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  • Minnesota drafted forwards well...Defense...Maybe not so much. Hensley and Leveille is solid duo in net.

    Boston may have drafted the best out of the six teams but who knows until they play.
    At the outset, we could hang with the dude...


    • Here are the rosters so far, including free agent signings and draft picks:
      (underlined players were signed in the initial free agency)

      F: Kendall Coyne Schofield, Kelly Pannek, Taylor Heise, Grace Zumwinkle, Susanna Tapani, Clair DeGeorge, Denisa Krizova, Sophia Shaver, Michela Cava, Liz Schepers, Sydney Brodt (11 F)
      D: Lee Stecklein, Maggie Flaherty, Natalie Buchbinder, Sidney Morin, Minttu Tuominen (5 D)
      G: Nicole Hensley, Amanda Leveille (2 G)

      F: Sarah Nurse, Blayre Turnbull, Emma Maltais, Natalie Spooner, Jesse Compher, Victoria Bach, Brittany Howard, Maggie Connors, Rebecca Leslie, Hannah Miller, Alexa Vasko (11 F)
      D: Renata Fast, Jocelyne Larocque, Kali Flanagan, Allie Munroe, Mellissa Channell, Olivia Knowles (6 D)
      G: Kristen Campbell (1 G)

      F: Hilary Knight, Alina Muller, Jamie Lee Rattray, Loren Gabel, Hannah Brandt, Theresa Schafzahl, Taylor Girard, Sophie Shirley, Shiann Darkangelo, Tatum Skaggs (10 F)
      D: Megan Keller, Sophie Jaques, Jessica DiGirolamo, Emily Brown, Emma Buckles, Jess Healey (6 D)
      G: Aerin Frankel, Emma Soderberg (2 G)

      F: Alex Carpenter, Abby Roque, Jessie Eldridge, Chloe Aurard, Elizabeth Giguere, Jill Saulnier, Jade Downie-Landry, Paetyn Levis, Kayla Vespa, Emma Woods, Alexandra Labelle (11 F)
      D: Micah Zandee-Hart, Ella Shelton, Jaime Bourbonnais, Brooke Hobson, Olivia Zafuto (5 D)
      G: Corinne Schroeder, Abbey Levy (2 G)

      F: Brianne Jenner, Emily Clark, Gabbie Hughes, Hayley Scamurra, Daryl Watts, Aneta Tejralova, Katerina Mrazova, Kristin Della Rovere, Lexie Adzija, Caitrin Lonergan, Audrey-Anne Veillette (11 F)
      D: Savannah Harmon, Ashton Bell, Jincy Dunne, Zoe Boyd, Amanda Boulier (5 D)
      G: Emerance Maschmeyer, Sandra Abstreiter (2 G)

      F: Marie-Philip Poulin, Laura Stacey, Kristin O’Neill, Maureen Murphy, Kennedy Marchment, Tereza Vanišova, Gabrielle David, Jillian Dempsey, Claire Dalton, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Lina Ljungblom (11 F)
      D: Erin Ambrose, Dominika Laskova, Kati Tabin, Madison Bizal, Maude Poulin-Labelle (5 D)
      G: Ann-Renee Desbiens, Elaine Chuli (2 G)


      • Breakdown of schools with alumna who've played at least one season:
        Wisconsin - 13
        UMD - 11
        OSU - 10
        Clarkson - 9
        Northeastern - 9
        Minnesota - 8
        Quinnipiac - 7
        BC - 6
        BU - 5
        Cornell - 5
        Harvard - 4
        SLU - 4
        Syracuse - 3
        Colgate - 2
        Lindenwood - 2
        McGill [USports] - 2
        UConn - 2
        UND - 2
        Univ. de Montreal [USports] - 2
        UVM - 2
        Bemidji State - 1
        Maine - 1
        Mercyhurst - 1
        Merrimack - 1
        MSU - 1
        Princeton - 1
        Providence - 1
        RMU - 1
        Yale - 1


        • Didn't see Dartmouth on your list, and Laura Stacey played four years there.


          • We should rank these teams based on their rosters......get your thinking caps on.
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            Timothy A --> Great hockey mind... Or Greatest hockey mind?!?"


            • Thanks, BowWowWow, for posting the PWHPA rosters. I was having trouble keeping up.


              • A good interview with Toronto's signee Renata Fast, if you have ~20 mins to devote to it. Among other things, Fast talks about the team colors - she hopes they're blue and white - and the players drafted from Europe.

                With a glance at eliteprospects pages, so far Toronto is the most Canadian team, as mentioned in the interview, and Minnesota the most American. Ottawa and Boston are pretty even, while New York is largely Canadian. Boston, MN, Montreal, and Ottawa each have 3 European draftees.


                • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                  We should rank these teams based on their rosters......get your thinking caps on.
                  So far, my unscientific ranking is:

                  1. Boston
                  They bring in Knight, Muller, Rattray, and Gabel and have great goaltending. With their draft strategy, they scored some players picked a little later than predicted, like Jaques, and they seemed especially confident in what they wanted.

                  2. Montreal
                  They have Poulin, Stacey, O'Neill, and nice defense including 2023 grad Poulin-Labelle. Also, I'm partial to them because of Yale 2023 grad Dalton - plus fellow NCAA grad draft picks David and Bizal. The goaltending looks amazing.

                  3. New York
                  Roque is such a great center, and they have D like Bourbonnais, a point-producing defender while at Cornell, and a lot of depth.

                  4. Toronto
                  Many Team Canada players are there, along with Compher, Connors, and others, and the D seems excellent. They still need another goalie and maybe more variety, given they've relied on Team Canada but couldn't draft the whole Canada team!

                  5. Minnesota
                  Coyne Schofield and Heise look to be terrific for MN. I'm unsure how their defense will shake out (except for Stecklein being in the top pairing)! They have two experienced goalies.

                  6. Ottawa
                  Though they did not generally get the biggest names in the draft, they said to press they were happy with their draft and it went according to plan. Jenner and Clark as free agents seem great. Will be cool to see the Czech players coached by MacLeod, there as well as on their national team.

                  As FiveHoleFrenzy says, of course, who's to say until they hit the ice and come together!


                  • Some colors are being shown for the 6 teams by their social media accounts. From "The account for the team from Boston showed green, Minnesota purple, Montreal dark red (or maroon), New York teal green, Ottawa red, and Toronto light blue." The colors that would complement these for the teams (like black, white... in Ottawa?) aren't clear yet.

                    The Boston color so far aligns with the Boston Celtics, and Minnesota somewhat the Vikings, though they're different purples and greens. Toronto's blue is lighter than for the Maple Leafs or Blue Jays, as well. Some identities are starting to form.