NWHL News and Notes – August 16th, 2019

Today in the NWHL we had three more signings as we prepare for the 2019-20 season.


First up we have the Boston Pride signing defender Whitney Renn to a one year deal.


Renn, 23, will be playing in her first season with the Pride and in the NWHL after playing in 131 games for RPI from 2014-18, and playing last season for the EWHL DEC Salzburg Eagles.


Then the Buffalo Beauts would add some international flavor to their team as they would sign Iveta Klimášová to a one year deal.


Klimášová, a defender, has been a fixture of the Slovakia Women’s National Team since 2014. In the 60 EWHL games with SKP Bratislava Klimášová would record 28 goals and 16 assists for 44 points. This will be Klimášová’s first season in the NWHL and with the Beauts.


Then from Kazakhstan, the Metropolitan Riveters have signed forward Bulbul Kartanbay to a one year deal.


Kartanbay, who has been passionately pursuing playing professionally in North America,  achieved her dream and will be part of the Riveters for the 2019-20 season. Kartanbay has been a fixture of the Kazakhstan National Team since she was a teenager, and has been at the forefront of the growth of Women’s hockey in Kazakhstan.


All players will partake in the 50 percent cut of revenue from league sponsorship and media deals. Plus they will also receive 15 percent of revenue from apparel sold with their name on it.


Lastly, TXHT would like to congratulate NWHLPA Director Anya Battaglino and Metropolitan Riveters forward Madison Packer on their wedding that took place today Friday, August 16th, 2019. We would like to wish you both years of shared happiness and to many great memories you will create together.


TXHT will continue to provide NWHL coverage as more signings are announced.

*Graphics courtesy of the NWHL.


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