The IX: Hockey Friday with Erica L. Ayala, May 28, 2021

Who will join Minnesota? — Sarah Nurse talks Dream Gap Tour — Must-click women's hockey links

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Who will join Minnesota?

The Calgary leg of the 2021 Dream Gap Tour is underway and here are the standings through three days:

  1. Team Bauer/Montreal – 7 points

  2. Team Sonnet/Toronto – 6 points

  3. Team Scotiabank/Calgary – 0 points

Needless to say, the region representing the last Clarkson Cup champions has some work to do. Calgary takes on Montreal today at 3:30 pm ET. I’ve been on WNBA duty and sadly haven’t caught a live game. No worries though, if you’re like me you can catch the replays here.

On Saturday, I’ll be tuning in from the Liberty game as Toronto and Calgary square off. The championship game for the Canada region is set to take place Sunday, May 30 at 3:30 pm ET.

Here are the individual leaders through Thursday:

Points – Marie-Philip Poulin (6)

Goals – Brittany Howard, Jamie Lee Rattray. Poulin (3)

Assists – Sarah Nurse, Anne-Sophie Bettaz, Brianne Jenner, Poulin (3)

Bettez suffered an injury last night, no updates on her condition, per Mike Murphy on Twitter.

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Brittany Howard’s hatty earns Toronto extra points.

Montreal is ahead in the standings, extra ice time seems to be paying off.

Riveters sold to BTM Partners.

Robert Morris cuts ice hockey programs.

Melanie Ruzzi named head coach of Brown women’s ice hockey.

Carly Jackson re-signs with Buffalo.

Tennessee State (TSU) conducts feasibility study for women’s and men’s ice hockey. If the programs are approved, they’d be the first in HBCU history.

Kelley Steadman leaving Mercyhurst.

Julia Gosling delaying junior year at St. Lawrence to pursue Olympic dreams.

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Team Toronto forward Sarah Nurse speaks to the media after Game 1 of the Canadian leg of the Dream Gap Tour.

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