As you may or may not know, this is the first season of the first women’s professional hockey league, the NWHL. ($20 tickets for general admission, which is the best deal you’ll get for a professional league; games are excellent and exceptionally fun and you can get as close as you want to the ice.)
Last Saturday my friend Ariel and I went to our first game and, of course, bought swag. Sunday morning, I wore my new Pride hat out to brunch, where I ran into #10 defensewoman, Blake Bolton!
I was super excited – that was a really cool experience and I was so excited to meet her! (She was very chill, too.)
Sunday afternoon, I got out of work early and decided to hit up the game because I was in the neighborhood (and had been dying all Saturday because I didn’t have my camera, which I did have Sunday.)
After Saturday’s win against the Buffalo Beauts, the Pride (in pink) took on the New York Riveters (in red/white).
They were playing the New York Riveters (love that name!) It was a super exciting game – 0-0 for the first 2 1/2 periods. 38 shots on the Riveters’ goalie, who was amazing.
Make no mistake, these women play fast, play well, and play hard.
I’d never shot hockey before and the quickness of the game is definitely a challenge I enjoyed!
Fighting for possession (the final score was 4-1 in favor of the Pride, but the last three minutes had some questionable coaching calls on the Riveters’ end. It should’ve been closer.)
The Riveters’ goalie was most impressive!
And finally, a Pride forward making the shot (and scoring on an empty net!)
Definitely go out and support your team if you live near any of the teams in the NWHL – it’s a fantastic league, their games are mad competitive and loads of fun, and right now they’re very affordable. I highly recommend it!