New York Rangers will cheer on Whale & Riveters in upcoming NWHL season.

“The New York Rangers have arranged to have 25 “Fan Faces” featuring every member of their roster when the Whale and Riveters compete in the upcoming “bubble” NWHL season in Lake Placid.” … More New York Rangers will cheer on Whale & Riveters in upcoming NWHL season.

2018 in Review: Writing Edition

In 2018, I wrote about the deplorable conditions at Sky Blue FC for Deadspin, the impact of Willie O’Ree’s induction to the Hockey Hall for Fansided, Miye D’Oench on privilege in hockey & society for ThinkProgress, and much more. It was a good year! … More 2018 in Review: Writing Edition

Five at The IX featuring Ailish Forfar

Ailish is a rockstar! I spoke with her a week ago about her time covering the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games for Samsung. Enjoy! Erica L. Ayala: Let’s start with South Korea. You got to go Olympics, the Paralympics, and cover that for Samsung. How did that opportunity come about? Ailish Forfar: I started a second degree at Ryerson … More Five at The IX featuring Ailish Forfar

ICYMI: The IX Newsletter talks to Val Ackerman about the future of women’s ice hockey

Hi all: I haven’t updates in a while, but ahead of my next hockey edition of The IX Newsletter, I wanted to repost my interview with Val Ackerman from last week. You might recognize the name Val Ackerman from her time with the NBA, USA Basketball, the first WNBA President, or as the current commissioner … More ICYMI: The IX Newsletter talks to Val Ackerman about the future of women’s ice hockey

The IX Newsletter: The economics of Hayley Wickenheiser’s argument

Before we concretely determine blame for the state of women’s hockey, let’s review the history of subsidies for professional sports. … More The IX Newsletter: The economics of Hayley Wickenheiser’s argument

Five at The IX Newsletter: Shannon Szabados

Below is my quick interview with Shannon Szabados for The IX Newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to the FREE newsletter to receive weekly updates for women’s soccer (Mondays), basketball (Wednesdays) and hockey (with me on Fridays). Legendary goaltender Shannon Szabados, Buffalo Beauts Erica L. Ayala: What do you think will be some adjustments as you prepare … More Five at The IX Newsletter: Shannon Szabados

ICYMI: Five at The IX with Blake Bolden

Last week, I caught up with HC Lugano defender (winger & center, more on that below) Blake Bolden just before a belated birthday trip. While playing her first season abroad, Bolden helped Lugano return to the championship series against the ZSC Lions. Lugano took the Lions to three games, but ultimately fell to 5-1. Bolden … More ICYMI: Five at The IX with Blake Bolden