🏒 Ice cold
PWHL lands three key partnerships as U.S. companies increase sponsorship in league
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The PWHL just keeps winning. This week, the women’s hockey league signed the Women’s Sports Network (WSN) as its first U.S. national broadcast partner and brought on two financial services companies — Bread Financial and Discover.
February 16, 2024
🏒 Lookin’ at the truth
PWHL showcase draws a record 16.4K crowd at NHL All-Star Weekend
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The stars were out last Thursday during NHL All-Star Weekend, but Justin Bieber wasn’t the only one to steal the show. PWHL players shone in a 3-on-3 showcase in front of 16.4K fans at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, marking the first complete official event for women’s hockey at All-Star Weekend.
February 05, 2024
🏒 Naming names
The 2018 World Juniors team players facing sexual assault allegations have been revealed
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The five players at the center of an investigation into sexual assault allegations against members of Canada’s gold medal–winning 2018 World Juniors team have been revealed.
January 31, 2024
🏒 Sick and tired of being sick and tired
Five players from Canada’s gold medal–winning 2018 World Juniors team are reportedly facing sexual assault charges
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Five players from Canada’s gold medal–winning 2018 World Juniors team are reportedly facing sexual assault charges and have been ordered to surrender to authorities in London, Ontario.
January 26, 2024
🤑 Putting all the chips on the table
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed William Nylander to an eight-year $92M extension
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The rumors were, in fact, true. Longtime Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander scored the biggest total value payday in Leafs history on Monday, signing an eight-year, $92M contract extension — with an average annual value (AAV) of $11.5M — that will begin next season.
January 10, 2024
🍺 Worth a shot
Woody Creek Distillers is the first premier U.S. partner of the PWHL
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With the move, the Colorado distillery follows a trend of alcoholic beverage companies investing extensively in women’s sports.
January 10, 2024
🏒 Pucking up steam
Highlights of the inaugural PWHL season so far
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It’s been eight days since the puck dropped for the first-ever PWHL game, and in that span, the league has broken the attendance record for pro women’s hockey — twice — and seen viewership numbers in the millions.
January 08, 2024
🏒 A new hope
The PWHL is already seeing early ROI for its inaugural season
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January 03, 2024
The PWHL dropped its first puck on New Year’s Day, and the new women’s pro hockey league is already seeing early ROI thanks to fans, sponsors, and media partners showing up for its inaugural season.
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 An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview
Ep #344

An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview

February 29, 2024

Hey there!

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is a season preview doubleheader, with co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz breaking down the need-to-know storylines from the upcoming Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball and Formula 1 campaigns.

First, the gals dive into the wild world of Athletes Unlimited, a unique pro sports league that operates under a fantasy-style system, crowning an individual champion at the end of each short season. Will your favorite WNBA superstar win it all this year?

And start your engines because part two is all about F1, the high-intensity, elite racing league loved by celebs and GISTers alike. And with just as much drama off the track as on it, this season is a must-watch, whether or not you’ve binged all six seasons of Drive to Survive.

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The inaugural PWHL season kicks off on New Year's Day
The inaugural PWHL season kicks off on New Year's Day
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The Professional Women’s Hockey League’s (PWHL) first season kicks off today when the puck drops at 12:30 p.m. ET in Toronto.
January 01, 2024
The Chicago Blackhawks terminated Corey Perry’s contract due to “unacceptable conduct”
The Chicago Blackhawks terminated Corey Perry’s contract due to “unacceptable conduct”
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The Chicago Blackhawks terminated longtime NHLer Corey Perry’s contract due to “unacceptable conduct” yesterday, the latest in a drama-filled story that’s gripped hockey fans from coast to coast.
November 29, 2023
The fourth edition of the Rivalry Series is back
The fourth edition of the Rivalry Series is back
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Before women’s hockey’s brightest stars take the ice for PWHL training camp on November 15th, Team Canada and Team USA’s best drop the puck on the fourth edition of the Rivalry Series, a seven-game exhibition matchup between these bitter foes.
November 08, 2023
Highlights from the NHL's Frozen Frenzy
Highlights from the NHL's Frozen Frenzy
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With all 32 teams in action last night for the first-ever Frozen Frenzy — NHL’s RedZone-style hockey show that sadly wasn’t available in the Great White North — here are all the highs and lows from a wild day at the rink.
October 25, 2023
The contenders for the 2023 NCAA men's hockey season
The contenders for the 2023 NCAA men's hockey season
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Taking their cues from the pros (in scheduling only, we hope), the men’s hockey season began last weekend with a mix of exhibition games and official regular-season matchups.
October 13, 2023