WWFHA announces Big Sister – Little Sister partnership with New York Riveters women’s professional ice hockey

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Western Washington Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) of Shoreline proudly announces the Big Sister – Little Sister partnership between the New York Riveters women’s professional ice hockey team in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and WWFHA’s Washington Wild teams.

The Washington Wild makes history as the first-ever ‘Little Sister’ team partnered with a ‘Big Sister’ team in the NWHL. The NY Riveters and Washington Wild partnership grew from WWFHA’s desire to connect their female student athletes on the Washington Wild teams with role models from the women’s professional hockey league.

Because the Riveters boast five west coast players — four from California and one from Montana--they are an ideal sister-team for the Washington Wild. In addition, the Wild teams include several players of Japanese descent, and the NY Riveters drafted goaltender Nana Fujimoto from Sapporo, Japan.

Wild players will have the opportunity to connect with their favorite NY Riveter players and possibly meet them at a future, local event hosted by WWFHA.

NWHL, the first-ever all women’s professional paid hockey league, debuted October 11, 2015 when the Buffalo Beauts battled the Boston Pride at HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY.

The NWHL started with four teams and plans to expand with additional teams in locations across North America. The Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters make up the founding four teams. Each team hosts nine home games throughout the season with themes to honor and create awareness around various causes and organizations; e.g., breast cancer awareness, military appreciation, and more.

More information about the NWHL and the NY Riveters
More information on the WWFHA Washington Wild


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