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National Women’s Hockey League held its first draft on Saturday

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Team USA players Alex Carpenter, left, Meghan Duggan, center, and Brianna Decker celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship final between U.S. and Canada at Malmo Isstadion in Malmo, southern Sweden, on Saturday April 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Claudio Bresciani / TT) SWEDEN OUT


The first entry draft in the history of the National Women’s Hockey League took place at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Center on Saturday, with Alex Carpenter going first overall to the New York Riveters.

The Riveters boast one of the best sports logos you’ll ever see, by the way:


The NWHL’s “Founding Four” includes the Riveters, Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts and Connecticut Whale. The league’s Twitter feed has the full results.

The league’s inaugural season will begin in October, as you can see from this great video: