Now that the trainwreck of the NHL All-Star weekend has passed, we can concentrate on more important things. Like the NWHL All-Star weekend! This is the second All-Star weekend in the league’s history and it will be taking place in St. Paul, Minnesota at TRIA rink. New to this year, the NWHL have partnered with the Minnesota Wild for the weekend that will take place from February 10th until the 11th. Not only will the NWHL team up with the Wild, they’ll also be teaming up with the Minnesota Whitecaps, the cities women’s team.
The teams are as followed:
Goalies: Amanda Leveille (Beauts), Katie Fitzgerald (Riveters)
Defenders: Lexi Bender (Pride), Jordyn Burns (Beauts), Lisa Chesson (Beauts) Sarah Edney (Beauts), Kelsey Koelzer (Riveters)
Forwards: Kelly Babstock (Whale), Sam Faber (Whale), Kristin Lewicki (Beauts), Meagan Mangene (Pride), Rebecca Russo (Riveters), Kate Schipper (Minnesota Whitecaps), Janine Weber (Pride)
Goalies: Brittany Ott (Pride), Sydney Rossman (Whale)
Defenders: Amanda Boulier (Whale), Courtney Burke (Riveters), Jenny Ryan (Riveters), Alyssa Gagliardi (Pride), Michelle Picard (Riveters)
Forwards: Corinne Buie (Beauts), Jillian Dempsey (Pride), Emily Field (Pride), Alexa Gruschow (Riveters), Sadie Lundquist (Minnesota Whitecaps), Hayley Scamurra (Beauts), Jordan Smelker (Pride)
The NWHL Skills Challenge will be taking place on the 10th at 6:45 pm Central time while the NWHL All-Star Game will be taking place on the 11th at 11:30 am Central time. Can’t make it to Minnesota for the weekend? Twitter will be streaming the game for everyone to watch! For those of you who may be in attendance, tweet some photos to us at @puckitupblog! We’d love to see them.