Three players from the St. Cloud State University hockey team.
I know, I know, a lot of sports related posts today, but…
WAH!! I miss hockey already!!
I don’t really like summer. a) it’s hot b) NO HOCKEY!
There’s actually a hockey magazine just for girls and women. Who knew? (well, I do NOW but…)
Cover girl is Katelyn Koester, a deaf hockey player who plays in Amherst, NY.
You can read more about her here.
“Dealing with Mean Girls” I imagine that article takes on a different meaning when you’re talking about hockey players.
Canada’s Angela James back in her playing days.
In addition to being one of the first two women in the Hockey Hall of Fame, she is only the second black player to make the Hockey Hall of Fame. (Grant Fuhr of the Edmonton Oilers being the other. I was surprised Willie O’Ree wasn’t in the Hall of Fame. And Jerome Igilna will be shortly after he retires, I’m sure.)
While I’m on the subject of awesome brunettes, how about the story of Angela James, who was one of the first two women (and the first Canadian woman) inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame once they finally changed their by-laws in 2009 to allow women to be nominated.
Angela James led Canada to a Gold Medal in the first ever Women’s World Championships in 1990 and scored 11 goals in 5 games. She also helped Canada to Gold in 1992, 1994 and 1997.
Fuckk, I miss hockey!!
I knew DITE was a rugby player, but I didn’t know she played hockey as well!
The Cornell women’s ice hockey team in the locker room.
Equal to home run celebrations? Scoring a goal celebrations! As in the first goal of the first ever home game for the Syracuse University women’s ice hockey team!
Hilary Knight of the USA WNT Hockey team. She scored the game-winning overtime goal against Canada yesterday to give the USA the World Championship Gold Medal for the third year in a row.
Yesterday, the USA hockey team won their third straight World Championship Gold Medal by defeating Canada 3-2 in overtime in the IIHF Women’s World Championships.
Even though it’s spelled totally different, I’ll post this picture to slip in a plug for the Buffalo SABRES shutting out the Flyers last night for the second time in their series to tie it up at 2 games apiece.
Anyway, these girls are members of the SOUHEGAN SABERS, a high school team out of Amherst, NH. I love the short girl with her jersey almost down to her knees. I can tell from that plus her grin plus just how she’s standing on her skates there, that she’s probably a real pistol.
Here’s the thing about ice hockey. It’s like other sports with a stick and a ball only you have to DO IT ALL ON SKATES!
Now this girl in this picture looks to me to be about 13-14 tops (this is a picture from a U16 league game). Know what I notice? How dirty the tape on her stick is. THAT is someone who is playing a lot of hockey already!
Getting ready for the hockey game…
The 2011 National Champions from Wisconsin celebrating their title victory.
Did you know there is also a Frozen Four? The NCAA Division I Championships for women’s Ice Hockey, which took place last week is Erie, PA and was won by Wisconsin.
Check out this great video for an idea of the kind of training and preparation hockey players go through.