The National Women's Hockey League is increasing salaries, offering a 50-50 split of sponsor-related revenues and improved benefits in an agreement reached with its players' association.
More than 200 of the world's top women's hockey players have formed a union, saying they must "stand together" if there is to be a sustainable professional league.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kim Pegula's desire to grow women's professional hockey will no longer involve a relationship with North America's remaining professional league.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the ownership and control of the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts women's hockey team (all times local):
Meghan Duggan need only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women's hockey league might look like.
The NBA did it with the WNBA. Soccer leagues in Europe and the U.S....
Hilary Knight would rather risk missing a year of playing meaningful hockey than settle for the status quo.
The star American forward is among more than 200 of the world's top female players...
More than 200 female hockey players announced Thursday they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The...
The Latest on women's hockey players announcing boycott in demand for one league (all times Eastern):
The National Women's Hockey League is moving ahead with plans to open its...
Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season.
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Natalie Spooner scored a hat trick for Canada in a costly 5-1 victory over Russia on Monday at the women's world hockey championship.
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Annie Pankowski scored the winning goal on a second-period power play Saturday, leading the United States to a 3-2 victory over Canada at the women's world hockey...
Russia tops Switzerland 2-1 at women’s hockey worlds
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Russia defeated Switzerland 2-1 at the women's world hockey championship Friday, with Olga Sosina scoring on a power play with 36.8 seconds remaining.
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Hilary Knight put the U.S. ahead during a five-goal third period Thursday, rallying the Americans past host Finland 6-2 on opening day of the women's world hockey...
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Some of the top women's hockey players in the world are vowing to use their voices to shape the future of the sport in North America after the six-team Canadian Women's...
The National Women's Hockey League is moving swiftly to expand to Toronto and Montreal following the demise of its Canadian-based rival.
NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan told The Associated...
Canadian Women’s Hockey League going out of business
The Canadian Women's Hockey League's abrupt decision to cease operations leaves North America with one pro league, and opens questions regarding the future of the women's sport on both sides of...
Wisconsin wins 5th NCAA women’s hockey title
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Senior captains Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski each scored, and Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA women's hockey championship with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on...
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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Nicole Schammel scored off a rebound midway through the second period and goalie Alex Gulstene made it stand, lifting Minnesota over Cornell 2-0 Friday to earn a spot in the...
NHL Network hires Coyne Schofield as studio analyst
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL Network has hired women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield as a studio analyst.
Coyne Schofield will make her debut March 4. The network announced the hire...
4 women’s hockey players suspended at UMaine
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine says four members of the women's ice hockey team have been suspended.
Spokeswoman Margaret Nagle says they were suspended indefinitely "for...
Ex-college hockey coach’s court-ordered award now $4.2M
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth.
A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to the former coach to about $4.2 million.
NWHL All-Star captain’s hope for future? Combined league
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a day the NWHL wanted to keep the focus on its All-Star celebrations and a record crowd for a professional women's hockey game in the United States, Lee Stecklein couldn't help but look beyond to what the future might hold.
It was a vision of one combined league, as opposed to the current reality of splitting the best women in the world between two competing North American leagues: The U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League and the Canadian Women's Hockey League.
Coyne Schofield defends McGuire after awkward interaction
Women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield said Thursday she doesn't believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction this week.
Women’s star Coyne Schofield shines at NHL All-Star weekend
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd.
The U.S. women's hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time competitive with the top skaters in the men's game in a barrier-breaking moment for women's hockey.
US, Canada women to renew hockey rivalry in February
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The United States and Canada are renewing the top rivalry in women's hockey with a three-game series in February.
USA Hockey and Hockey Canada announced Thursday the only countries to win Olympic titles will play three games between Feb. 12 and 17.
The first two games are in Canada — Feb. 12 in London, Ontario, and Feb. 14 in Toronto. The third game is Feb. 17 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Coyotes hire Olympian Lyndsey Fry for adviser’s role
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired former Olympian Lyndsey Fry as a special adviser to team President and CEO Ahron Cohen.
The 26-year-old Fry, who grew up in Chandler, Arizona, will also be a brand ambassador for the NHL club.
Fry helped the U.S. women's hockey team win a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She also was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 2013 world championships.
US wins 4 Nations Cup, beating Canada 5-2
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Hilary Knight scored twice and the U.S. women's hockey team beat Canada 5-2 on Saturday night to win the fourth straight Four Nations Cup title and ninth overall.
Holders of the world and Olympic titles, the Americans reinforced their status as the No. 1 team in the world by beating their archrivals on home ice at the SaskTel Centre for the second time this week. The last time Canada beat the U.S. in a tournament final was the 2014 Four Nations in British Columbia.
US beats Sweden, cruises into 4 Nations Cup title game
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sydney Brodt, Melissa Samoskevich and Hannah Brandt scored in the first period and the U.S. women's hockey team beat Sweden 5-1 on Friday to cruise into the Four Nations Cup title game.
The United States will face Canada in the championship game Saturday night. The U.S. finished the preliminary round 3-0, opening with a 5-1 victory over Finland on Tuesday and beating Canada 2-1 on Wednesday night on Brodt's late goal.
Brodt lifts US women past Canada in 4 Nations
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sydney Brodt scored with 1:38 left to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Canada on Wednesday night in the Four Nations Cup, the first meeting between the women's hockey powers since the Americans' shootout victory in February in the Olympic final.
Brodt beat goalie Shannon Szabados when a rebound deflected off the American's midsection.
US women open Four Nations defense with 5-1 win over Finland
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight and Dani Cameranesi each had a goal and an assist to help the U.S. women's hockey team beat Finland 5-1 on Tuesday to open its defense of the Four Nations Cup.
It was the first game for the Americans since topping Canada 3-2 in a shootout to win Olympic gold in February. The U.S. had lost in four straight gold medal games against Canada since winning the first Olympic women's hockey tournament in 1998.
Hockey’s Rooney, Nordic skiing’s Masters earn WSF awards
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney and Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters have been selected Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.
South African track star Caster Semenya received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the Salute to Women in Sports.
Rooney made the winning save in the gold-medal shootout against Canada at the Olympics in South Korea. The victory ended Canada's streak of four straight Olympic women's hockey titles.
APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’
Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women's Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective.
"One league is inevitable," Rylan wrote in an email to The Associated Press, her strongest statement regarding a potential merger with the rival Canadian Women's Hockey League.
First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families
Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson.
Hockey player Meghan Duggan marries former Canadian rival
Love is in the air, and on the ice.
American forward Meghan Duggan and former Canadian women's hockey team forward Gillian Apps married last weekend in Pownal, Maine. Duggan called this on Instagram the "most incredible day of my entire life."
The U.S. Olympic Committee tweeted a picture of the couple, saying "True love overcomes even the largest of rivalries." The Canadian Olympic Committee added on Twitter: "From competitors on the ice to partners for life."
Canadian women’s hockey star joins Maple Leafs’ front office
TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser, one of the top players in women's hockey history, joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office on Thursday.
The longtime star of Canada's national team is the NHL club's new assistant director of player development.
US Olympian Pfalzer returns to NWHL Beauts for 3rd season
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Olympic team defenseman Emily Pfalzer is returning to play for her hometown National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts for a third season.
The Beauts announced they agreed to terms with their captain on Thursday in what becomes the team's latest high-profile addition. She joins a Buffalo team that includes Canadian Olympic team goalie Shannon Szabados as well as U.S. Olympians in goalie Nicole Hensley and forward Dani Cameranesi.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The interim commissioner of the Canadian Women's Hockey League says finding a way to unite the CWHL and the U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League into one premier North American women's hockey league is a priority for her.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and the U.S. women's hockey team were honored Tuesday night at the Sports Humanitarian Awards.
Durant won the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the U.S. women won the team award, and the WWE won the League Leadership Award at the fourth annual ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.
The awards recognize those who use the power of sports to make a positive impact on society.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Having already blazed a trail in men's professional hockey, three-time Canadian Olympic team goalie Shannon Szabados will continue her career by finally giving the women's pro game a try.
Putting aside thoughts of retiring, Szabados cited opportunity and proximity as reasons she signed with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time Canadian National Olympic team goaltender Shannon Szabados has agreed to sign with the U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts.
Szabados won a silver medal and was the Olympic tournament's top goalie after allowing four goals in three games at the Winter Olympics in February. She has an 8-1 record in the winter games, and also won gold medals in 2010 and '14.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Former Minnesota-Duluth coach Shannon Miller is returning to coaching with the Canadian Women's Hockey League's Calgary Inferno.
The Inferno announced the move Saturday.
"This will feel a bit like coming home," said Miller, a Calgary police officer in the 1990s.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Eleven former University of North Dakota women's hockey players have filed a discrimination lawsuit seeking to reinstate the program that was cut 15 months ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — Women's sports leagues are banding together with a new initiative, SheIS.
Eight leagues, including the WNBA, U.S. Tennis Association, Women's Pro Fastpitch League and Canadian Women's Hockey, will try to help each other increase resources, viewership and attendance.
Athletic Board approves contract extension for Greg Gard, other Wisconsin Badgers coaches
Four head coaches of University of Wisconsin winter sports had contract extensions approved Friday by the UW Athletic Board.
Greg Gard (men's basketball), Jonathan Tsipis (women's basketball), Tony Granato (men's hockey) and Mark Johnson (women's hockey) had the expiration dates of their five-year contracts moved back to the end of the 2022-23 season.
Three of the coaches had losing seasons with the Badgers in 2017-18.
Wisconsin Badgers co-captain Claudia Kepler of Verona signs with Swedish team
Verona native Claudia Kepler, who co-captained the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team last season, will play professionally in Sweden.
Kepler has signed a one-year contract to play for HV71, the team announced Friday.
Latrobe’s Mira Rolin set to join new hockey program at Concordia-Ann Arbor
Latrobe senior Mira Rolin will be getting in on the ground floor as a member of the Concordia Ann Arbor women's hockey team.
Rolin plans to commit soon to play for the Cardinals in their inaugural season in 2018-19.
"The opportunity to start with a new team and meet new players from all around the country will be exciting," she said.
Detroit — Every four years, the women's ice-hockey teams from the United States and Canada provide some of the most exciting moments of the Winter Olympics.
The World Championships played between the two teams, under the auspices of the International Ice Hockey Federation, are also battles between the two powerhouses in women's ice hockey and much anticipated by their fans throughout the year.
Wisconsin Badgers lead country in women’s hockey in attendance in 2017-18, but ticket usage drops
The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team led the country in announced attendance in the 2017-18 season, and it wasn't particularly close.
But the Badgers actually saw a decrease in the number of spectators in LaBahn Arena for their games.
The number of tickets sold or distributed for a game determines the announced attendance, and in that measure the Badgers averaged 2,265 per game.