NWHL News and Notes – September 4th, 2019

Today in the NWHL there were six more signings announced bringing the total number of players signed for the 2019-20 season to 80.

 

Starting with the Metropolitan Riveters, yhey would announce that they have signed goaltender Dana DeMartino to a one year deal.

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DeMartino, 24, will be playing in her first season in the NWHL and with the Riveters. DeMartino is also the second goalie to sign with the Riveters for the upcoming campaign.

 

Then the Minnesota Whitecaps announced a pair of signings starting with the return of forward Kalli Funk.

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Funk, 25, is returning for her second season with the Whitecaps and in the NWHL. Last season with the Whitecaps Funk had a goal and an assist in six games.

 

The Whitecaps also announced that they have signed Kelsey Cline to a one year deal.

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Cline, primarily a defender but can also play forward, played in 161 games from 2014 to 2017 for the University of Minnesota. This will be Cline’s first season with the Whitecaps and in the NWHL.

 

Then the Connecticut Whale would announce three signings for their 2019-20 campaign. Their first signing was goaltender Brooke Wolejko.

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Wolejko, a Connecticut native, becomes the third goaltender to sign with the Whale for the upcoming season, and will be playing in her first season for the Whale and in the NWHL.

 

Then the Whale announced that they have re-signed versatile player Hanna Beattie to a one year deal.

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Beattie, who will be entering her third season with the Whale, is the ninth member from last season’s team to return for the 2019-20 season. Beattie has played both offense and defense for the Whale in the past.

 

And finally the Whale announced that they have signed defender Erin Hall to a one year deal.

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Hall, who played collegiately at Holy Cross, played two seasons in the CWHL for the Boston/Worcester Blades where she played in 17 career games for them. This will be Hall’s forst season with the Whale and in the NWHL.

 

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.

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

*Graphics courtesy of the NWHL.

 

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