FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 11, 2020
BROOKLYN – The NWHL today announced the six general managers for 2020-21. With 38 players across the league already signed as of today, these executives are continuing to build their rosters for the upcoming season.
Bray Ketchum (Connecticut Whale) Kate Whitman Annis (Metropolitan Riveters), Karilyn Pilch (Boston Pride), and Jack Brodt (Minnesota) all remain in their roles for their second seasons. Last month, the Pride announced the signing of Pilch to a multi-year contract.
The NWHL’s new team in Toronto has hired Mandy Cronin, a co-founder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and former goaltender in the league, as GM. Cronin was general manager of the Buffalo Beauts last season, and is the founder and director of M-Power Hockey, which since 2006 has provided coaching, mentoring and consulting services for players in Toronto and neighboring communities. Cronin, who played four years for the University of Maine Black Bears between 1998-2002 and was a captain in her junior and senior seasons, lives in Toronto with her family.
Cronin is being succeeded as Buffalo GM by Nate Oliver, who last season served as the team’s community manager. Oliver is a native of Buffalo and has lived in Western New York his entire life. In addition to his role with the Beauts, he serves as an associate director at the University at Buffalo. Oliver and his family reside in the Village of Williamsville.