2022-2023 Games 3 and 4 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs Aisulu Almaty; Game 5 – vs Salzburg Eagles (Approximately 5 min. read). The Eagles’ early success in the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) has extended into our second week of play. In our second series, we faced Aisulu Almaty, from Kazakstan, followed by a gameContinue reading “EWHL WK 2: 6 Points and Our First Setback”
2022-2023 Games 1 and 2 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs Silesian Katowice (Approximately 3 min. read). The Eagles got off to a successful start in the new season of the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL). Last weekend, we celebrated two wins and five points against Silesian Katowice, the league’s Polish opponent. The local paper hilariouslyContinue reading “EWHL WK 1: 5 Points”
(Approximately 9 minute read) In an earlier post, I wrote about The Last Game documentary and its filming in Scotland during the COP26 global climate conference last November. That was only one reason for the trip. Athletes Assembly Last summer, I joined EcoAthletes, a climate advocacy nonprofit that seeks to leverage the platform and socialContinue reading “SPORTS@COP: Athlete Advocacy for Climate Action”
A Documentary to Save Hockey and the Planet (Approximately 11-minute read) “When you find out what people care about, and connect climate impacts directly to the values people have, they can see that caring about climate change is already integral to who they are.” Katharine Hayhoe in Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for HopeContinue reading “The Last Game”
2021-22 Games 8 and 9 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs HC SKP Bratislava and KEHV Lakers (Approximately 4 minute read) [This posted was drafted in December and forgotten about. Better late than never.] After a break for Team Italy’s qualification bid to the Beijing Olympics (which I wrote about for the Ice Garden, here), weContinue reading “EWHL Weeks 5 & 6”
2021-22 Games 6 and 7 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs EHV Sabres Vienna (Approximately 4 minute read) After the long road-trip last weekend, we had two practices. As is often the case with players traveling from far away and work conflicts, we were short on players. I felt apprehensive going into the weekend, particularly becauseContinue reading “EWHL Week 4: Know Your Role”
2021-22 Games 4 and 5 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs SKP Bratislava and KSV Neuberg Highlanders (Approximately 6 min read) Travel After looking forward to three practices as a team this week, I was disappointed when my throat started scratching and nose running after the game last Saturday. I missed the second half of ourContinue reading “EWHL Week 3: Sleep Challenges and A Long Bus Trip”
2021-22 Game 3 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs KSV Neuberg Highlanders (Approximately 8 minute read) Olympic Pre-qualification Break After our disappointing 0-2 start against the Kazakstani team, we went into a two week long Olympic Pre-qualification break. Ten of my new teammates and our Coach left to face off against Spain, Austria, and Kazakstan forContinue reading “EWHL Week 2: La Prima Vittoria”
The Potential of the IIHF (Approximately 6 minute read) My second game in the EWHL featured my first road trip of the season. A twelve hour game-day roundtrip, to be exact. I’m a little notorious among teammates for spiraling into deep conversations on post-game travel. This trip was no exception. The IIHF Election As weContinue reading “Road Trip Ramblings: IIHF Elections”
2021-22 Games 1 and 2 – EV Bolzano Eagles Vs Aisulu Almaty (Approximately 6 minute read) After only three weeks and nine practices, I can’t believe it’s already game time. My start in the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) began with a two game series against a team from Kazakhstan called Aisulu Almaty. This wasContinue reading “EWHL Week 1: Brushing Off the Mental Rust”
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