FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, N.Y. – June 2, 2015: The NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) will host a camp for international players from July 23 to 27, 2015 in Wilmington and Marlboro, Mass., which will be coached by Boston Pride head coach Bobby Jay and his staff. The league is expecting players from Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Japan. The NWHL Foundation recently completed its domestic team camps in New York, Boston, Buffalo and Connecticut with 120 top free agents.
“As we become the premier destination for women’s hockey, it’s our goal to not only attract the best talent from here in the U.S., but also around the world, and we are making it a priority to welcome women from all nations to play in our league,” said Dani Rylan, NWHL Commissioner. “We’re looking forward to this camp, which will also serve as the final chance for women to show us their game before we finalize our rosters.”
The camp will consist of a skills session on July 23 at Ristuccia Memorial Arena in Wilmington, Mass., as well as participation in the AAA Division of the Beantown Classic at NESC in Marlboro, Mass., where international camp attendees will play against an existing group of prospect NWHL players.
Registration for players is currently open to all international athletes considered to be free agents, which includes those who have completed a college degree prior to the draft date. Free agency ends on August 17, making this camp one of the last changes for players to be considered for the league before the four teams finalize rosters for the 2015-16 season, which begins in October 2015.
Information about the league’s key dates, registration, camps and other details can be found at NWHL.co.