hockey Federation. North America’s first women’s professional hockey league to pay players a salary is adopting the new title on Tuesday as part of a rebranding to reflect sweeping changes made to its management structure, coupled with an influx of private ownership entering its seventh season. […]

    Knight sets women’s world hockey scoring record in US win

    08/24/2021 Hockey NWHL Professional
    Associated Press
    Knight sets women’s world hockey scoring record in US win

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Hilary Knight became the all-time scoring leader in women’s world hockey championship history Tuesday with her 45th goal as the United States beat Russia 6-0. Knight passed former U.S. star Cammi Granato with a goal at 3:17 of the second period. The 32-year-old split two defenders with a cutback to find […]

    Women’s hockey calendar grows; worlds likely for summer 2022

    08/23/2021 Hockey NWHL Professional
    Associated Press
    Women’s hockey calendar grows; worlds likely for summer 2022

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation is expected to add a women’s world hockey championship next summer, which will put it in the same calendar year as the Beijing Winter Olympics. The men play a world championship in an Olympic year but the women currently don’t. “It was the only championship program […]

    Women’s world hockey championship drops puck after delay

    08/18/2021 Hockey NWHL Professional
    Associated Press
    Women’s world hockey championship drops puck after delay

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The puck drops Friday on a women’s world hockey championship more than two years after the last one. Who’s counting? American forward Kendall Coyne Schofield is, for one. “The pinnacle of women’s hockey hasn’t been showcased in 859 days,” Schofield told The Canadian Press. “That’s why it’s important that we’re here.” […]

    3-time U.S. Olympic hockey medalist Kacey Bellamy retires

    05/18/2021 Hockey NWHL Amateur
    TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer
    3-time U.S. Olympic hockey medalist Kacey Bellamy retires

    Kacey Bellamey, a three-time Olympian who helped the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the 2018 Winter Games, announced her retirement Tuesday. Bellamy, who turned 34 in April, was a 15-year veteran with the U.S. women’s national team. “Hockey has given me the most incredible memories, and as tough of a decision […]

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    Marquette commit Zaide Lowery quickly emerging as one of top talents in Missouri

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    Zaide Lowery didn’t begin playing basketball seriously until eighth grade, but he became a state…