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United States' Hilary Knight shoots during the Skills Competition shooting stars event, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Women's 3-on-3, shots from stands highlight NHL skills event

Jan. 25, 2020 12:24 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hilary Knight stood among the NHL's best players and felt a little intimidated by the challenge in front of her. At the time, she was in the glare of the spotlight shooting pucks from the stands at targets on the ice as part of one of the newest events at the All-Star Skills Competition....

Professional Women's Hockey Players Association representative Annie Pankowski competes in the accuracy shot contest at the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Hayden Barber/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Annie Pankowski got an email from the NHL asking if she’d like to be a part of its All-Star Weekend and jumped at the opportunity. Then she found out she wouldn’t be alone. A year after U.S. teammate Kendall Coyne Schofield grabbed the spotlight by becoming the first woman to...

Professional Women's Hockey Players Associations Dani Cameranesi fires a shot on goal during the 2020 ECHL men's hockey All-Star Classic in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Hayden Barber/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

4 U.S. women's team members play in ECHL All-Star Classic

Jan. 23, 2020 4:08 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The visor on Annie Pankowski's helmet gave her significant pause before the ECHL All-Star Classic. “That is the first time me and the other women have worn visors,” said the three-time wold champion who has always worn a full cage. “When I saw that, it was the...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. The NHL couldn't help but take notice of the buzz Coyne Schofield infused into its midseason showcase of top talent. Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer, who oversees the all-star game's production, chuckled in saying he was already dreaming up ideas to add women players to the event before Coyne Schofield completed her lap. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Top women's players to be part of NHL All-Star Weekend

Jan. 15, 2020 8:44 PM EST

The magnitude of the moment wasn't lost on Kendall Coyne Schofield — wearing her No. 26 Team USA jersey — as she dug her skates into the ice waiting for the starter's whistle to blow. It took 14.346 seconds, to be exact, for Coyne Schofield to complete her lap in the NHL All-Star fastest skater...

United States' Megan Keller (5) celebrates her goal with Dani Cameranesi (24), Emily Matheson (8) and Annie Pankowski (27) during the first period of a rivalry series women's hockey game against Canada in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

AP Source: NHL All-Star game to feature women 3-on-3 event

Jan. 13, 2020 5:49 PM EST

The NHL is increasing its promotion of women's hockey by adding a three-on-three game between U.S. and Canadian national team members to its All-Star festivities later this month in St. Louis.. The women's game will happen during the Jan. 24-25 weekend that showecases the top players in the NHL, according to...

Women to join ex-NHL players on ice during Harvard-Yale game

Jan. 10, 2020 11:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five women will participate in a scrimmage with former NHL players, hoping to generate interest in female hockey. “It's a great opportunity to play on such a big stage," goaltender Kimberly Sass said. The scrimmage on Saturday at Madison Square Garden is part of The Last Game series...

Young people pose behind the Olympic Rings during the Torch Tour ahead of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, front of the Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games take place in Lausanne from Jan. 9 to Jan. 22, 2020. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Skater badly injured in Olympic ceremony rehearsal accident

Jan. 8, 2020 4:20 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A female skater was severely injured after falling to the ice from about five meters (16 feet) during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne, police said Wednesday. The 35-year-old Russian woman's life is in danger, police in the canton...

File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)

Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in '20

Dec. 30, 2019 5:26 PM EST

Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports make Olympic...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, P.K. Subban, left, of the New Jersey Devils, and Lindsey Vonn arrive at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Vonn popped the question to hockey star Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes,

Lindsey Vonn goes social with P.K. Subban marriage proposal

Dec. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EST

Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the...

United States' Annie Pankowski (27) takes a shot on Canada's Geneviève Lacasse (31) as Sarah Nurse (20) defends during the first period of a rivalry series women's hockey game in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Players hope US-Canada rivalry game helps spawn pro league

Dec. 14, 2019 10:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The United States women's hockey beat Canada 4-1 on Saturday night, with players hoping the first in a series of five games between the international rivals will help kindle the public’s interest in both their sport and their fight off the ice for better professional...