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Women's Hockey Roundup: Nov. 16-21, 2014

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Fresh off her All-Star nod, Hilary Knight will lead the Boston Blades into a weekend matchup against rival Montreal starting Saturday.
Fresh off her All-Star nod, Hilary Knight will lead the Boston Blades into a weekend matchup against rival Montreal starting Saturday.
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  • So in case you missed it, the CWHL issued its All-Star roster in a press release yesterday. The list spans across all five CWHL teams, including all of its leading scorers (including Rebecca Johnston and Haley Irwin), two Toronto goalies, a handful of Olympians (like Hilary Knight, Megan Bozek and Charline Labonte), and some promising new names (Jamie Lee Rattray and Laura Fortino). I'm super excited, especially since I'll be at the game at the Air Canada Centre Dec. 13 and will have plenty of coverage on it for you here at HW. Reminder: it's free.
  • This weekend's scheduled CWHL games: Calgary and Brampton face off for three games straight (yep!), with the Saturday game set to stream live at cwhl.ca. Montreal and Boston are also playing, as the Furies get a much-needed weekend off. They get the Sunday livestream.
  • The Gophers head to Minnesota State tonight for the first half of a home-and-home series against the Mavericks, who are still searching for a win after being swept by Wisconsin last week by a combined score of 16-2. (That's an 8:1 margin. Yikes.) They've got a decent pair of goalies in Erin Krichiver and Brianna Quade, but are a very young group with a tendency to let frustration get the best of them. They also haven't beaten the Gophers in about seven years (Jan. 20, 2007, 4-3 win). Minnesota looked better last weekend, sweeping Ohio State 4-2 and 5-3 and getting some offense out of Rachael Bona (five points -- 1 G, 4 A). Meghan Lorence also scored her first career hat trick last Saturday, earning WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • St. Cloud State will face off at No. 3 Wisconsin this weekend. The Badgers' offense fired on all cylinders last weekend against a far weaker Minnesota State team, while the Huskies stalled against UMD.
  • Meanwhile, UMD is on a seven-game winning streak and will host Cornell this weekend in its final non-conference matchup of the season. Audio and video available via the link.