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USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey Festival keeps growing stronger

Event in Florida extended to two weekends for first time; sled competition starts Thursday

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. -- Hugo Medina didn't like losing a semifinal tournament game over the weekend, but the goalie enjoyed the camaraderie of playing against teams of fellow wounded veterans.

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Isles Inspire Next Generation Of Women Players At Girls Hockey Day

Isles host on-ice clinics for female hockey players with help of US Women's National Team

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha /

Long before Kendall Coyne-Schofield was captain of the US women's national team and breaking barriers at the NHL all-star game, she was an ambitious young girl hoping to break into hockey. 

Carrying that experience with her, the 26-year-old recognized the importance of the New York Islanders hosting a Girls Hockey Day on Saturday, as well as the impact having the national team on hand. 

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Hockey Is For Everyone

ACHA seeks to lose 'club hockey' label at Texas tournament

Men's, women's national championships underway for growing collegiate association

by William Douglas @williamdouglas / Staff Writer

McKendree University goalie Jazmin Malinowski gives people the side eye when they dismiss her team and others like it as playing glorified beer-league hockey.

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Gender Equality Month

Black Girl Hockey Club growing in numbers, impact

Group with more than 200 members going to games, making difference in community

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- To Renee Hess, the next step for the Black Girl Hockey Club was a natural one.

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Rheaume's impact on women's hockey still being felt

Goalie became first female to play in NHL game more than 26 years ago

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / Staff Writer

When Lyndsey Fry was a little girl, she would make the same wish each year on her birthday: become the first woman to play in the NHL.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

What Gender Equality Month means to me: Blake Bolden

First black player in NWHL on her start in game, bright future for women's hockey

by Blake Bolden / Special to

Blake Bolden is a professional women's hockey player who became the first black player in the National Women's Hockey League. She has won championships in the NWHL, with the Boston Pride, and the Canadian Women's Hockey League, with the Boston Blades. She currently plays for the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL. Bolden played four seasons for Boston College, and was named captain of the team in 2012-2013.

The defenseman had 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) this regular season for the Beauts, who were defeated by the Minnesota Whitecaps in the Isobel Cup Final on Sunday.

Here, Bolden talks about her start in hockey and what Gender Equality Month means to her.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

United Arab Emirates women's team gives back to community in trip to U.S

Visits Washington, New York, Boston; helps Special Olympics World Games in home country

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Fatima Al Ali tried to contain her emotions while taking in all that was going on around her on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Feb. 4.

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Gender Equality Month

Parker to make Bruins history as first woman PA announcer

Veteran Boston TV host will fill in against Blue Jackets

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- When the first announcement comes over the PA at TD Garden on Saturday, it might sound a little different than usual. That's because it will be veteran Boston TV host and reporter Jayme Parker's voice booming over the public address system -- and because she's a woman.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Michelle Picard

Captain of NWHL Riveters on growing up with Olympic dreams, being role model

by Mike. G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / Staff Writer's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features Metropolitan Riveters captain and former U.S Women's National Ice Hockey Team member Michelle Picard.

Photos courtesy Troy Parla/NWHL

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Press Release

NHL, NHLPA establish Female Hockey Advisory Committee

Commitment to growing sport for women, girls launches during Gender Equality Month

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Female Role Models in Hockey

The importance of female role models in hockey

Members of the US and Canada Women’s National Teams discuss the importance of young girls seeing women competing at hockey's highest levels

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NEW YORK/TORONTO - Today, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) announced the establishment of the NHL & NHLPA Female Hockey Advisory Committee, dedicated to accelerating the growth of female hockey in North America while also ensuring more women and girls have the opportunity to experience the benefits that hockey offers. The new initiative launches during the first-ever Gender Equality Month campaign, part of an expanded effort to celebrate Hockey Is For Everyone year-round. 

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