- Boston Blades Goalie Lauren Dahm stones Kunlun Red Star Forward Alex Carpenter. Al Saniuk
- Boston Pride Forward Sydney Daniels fires a shot on net against the Buffalo Beauts. Al Saniuk
- Boston Pride Goaltender Brittany Ott about to stop a puck in a very painful way. Al Saniuk
- Boston Pride Forward Jordan Smelker delays with the puck in the offensive zone. Al Saniuk
- Connecticut Whale Goaltender Sydney Rossman makes a difficult stop on Boston Pride Captain Jillian Dempsey. Al Saniuk
- Connecticut Whale Forward Emily Fluke shoots and scores the game winning goal in a shootout against the Boston Pride. Al Saniuk
- Connecticut Whale Defenseman Cydney Roesler takes a slapshot on net. Al Saniuk
- Connecticut Whale Forward Amanda Boulier fights through a stick check from Boston Pride Forward Jordan Smelker and carries the puck into the offensive zone. Al Saniuk
- Metropolitan Riveters Forward Erica Lawler narrowly avoids taking out Boston Pride Goaltender Brittany Ott on her way to the crease. Al Saniuk
- Boston Pride Forward Sydney Daniels gets a shot off on Metropolitan Riveters Goaltender Katie Fitzgerald while falling to the ice. Al Saniuk
- Metropolitan Riveters Forward Miye D'Oench with a wraparound attempt on Brittany Ott of the Boston Pride. Al Saniuk
- Concordia Stingers Forward Marie-Pascale Bernier scores a beautiful goal against Northeastern on a breakaway. Al Saniuk
- Team USA Defenseman Emily Pfalzer scores the lone goal against Team Canada during a pre-Olympic scrimmage in Boston on Oct 25th, 2017. Al Saniuk
This hockey season I had the pleasure of covering many different facets of women’s hockey. From the NCAA, to the NWHL, to the CWHL, and even some pre-Olympic coverage. This year I was really struck by the amount of skill I saw at all levels of play. From Concordia Stingers forward Marie-Pascale Bernier picking the top corner against Northeastern, to Lauren Dahm stoning Alex Carpenter, to Emily Pfalzer scoring the lone US goal at the pre-Olympic scrimmage between Team USA and Team Canada in Boston; all of these women showed immense skill. These women can play, and they deserve to be recognized for it.
I believe that the intensity of the Olympic rivalry between Canada and the USA has put a spotlight on women’s hockey this year. Much like the U.S. Women’s 1999 World Cup win did for soccer, I truly feel that the national team’s gold medal victory in PyeongChang this year will provide a boost to the visibility of the sport. The youth of today will be the pros of the future.
Organizations like The Ice Garden will be paramount to the overall success of women’s hockey. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to do my little part to help grow the game alongside such an amazing group of people.
Thank you for watching, and I hope you enjoy some of my best photos from this season.