National Women's Hockey League (2015)

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This article is about the women's hockey league founded in 2015. For the organization that existed from 1999 to 2007, see National Women's Hockey League (1999).
National Women's Hockey League
Countries United States
Commissioner Dani Rylan
Founded 2015
No. of teams 4
Championship Isobel Cup
Headquarters New York, New York

The National Women's Hockey League is an American women's professional ice hockey league. Established in 2015, the league includes four teams: the Buffalo Beauts, Boston Pride, New York Riveters, and Connecticut Whale.[1] The league's championship trophy is named the Isobel Cup.

Dani Rylan is the league's founder[2] and currently serves as the league’s commissioner. Angela Ruggiero is on the advisory board and was a catalyst in helping to get the league started.


  1. ^ Neale, Jen (March 26, 2015). "NWHL, new women’s hockey league, promises to pay players". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ National Women’s Hockey League set to begin in 2015-16, will pay players. The Hockey News (2015-03-26). Retrieved on 2015-04-11.