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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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NWHL Rebrands as Premier Hockey Federation

The National Women’s Hockey League has rebranded itself as the Premier Hockey Federation ahead of the 2021–2022 season, with a new logo as well to redefine the league based on skill, not gender, becoming the first professional women’s sports league in North America to lift the word ‘women’s out of its title. In billing the […]

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NWHL’s Buffalo Beauts and Minnesota Whitecaps Sold to New Investors

The National Women’s Hockey League’s Buffalo Beauts and Minnesota Whitecaps have been sold by W Hockey Partners to NLTT Ventures, LLC, an entity that combines NL Sports, led by Andy Scurto, and Top Tier Sports, led by Neil Leibman, making all six of the league’s teams privately owned. Scurto and Leibman have both been involved […]

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NWHL On Verge of Adding Team in Montreal

The National Women’s Hockey League will continue its move north of the border by expanding into Montreal starting next season, adding a seventh team to the league. The anticipated expansion was reported by The Associated Press, saying that an announcement was scheduled in February but pushed back after the Isobel Cup playoffs were postponed. NWHL […]

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NBCSN to Broadcast NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals, Finals

The National Women’s Hockey League 2021 Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final will air live on NBCSN on February 4–5 from Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York, the first time that women’s professional hockey will be live on a major national cable network in the United States. “Our partnership with NBC Sports is monumental […]

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NWHL Commissioner Steps Down Amid Changes

Dani Rylan Kearney will step down as commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League as the organization will use a different governance model going forward, based on one used by the National Hockey League and other professional leagues. Taking over as Interim Commissioner is Tyler Tumminia, who most recently served as chairman of the Toronto […]

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NWHL’s Toronto Six Finds Inaugural Season Home

The Toronto Six, the NWHL’s sixth team and its only team in Canada, will have its home games at the Canlan Ice Sports facility in nearby York, Ontario. The facility in the north of Toronto houses six ice surfaces including a 1,200-seat Olympic-sized rink that will be the Six’s home rink. Toronto will also be […]

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NWHL Expands With First Team in Canada

The National Women’s Hockey League has announced an expansion team in Toronto that will play when the league opens its sixth season. The team will be the league’s first in Canada. The ownership team will be led by Johanna Neilson Boynton, who played four years at Harvard and is the CEO and co-Founder of Boynton […]

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NWHL Franchise Hires Away Deputy Commissioner

The National Women’s Hockey League franchise that was recently taken private by a local investor has hired the league’s deputy commissioner away to be team president. Hayley Moore will leave the league offices to run the Boston Pride, team owner Miles Arnone announced. Moore, 33, was a former college and pro player who was the […]

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NWHL’s Boston Franchise Sold to Private Investor

The Boston Pride, one of the founding four franchises in the National Women’s Hockey League, has been bought by a team of private investors in what the league is calling a significant milestone. The Pride’s new ownership group is led by Cannon Capital managing partner Miles Arnone, who has worked for more than two decades […]

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