• University of Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel during the post game news conference after defeating University of Boston 6-3 in the 2013 NCAA Women's Frozen Four Championship game at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 24, 2013.. (Ryan Coleman/Ryan Coleman, USCHO.com)

    Kessel’s impact goes well beyond Minnesota

    Though her collegiate career has come to a premature close, Amanda Kessel's legacy at Minnesota is secure. Nicole Haase reports in a special to USCHO about Kessel's impact at Minnesota and in the collegiate game, and also looks at concussions in women's hockey. Kessel career

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  • Minnesota's Amanda Kessel (Ryan Coleman/Ryan Coleman, USCHO.com)

    Concussion ends Kessel’s collegiate career

    University of Minnesota standout Amanda Kessel, who won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2013 while leading the Gophers to a perfect 41-0 record, will not be returning to the team for her senior year. Kessel suffered a concussion while playing for the U.S. National Team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and has been unable to play since. Kessel

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  • Alex Carpenter (BC - 5) - The visiting Boston University Terriers defeated the Boston College Eagles 4-1 on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at Kelley Rink in Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Melissa Wade)

    NWHL draft stocked with top college players

    The first draft of the newly formed National Women's Hockey League will have five rounds, and is stocked with the best players in the NCAA, many of whom have Olympic or other experience, like Alex Carpenter. Nicole Haase reports in a special to USCHO.  NWHL Draft

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  • Players on the 2012-2013 All-USCHO D-I Women's teams (Megan Bozek). (Ryan Coleman/Ryan Coleman, USCHO.com)

    NWHL launches

    The launch of the National Women's Hockey League generated a lot of media buzz, but potential players are approaching it with caution. The league would be the first women's league to pay its players. Nicole Haase reports in a special to USCHO.  Haase: NWHL

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