My first stint as an announcer

On Saturday, I was able to fill in as the color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Matthew Falkenbury. When I first talked to Matt about the possibility of filling in, I was a bit nervous. To get more comfortable, I watched older broadcasts, particularly of the visiting team, the Buffalo Beauts. I reached out to Erik … More My first stint as an announcer

Riveters split the weekend slate, maintain control of second place

Rafter and Packer earn hat tricks in Connecticut Jan 31, 2017 for The Ice Garden Photo Credit: Pat McCarthy Before the weekend, we asked if New York could earn four points and maintain second place. The Riveters didn’t get a full sweep of the weekend, but did conclude the weekend in second place. After a tough … More Riveters split the weekend slate, maintain control of second place

2016 in Review: Morgan Fritz-Ward retires

I was able to chat with Morgan after it was announced she would retire from the NWHL.  It was an honor to be the first reporter Fritz-Ward spoke to after her decision.  I’d love to break the news that she’s returning to the league 😉 One last time for Morgan Fritz-Ward The NWHL All-Star discusses … More 2016 in Review: Morgan Fritz-Ward retires

Riveters Notebook: New York looks to draw up additional motivation

Sunday’s game against the Connecticut Whale had promise, but didn’t quite end the way the Riveters wanted. There were some “beautiful goals,” including a career first for Taylor Holze. However, the Riveters comeback was stymied by Whale veteran Kelly Babstock, who earned a hat trick in Newark. Riveters goaltender Katie Fitzgerald had a performance just … More Riveters Notebook: New York looks to draw up additional motivation

Team USA Ball Hockey shine bright at Holiday Bash

Cherie Stewart earns MVP honors For NWHL fans, two names on the Team USA Ball Hockey roster may look familiar. Cherie Stewart and Amber Moore, inaugural members of the New York Riveters, were included on the recent ASHI Ball Hockey roster ahead of the 2017 World Championships. TEAM USA WOMEN’S ROSTER ANNOUNCED In preparation for … More Team USA Ball Hockey shine bright at Holiday Bash

Riveters notebook: Unpacking an eventful weekend

New York looks to bounce back from two losses and a retirement Last weekend, Newark was jam-packed with NWHL action as the New York Riveters hosted Buffalo and Boston — as well as a teddy bear toss and retirement ceremony. On Saturday, Amanda Leveille and the Beauts took control of the Empire State series in … More Riveters notebook: Unpacking an eventful weekend

One last time for Morgan Fritz-Ward

The NWHL All-Star discusses her decision to retire On Sunday we say farewell to Morgan Fritz-Ward, the first casualty of a series of unfortunate circumstances. The NWHL released a statement on Friday announcing the retirement of the New York Riveters forward. The Ice Garden spoke with Fritz-Ward as she prepares to take her curtain call … More One last time for Morgan Fritz-Ward

Riveters eager to make a run for the Isobel Cup

Ashley Johnston discusses moving forward from salary cuts “The Riveters are your 2017 Isobel Cup Champions!” This is the phrase New York and their fans hope to hear come spring. “Every single girl in the locker room truly believes we can raise [the Isobel Cup] at the end of the year,” said captain Ashley Johnston … More Riveters eager to make a run for the Isobel Cup

VIDEO: Fun Extras with Rebecca Russo

With a lot of emotions surrounding the New York Riveters game last Sunday (check out a timeline of the NWHL player pay cuts ), I was glad to capture this moment. Watch as forward Rebecca Russo discusses a team tradition while dropping an awesome Mean Girls reference:  

Beauts take Game 2, defeat Riveters 4-3 in OT

by Erica L. Ayala for The Ice Garden  Nov 15, 2016 Leveille secures first win While it was the Riveters who came from behind on Saturday, the hosts bested their in-state rivals on Sunday in overtime. The hot-handed Katie Fitzgerald started in net for the Riveters, while rookie goalie Amanda Leveille got the start for Buffalo. … More Beauts take Game 2, defeat Riveters 4-3 in OT