NWHL News – Whitecaps Sign Four

Today in the National Women’s Hockey League the Minnesota Whitecaps added four more players to their 2020-21 roster.

Caps Add Offensive Depth

  • Lynn Astrup, native of Grand Forks, ND, can play as both a forward and defender, and played 118 games for the University of Minnesota Duluth between 2014 to 2018.

  • Lauren Barnes was a member of the 2019 Isobel Cup winning Whitecaps, and recorded two goals and 11 assists for 13 points in 24 games during the 2019-20 season for Minnesota.

“The Whitecaps have truly become family to me. We’ve gone through so much together
from winning the Isobel Cup, to advancing to the Cup Final in 2020 (cancelled during the pandemic).
This season will look completely different than anything we’ve ever seen. These women and coaches
are people I admire and I am thankful to stand by them each day as we inspire the generations to come
after us. To the fans: none of this would be possible without you! The State of Hockey continuously has
showed up for us year after year and we can’t thank you guys enough. ROLL CAPS!”

— Lauren Barnes

  • Also a member of the 2019 Isobel Cup winning Whitecaps, Haylea Schmid produced four goals and nine assists for 13 points during the 2019-20 season for Minnesota, and is also returning for her third season with the team.


  • After previously being drafted by the Connecticut Whale in the 2015 NWHL Draft, and spending time with the Whale, Nina Rodgers played seven games for the Whitecaps during the 2019-20 season producing one goal and three assists for four points.


*Quote from Lauren Barnes courtesy of the NWHL.


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