September 6, 2018 – The NWHL and SDHL today announced that the first-ever Champions Cup, featuring the Isobel Cup champion Metropolitan Riveters and SDHL champion Luleå Hockey, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at Princeton University’s iconic Hobey Baker Rink.
Tickets for this match of professional women’s hockey league champions are just $20 and are available now HERE.
“The inaugural Champions Cup, in partnership with our friends at the SDHL, is the first-ever game between champions in professional women’s hockey leagues in North America and Europe,” said NWHL Founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan. “We believe that Baker Rink is the perfect setting for this historic event, and we thank our friends at Princeton for welcoming us at this historic venue.”
Among the players returning to play at Baker Rink will be Riveters defender and NWHL All-Star Kelsey Koelzer, who played at Princeton. In addition, Riveters forward Kelly Nash is an assistant coach of the Princeton women’s hockey team.
Baker Rink is one of the most storied venues in college hockey. The arena was built over nine decades ago, and has recently undergone a number of renovations. The 2,000-seat rink will provide an incredible backdrop for this monumental international matchup.
“Like our colleagues at the NWHL, the SDHL believes strongly in collaboration across all leagues to help push women's hockey forward,” said SDHL Commercial Director Angelica Lindeberg. “We're looking forward to competing in this groundbreaking event, and we’re pleased that it’s being held at such a prestigious university as Princeton. May the best team win!”
About the National Women’s Hockey League
?Established in 2015, the NWHL became the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players and share in revenue from select apparel sales. The mission of the league is to promote and develop women’s hockey, increase participation and interest in the sport at all levels, and shine a light on the role models that fill the rosters of all of its clubs. The league is made up of the Boston Pride (2016 Isobel Cup champions), Buffalo Beauts (2017 champions), Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters (2018 champions), and Minnesota Whitecaps. For more information, please visit NWHL.zone and follow the league on Twitter @NWHL, Facebook @NationalWomensHockeyLeague and on Instagram @NWHL.zone.