“Am I hurting the sport if I choose the N.W.H.L.?”
A tough call all around:
“Enter the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association, which aims to create a professional league that provides livable salaries so its athletes would not need second jobs.”
And how is that working out?
It did not appear to me that the game against the Shark alumni, which was free to attend and the marque event, wasn't very well attended. 2-2.5K would be my guess. The game in Canada couldn’t have shoe horned in 1000 people.
This will all come to a head when the money from USA Hockey ends in a couple years, if not sooner.
Anybody know how the Swedish boycott is working out? Anybody care?
My guess is that a re-match of the Finland-USA IHF could have drawn in 10K people over a several city tour, , I know I'd have liked to see it, but that opportunity has passed.
Former BC star Allie Thunstrom is still "speedy".
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I saw on Instagram that reps from the NWHL will ring the Nasdaq opening bell on Monday. Curious to see which, if any, players will be on hand.
I went on twitch the other day and attempted to stream a past game on my tv. The stream showed it had 212 views. The production was really weak. Pxp and color commentating were good, but the rest was really weak and ultimately unwatchable imo. Sound came in and off due to copyright restrictions for example. The hockey product would have been fine for me, a die hard fan, but the production was bad.
This is a long essay but it includes the attendance reference I made above. NWHL fans may enjoy this long read by an ACHA fan who is following the ACHA players in the NW. https://clockeyessays.com/2019/12/16/the-pros/
Providence alumna Janine Weber is playing for the Whale today on a PTO. She last played in the league in 17-18 for the Pride and was an All Star that season. Her best season with the league was 16-17 when she scored 22 points in 17 games while playing for the Riveters.
The Whale also had 2 defenders playing this weekend on PTOs. Brinna Dochniak (RIT '19) and Laurel Hill (St. Norbert '14) played to help alleviate missing two defenders to injury.
The shorthanded group managed to pick up the Whale's first win, with Dochniak assisting on a Kendra Broad score and Hill skating as both a defender and forward.
Last edited by Scott_TG; 01-12-2020 at 11:57 AM.
I would guess the ones that got a degree in something usefull and went to work are making pretty good money by now, even if they didn't immediately out of college.
Obviously some got a hockey related job that pays decent money, but that isn't the norm.
Local Boston story from Jan 14 about the Pride's season so far and about Denna Laing
This looks like it could be fun!
NHL All-Star Weekend adds Elite Women's 3-on-3 game
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“ . . . a corporate social responsibility goal of making fans feel good about the N.H.L. as opposed to actually advancing women’s hockey.”
SUNY Plattsburgh Class of 2012
Proud alumn of WQKE
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