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NWHL: Puck Drops on Inaugural Season

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Women playing hockey, cool. Women getting paid to play hockey, amazing!

This past weekend the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) kicked off in Stamford, CT and Buffalo, NY, two major hockey towns. Up in Buffalo the party got started when “The First Women of Hockey”, Manon Rheaume, dropped the ceremonial puck. Rheaume was the first women to play in the NHL. In Stamford, the commissioner of the NWHL, Dani Ryan, dropped the puck.

Our New York based team is the New York Riveters, who versed the Connecticut Whale in game one. The Riveters fell to the Whale 4-1, the Whale celebrated their first win in front of a sold out crowd and Jessica Koizumi scored the first ever goal in the NWHL. Brooke Ammerman scored the only goal for the Riverters.

Keep up with Double G to get all the information on the New York Riveters and NWHL, the following is the roster for the NY Riveters:


Forwards:                                                                  Defenseman:

Brooke Ammerman                                                                        Kiira Dosdall

Erin Barley – Maloney                                                                    Gabie Figueroa

Lyudmila Belyakoua                                                                        Ashley Johnston

Celeste Brown                                                                                  Amber Moore

Meghan Fardelmann                                                                      Elena Orlando

Morgan Fritz-Ward

Beth Hanrahan                                                                                  Goaltenders:

Taylor Holze

Bray Ketchum                                                                                    Nana Fujimoto

Sydney Kidd                                                                                       Sheane Lundberg

Madison Packer                                                                                Jenny Scrivens

Margot Scharfe

Cherie Stewart


The Riveters have their home opener this Sunday at 7pm in Brooklyn at the Aviator Sports & Events Center, against the Boston Pride who defeated the Buffalo Beauts 4-1.

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