Dani Rylan Kearney Resigns from NWHL, W Hockey Partners
March 16, 2021 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – The National Women’s Hockey League in association with W Hockey Partners today announced the resignation of Dani Rylan Kearney from her position as NWHL advisor and President of W Hockey Partners, the entity that owns and operates the NWHL’s Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, and Minnesota Whitecaps.
Rylan Kearney launched the NWHL in March 2015 and held the position of Commissioner until October 2020. The NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league to pay its players. Under her leadership, the league expanded to include six member clubs in the U.S. and Canada.
The league’s sixth season will be completed March 26-27 with the NWHL’s Isobel Cup Playoffs, presented by Discover, taking place at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sport and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six. Visit NWHL.zone and follow on Twitter and Facebook @NWHL and Instagram @NWHL.zone.