August 10, 2017, Brooklyn, NY – Individual game tickets for the 2017-18 National Women’s Hockey League regular season will go on sale beginning this coming Monday, Aug. 14 at 2:00 pm ET at NWHL.zone.
“This is going to be an incredible year for women’s hockey and the NWHL,” said Commissioner Dani Rylan. “We’re really proud of our players and everything we have in-store for this season. We are dedicated to giving the fans the best, because their allegiance to the NWHL and the game has been overwhelming.”
As part of the NWHL’s way of thanking fans, all players from the home team will continue the league’s tradition of being available for an autograph and photograph session for all ticketholders after each game.
The season kicks off with the Riveters’ home opener on Saturday, Oct. 28 against Boston at 2:00 pm in Newark.
“We have such incredible fans in every market in this league – especially, in my view, with the Riveters,” said Katie Fitzgerald, who was named NWHL Goaltender of the Year last season. “Thank you so much to all the fans for making this experience even better than I could have ever imagined. I’m really excited for the season to start. We have an awesome group and it’s going to be a great season in the NWHL, so I really hope people get their tickets and come out and support us. We promise you a great time at the rink.”
The Whale celebrates a return to Stamford also on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2:30 pm at Terry Conners Ice Rink when they take on the Riveters.
“The best part of being in the NWHL is seeing the young girls at our games and realizing they now have something to dream about,” said Connecticut forward Sam Faber. “Season three is going to be a great season for the Whale. With our return to Stamford, we really want to grow our fan base. Everyone that comes to an NWHL game becomes a fan for life because they see the quality of play, the excitement of the games, and then they get to talk about it with the players after the games. It’s a great experience. A big shout out to all of our loyal fans. I can't wait for Oct. 28th! I hope everyone comes out to support the NWHL this season and for many years to come.”
The Boston Pride host their home opener at Warrior Ice Arena the following weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 pm against Connecticut.
“We believe we have a hockey team the fans of Boston can be really proud of,” said new Pride forward Janine Weber, who joined the team this offseason after two years with the Riveters. “We appreciate all of our loyal fans and extend an invitation to anyone who wants to give the NWHL a try. I’m confident you’ll have a great time at the game. It’s the rare major pro sporting event where the players come face-to-face with their fans for autographs and photographs just a few minutes after the game is over. So let’s fill the arena every night, Pride fans”!
After meeting the Riveters in Rochester a week earlier, the Isobel Cup champion Beauts host their first game of the season in Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 pm when they face Boston at Harborcenter.
"A lot of people out there still don't know the caliber of entertainment we have to offer – a product that is among the best in the world for our sport,” said Buffalo defender Sarah Casorso. “We have been really lucky to have such a supportive fan base in Buffalo. That support helps push us to the next level each and every game! My teammates and I hope to see our fans at the Harborcenter and would love to see many more new ones. You won’t be disappointed”!
For team-by-team schedules, please visit nwhl.zone
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players and share in revenue from select apparel sales. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015 with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The first two winners of the Isobel Cup were the Pride (2016) and the Beauts (2017).
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