Kendall Cornine joins the Pod

by Kaylee Herndon

Long-time Metropolitan Riveter heads to Whale for the next two seasons. 

SIMSBURY, Conn. – The Connecticut Whale announced today that forward Kendall Cornine has signed a two-year contract with the team for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 Premier Hockey Federation seasons. Cornine has previously spent the entirety of her professional career with the Metropolitan Riveters. Further details of the contract will not be disclosed.

“We are Looking forward to Kendall coming to Connecticut to join the Pod,” Head Coach Colton Orr said. “There is no denying how skilled Kendall is as a player, they don't call her Score-nine for nothing! But we are most excited about the passion and work ethic she brings to every game. Speaking with Kendall this summer, she knows she had a slower season productions-wise, and she is working hard for a bounce-back year. It will be a nice fresh start here for her and the opportunity to just focus on playing hockey.”

The 26-year-old Kinnelon, New Jersey native accumulated 48 points (27g, 21a) across 71 games through four seasons with the Riveters. Cornine made a splash in 2019-20, her professional debut, where she finished her All-Star season with a point-per-game average (13g, 24pts, 24gp). 

"I'm really excited to be joining the Whale organization for the next two years,” Cornine said. “The Whale have made a huge climb in the league over the past few years and have become known for their work, culture, and skill on and off the ice. I'm looking forward to meeting my new teammates and putting in the work this summer. My goal for the year is to bring my experience in the league, scoring ability, and work ethic to the team next season. Thank you to my past teammates and coaches for their support, I can't wait for this next chapter."

While at RIT, Cornine was the team’s all-time leading scorer playing all four years at the NCAA D-1 level, finishing her career with 64 points (38-26-64) in 140 games. She was Rochester Institute of Technology’s captain and earned CHA All-Academic Team honors in her junior and senior seasons.

Cornine is the first new face joining the Whale forwards for the 2023-24 season, adding veteran league experience to the group that includes Kennedy Marchment, Taylor Girard, and Melissa Samoskevich.

About the Connecticut Whale

The Connecticut Whale are a professional women's ice hockey team based at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, Connecticut and competing in the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) formerly known as the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). The Whale are one of the Founding Four teams that stepped on to the NWHL ice in 2015 and are owned and operated by Shared Hockey Enterprises (SHE). Visit to learn more.

About the Premier Hockey Federation
The PHF is the home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and provide opportunities for elite athletes to earn a living playing the game they love while fueling the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Montreal Force, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup. As part of a two-year agreement with ESPN, live coverage of the 2022-23 and 2023-24 PHF seasons is available exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, and provides international rights for games which includes TSN in Canada. For more information visit