We’re spending our Sunday morning at the Darien Ice Rink. Love the hockey supplies vending machine in this facility! Anything your child may need, or have forgotten, can be had without the overhead of a pro shop!
Last night the family headed to Aviator Arena in Brooklyn to watch the NY Riveters vs CT Whale hockey game. Our children’s own hockey game schedules are so busy that we don’t usually have time to catch the Sunday night game, but the holiday’s gave us a reprieve from the regular rigor of practice and game. It proved to be the perfect transition from the slower paced holiday-break lifestyle back into our regular pace of life.
Friends and Hockey Families,
Hopefully you know the NWHL, the National Women’s Hockey League – the first-ever all women’s professional paid hockey league – is launching its inaugural season. The league will host the best of the best in women’s hockey from around the world; the impact from this league is bigger than we could ever imagine…
The NWHL is having a fundraising dinner called Skates and Plates on Thursday, October 8th. Join passionate supporters of women’s hockey for an evening filled with players, special guest speakers, and silent auction items.
Please visit this link – nwhl.co/skates-plates – to learn more and hopefully attend the dinner or support the cause.
Exciting news…the NWHL – National Women’s Hockey League – had their first draft yesterday. That means we’re 1 step closer to dropping the puck on the inaugural season this fall!
The draft culled an amazing group of women from top level colleges. This first season of professional women’s hockey promises to be an exciting one.
The NYC team, the NY Riveters, will be playing out of Long Island beginning in October. Details to be announced.
by the site of a U8 and U10 girls scrimmage – the next generation of NWHLers, inspired and excited for a chance to play professional hockey!
“We’re thrilled to be launching the first-ever paid professional women’s hockey league and creating a platform for these talented women,” says Rylan. “We look forward to helping grow the sport for the best players in the world, and giving these women a place to shine.”
The NWHL will start with four teams and plans to expand the league with additional teams and locations across North America. The founding four teams are the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The inaugural NWHL season will take place from October to March, including preseason, an All-Star weekend and playoffs. The puck is set to drop for the regular season on October 17, 2015 and playoffs will conclude the season in March 2015.
Boasting a recent win at the Empire State Games, the Central Park Senior Lady Hawks women’s team is now preparing for the USA National Hockey Championships in Green Bay, WI March 26-30, 2015.
coaches are volunteers and all expenses are solely up to the players. The Senior Lady Hawks are an off-shoot of the girls Lady Hawks – a program consists of U8, U10, U12 and U14 that are currently NYC’s only all-girl hockey teams.
The senior team heading to the Nationals was created from the Thursday Night Skate where over 40 high level, passionate player’s revel in an all-female environment. As the senior team thrives, the young women volunteer their time to mentor the girls Lady Hawks program, being positive role models for the next generation of female hockey players and potentially growing the Thursday Night Skate program into a more permanent league.