Riveters Unable to Overcome Boston

by Erica L. Ayala Oct 26, 2016, 7:00a for The Ice Garden Riveters Notebook It was another good start for the Riveters on Sunday against the Boston Pride. Bray Ketchum scored the first goal of the game. However, New York’s 1-0 lead would not last, as Boston scored four unanswered goals to win their fourth straight … More Riveters Unable to Overcome Boston

“Welcome to The Ice Garden”

I will be a contributor to the latest Women’s Ice Hockey site, The Ice Garden.  Looking forward to working with an amazing team! Here are a few words from the site manager, Hannah Bevis: Welcome, at last, to The Ice Garden. Our mission, plain and simple, is to tell the stories of all the women in … More “Welcome to The Ice Garden”

New Captain Molly Engstrom Leading the Connecticut Whale to a Hot Start

October 24, 2016|Erica Ayala for MyWSports With the announcement of the retirement of team captain Jessica Koizumi, the Connecticut Whale was in the market for a new player to don the letter “C” on the new home jerseys.  For the team, one player stood out as the perfect leader to captain the team on the … More New Captain Molly Engstrom Leading the Connecticut Whale to a Hot Start

New Season, Same Riveters?

Riveters fall to Whale in home opener, drop second straight game by Erica L. Ayala Oct 18, 2016, 9:55am via The Ice Garden Without Amanda Kessel and Janine Weber in the lineup last weekend, the Riveters struggled putting the puck in the net.Nina Weiss General manager and head coach Chad Wiseman made many off-season moves … More New Season, Same Riveters?

“Oh, so you’re not really black!” Reflections of a Black Latina in the Social Justice Movement

Contributed by Erica L. Ayala The history of black people is beautifully complex.   Blackness is defined different ways by many different people.  I love being black, I love being a Latina, and I l… Source: “Oh, so you’re not really black!” Reflections of a Black Latina in the Social Justice Movement

Boston Pride Documentary Review

Championship video centers on Pride’s win, larger storylines in NWHL. by Erica L. Ayala Oct 12, 2016, for The Ice Garden Over the weekend, the media was offered a special viewing of “The 2015-16 Boston Pride: A Dream Born With Isobel.” The 30-minute documentary is an NWHL film, in association with 2 Twenty 2 Productions. … More Boston Pride Documentary Review

“Whirlwind summer brings Katie Fitzgerald to Riveters” for The Ice Garden

Prior to August, Katie Fitzgerald assumed her hockey career was over after four seasons with St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). In 78 games, Fitzgerald posted 2,209 saves, ranking her fourth in career saves for the Huskies. Additionally, her .908% save percentage is ranked third in the program’s history. Just … More “Whirlwind summer brings Katie Fitzgerald to Riveters” for The Ice Garden

ICYMI: Cheryl Reeve named Coach of the Year

On September 30th, the WNBA announced the winner of the 2016 Coach of the Year Award.  Here is an excerpt from the WNBA press release: “In Reeve’s seventh season as Minnesota coach, the Lynx set a franchise record for wins (28) and winning percentage (.824). Minnesota posted the WNBA’s best regular-season record for the fourth … More ICYMI: Cheryl Reeve named Coach of the Year

Welcome to The Ice Garden!

Excited to be part of the new SB Nation Women’s Ice Hockey site. Here are a few words from the site manager, Hannah Bevis: Welcome, at last, to The Ice Garden. Our mission, plain and simple, is to tell the stories of all the women in hockey, from the CWHL and NWHL to college hockey … More Welcome to The Ice Garden!