On January 25th, 2019, the Colorado Avalanche realized that they would need a replacement for Nathan MacKinnon in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition since he was forced to pull out due to injury. MacKinnon was slated to participate in the "fastest skater" segment against the likes of Jack Eichel and Mat Barzal. Using a tweet, … Continue reading The NHL Skills Competition, #PayDecker, and More: The Divide Between Men’s and Women’s Hockey
Over the past few days, the women's hockey world has been filled with news. A new team has been added to the NWHL, and the league's free agency period opened up on June 1st. So far, the Buffalo Beauts have brought back Hayley Scamurra, Maddie Elia, Lisa Chesson, and Corinne Buie. In the realm of … Continue reading Metropolitan Riveters News Round-Up
On May 15th, 2018, The National Women's Hockey League officially expanded for the first time! The NWHL added Minnesota as their fifth team, in addition to their original "founding four" teams. When the league was established in 2015, there were four teams; the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, and New York (now Metropolitan) Riveters. … Continue reading Welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to the NWHL
Last weekend, the NWHL held their first playoff games of the 2017-2018 season. On Saturday, March 17th, the Boston Pride visited the Buffalo Beauts, with the latter-mentioned team coming out victorious. The next day, Sunday, March 18th, the Metropolitan Riveters hosted the Connecticut Whale, with the aforementioned team emerging as the winner. The Isobel Cup … Continue reading NWHL Playoffs 2018: First Round Recap and Isobel Cup Final Preview
It's that time of the year again! The two final regular season NWHL games will be played this upcoming weekend. The Boston Pride will be stopping in Buffalo to face the Beauts at 5:30 PM on Saturday, March 17th, and the Connecticut Whale will be visiting the Metropolitan Riveters on Sunday, March 18th, at 7:30 … Continue reading NWHL Playoffs Preview 2018
What does women’s hockey mean to me? I asked myself this loaded question before writing this. To me, women’s hockey is the ultimate example of part of the glass ceiling finally being broken. Something that is known as a “manly sport” isn’t just for men. Women, and even those who identify as something other than … Continue reading What Does Women’s Hockey Mean to Me?
So you just watched the USA vs. Canada women's hockey gold medal game the other night. I'm assuming you did, because, well, everyone did. Let's say you loved it, and you want to continue to support women's hockey. It's an amazing cause to get behind, and the world of women's hockey has made a ton … Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Supporting Women’s Hockey