Ohio State named former U.S. Olympian Jenny Potter as head coach earlier this week. Potter comes to the Buckeyes after spending the past two seasons at the helm for Trinity College (Division III). She is a four-time Olympian, winning gold in 1998, silver in 2002 and 2010, and bronze in 2006. Potter also helped Team USA to four IIHF Women’s World Championship titles during her lengthy international career, and was inducted into the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
- Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the 102 players that have been invited to its National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp. The camp will take place May 6-10 in Hamilton, Ontario. The roster includes 50 players in the Under-18 Team pool and 52 players in the Development Team pool.
- Yale is hosting its annual Mandi Schwartz Bone Marrow Registration Drive today, April 16. For more information on the late Mandi Schwartz and her story, please visit the Mandi Schwartz Foundation.
Link Round-Up: NWHL Launch
The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) officially launched on Monday night in New York City. Here are links to coverage of the event and the league from various news outlets:
- New Women’s Pro League Offers Players Novel Perks: A Choice and a Salary – New York Times
- NWHL launch party provides passion, enthusiasm, and few answers – Stanley Cup of Chowder
- National Women’s Hockey League to kick off season October 17, but who will play? – Broad Street Hockey
- The National Women’s Hockey League: Impatience Is A Virtue – The Hockey Writers