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Krissy Wendell-Pohl Inspiring Women in a New Way as Penguins Scout

The two-time Olympian is just the third woman in the entire NHL to hold a scouting position with an NHL club

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

A two-time Olympian inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame following a prolific playing career at the collegiate level for the University of Minnesota and at the international level for Team USA.

That's just a surface-level look at the incredible resume of Krissy Wendell-Pohl, whose name came up as the Penguins were looking to add another member to their scouting staff. And when Ron Hextall and Chris Pryor starting going through her credentials in detail, they were blown away everything she has accomplished in the sport - which led to Wendell-Pohl joining Pittsburgh's staff as an amateur scout.

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Shannon Webster's Season-Ending Injury Led to Job with Penguins

The Penguins director of youth hockey realized her passion for working in the community during her playing days at Boston College

by Caleigh Burchfield / Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins director of youth hockey Shannon Webster may not have ended up where she is today had it not been for an injury her freshman year of college.

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Pens Elite Product Chayla Edwards Wins NCAA National Championship

The sophomore defender for Wisconsin was on the ice for the overtime winner

by Caleigh Burchfield / Pittsburgh Penguins

The above photo is credited to Robert Frank.

The University of Wisconsin women's ice hockey team recently won the NCAA National Championship after defeating Northeastern in overtime, 2-1, on March 20.

Among the victorious Badgers is sophomore Chayla Edwards, who spent six years playing for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program while attending Shadyside Academy.

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Emily Pfalzer Matheson: Great Jets, Great Heart

The Team USA defenseman and Olympic gold medalist is an inspiration to many, including her husband Mike

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Emily Pfalzer Matheson is a standout defenseman for Team USA who has won an Olympic gold medal along with four World Championships and numerous other accolades. So when the Penguins hosted the American and Canadian women's national teams for a joint training camp in November 2019, she spent a week practicing and playing at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

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A Community Hero Serving Her Special Needs Community

by Cindy Himes / Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

Over the past year, so many people have had their daily lives change due to COVID-19. In January, the Pittsburgh Penguins created a new PPG Community Heroes program to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in our community helping others as essential workers.

Also, the National Hockey League celebrates March as Gender Equality Month. The Penguins have designated their home game on March 7 as Her Hockey Day presented by 84 Lumber; and we are beyond proud to honor Julia Konitzky this Sunday as one of our PPG Community Heroes!

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Little Penguins Graduates Reach for the Stars

by Cindy Himes / Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby teamed up to create the Little Penguins program for the 2008-09 season; and, to say that it has been a huge success or that it has had a positive effect on local youth would be a vast understatement. 

The program focused on introducing both boys and girls to the sport; but, it significantly opened a new world to many young girls who never envisioned themselves playing hockey.

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Penguins to Celebrate Gender Equality During the Month of March

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins Foundation, along with the NHL, will celebrate Gender Equality Month throughout the month of March to amplify women driving the sport of hockey.

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Two of the Penguins Top Young Female Professionals to be Honored

Amanda Susko and Amy Wesson are being recognized for their hard work and dedication

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

The Pittsburgh Penguins are fortunate to have many strong female leaders throughout the organization, and two of them are being recognized for their hard work and dedication.

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Looking back at a great year for women's hockey

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

The Penguins were originally set to host their second annual "Her Hockey Day" today at PPG Paints Arena. And though the NHL season is currently paused, we still wanted to take the time to salute all women in hockey - from the littlest Penguins fans to the inspiring women forever changing the game.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Women making increasing impact

Growing number working in key positions in NHL, other organizations within sport

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he looks at the increasing number of women of color working in the NHL and throughout hockey.

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