This Friday and Saturday, Red Bull is bringing their Crashed Ice event to the iconic Fenway Park in Boston. Red Bull-sponsored Les Canadiennes de Montreal player Hilary Knight will be on hand as a judge for the freestyle event Friday.
But first, she — and Boston Pride players Brittany Ott, Lexi Bender, and Jordan Smelker — will be testing out the course on this afternoon, during a media day for the weekend.
This got us at The Ice Garden thinking ... if there was an all Women’s Hockey Crashed Ice event, who would participate? What would the heats be?
We never figured out who would win, so let us know who you think beats the competition in the comments!
Dana Trivigno / Kendall Coyne Schofield / Erica Lawler / Rebecca Russo
Coyne Schofield might take the cake here because she would just zoom past everyone. But honestly, is that the right strategy for Crashed Ice? I don’t know because I’ve never done it.
Hilary Knight / Kelley Steadman / Natalie Spooner / Mira Jalosuo
Are Spooner’s skates sharper than her eyeliner wings? We’d find out here.
Jess Jones / Kelly Babstock / Rebecca Vint / Maddie Elia
Do we need to explain? Trivigno probably could have fit in here too.
Amanda Leveille / Brittany Ott / Kimberly Sass
Geneviève Lacasse / Erica Howe / Noora Räty
The goalies would go down in full gear, so only three would go at a time, hence the need for two goalie heats. I guess we’ll see how Ott does today.
Erin Connolly (BC) / Loren Gabel (Clarkson) / Daryl Watts (BC) / Emma Maltais (OSU)
Megan Keller could also be in this group but, in this hypothetical situation, we didn’t want to make BC fans panic anymore then necessary.
Fanny Rask / Michelle Karvinen / Isabell Palm / Rosa Lindstedt
Why not? Crashed Ice is an international phenomenon.
Haley Skarupa / Allie Thunstrom / Kaleigh Fratkin
Jillian Saulnier / Jamie Lee Rattray / Laura Fortino / Meghan Agosta
Wildcard is really just a short way of saying “we couldn’t figure out where also to put these players but we think they would participate.”
Gillian Apps / Angela Ruggiero / Julie Chu / Emma Eliasson / Emma Terho
Some of them may have been out of the game for a while, but we bet they could still have a respectable run.