Fins Up fellow Whale fans! Welcome to your website: Cetacean Nation! Here we try to augment the coverage of and news about, our Connecticut Whale, the most exciting team in hockey, We love our Pod and the amazing league they play in, the National Women’s Hockey League. The Whale  have concluded play in NWHL Season Four, and  we can’t wait to see what exciting hockey Season Five will bring!  Our player input is our main feature, along with NWHL and Whale news  as it pertains to our team and fans, both on and off the ice. Especially in the  ”off seasons” we strive to rep the players, the , and the NWHL Whale  as best we can. The Whale bring us so much great, exciting  skillful, and inspiring hockey as they skate through each NWHL season. Cetacean Nation wants to support them year round, introduce new fans, and help get everyone ready for the upcoming Season of the Whale. Our site can be navigated by the menu button or toolbar, depending on what device you are using. Click on the players name to read their individual stories, or named articles like Expanding Horizons or Days of Future Past, to read content and input from multiple players. Our most recent Whale’s Tales op ed feature will appear on the home page immediately below. All Whale’s Tales, listed chronologically, can be found under that heading on the toolbar or the menu. Fins Up!





Cetacean Nation by our own definition is a supporter not only of the Whale but of the NWHL. “We love our Pod and the amazing league they play in, the National Women’s Hockey League” It says that right in our introduction. So, although we support the goals of the #ForTheGame movement, we do not support it’s means. The planned boycott, in our opinion, is not the way to achieve the goals and future that the movement seeks. We believe players who choose to play this season, will be doing so for the future of the game, as they always have. Their slogan, “It’s why we do what we do,” continues to be the rallying cry of the NWHL players.

The Whale are a team of remarkable players, past and present, and surely in the future. Women who would be great role models for our little Future Draft Picks, even if they never laced up a pair of skates. But each year they do lace up the skates and pull on the pads and pick up sticks and gloves and do remarkable things. And they will again this year. And they have earned the affection, respect and support of their fan base. A fan base called Cetacean Nation.

One of the mottos you’ve read here is that “once a Whale, always a Whale.* The Whale songs of all who have worn the sweater of our Pod, will be sung on our platforms. No one here will ignore or forget what each of those players have done for the sport of women’s hockey, and hockey in general. The expected boycott does not have to be seen as a chasm, just a divergence of paths that can, and we are sure will, reconnect. Maybe sooner than later. We have seen the first of the Once and Future Whale this past season, and we think they won’t be the last.

Right now the Whale are a women’s hockey team, with a couple of former female player/coaches, a former female player as General Manager, all in a league founded and run by a women. Women who in fact, were players themselves. So that while we hope that the goals of the #ForTheGame are realized, we think that can and will be accomplished through the NWHL. Fins Up, forever!


Statements from NWHL:

www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1017797       www.nwhl.zone/news_article/show/1019423

Update 5/20/19: With the Free Agenct Signing Period less than a week old, one of our favorite frenemies Madison Packer (Riveters) and former Whale Kaleigh Fratkin, {Pride) have re-signed  with their NWHL squads!



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