EWHL WK 2: 6 Points and Our First Setback

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”

EWHL WK 1: 5 Points

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”

Sus-Days and Climate Despair

(Approximately 7 min read) It’s a normal Thursday evening. We’ve just completed our early season five-kilometer run-test and have returned to the locker room. As we change for on-ice practice, I pause and reflect on the typical chit chat around me and wonder if I am losing my mind. It all seems so meaningless. YouContinue reading “Sus-Days and Climate Despair”

Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant

My Experience as a Kitchen Helper at a Vegan Restaurant (Approx. 6 min. read) An Instagram Ad Last November, as my time at the Brunnenburg farm was winding down, I scrolled past an instagram story: “kitchen helper wanted.” It was the only vegan spot in Bolzano. I had just returned from a mid-hockey-season trip toContinue reading “Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant”

Very Italian Vegan Christmas

Arese, Lombardy, Italy – Family Christmas (Approximately 4 minute read) I’m finally free from two-weeks of Covid prison and ready to tell you about the most delicious and varied holiday meal I’ve ever had. My Aunt Antoinette is an amazing cook and always impresses me, but this multi-course Christmas extravaganza really brought things to anotherContinue reading “Very Italian Vegan Christmas”

EWHL Week 3: Sleep Challenges and A Long Bus Trip

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”

EWHL Week 2: La Prima Vittoria

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”

Road Trip Ramblings: IIHF Elections

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”

EWHL Week 1: Brushing Off the Mental Rust

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”

Italian Wine, American Roots – No, Literally

Day 2 at Brunnenburg Castle – Traditional Alpine Farming (Approximately 3 min read) The commute today was a little bit slower… my bus got trapped behind a tractor chugging uphill at its own pace, unperturbed by the line of cars in its wake. But once I arrived, the stop-and-go bus was quickly forgotten because IContinue reading “Italian Wine, American Roots – No, Literally”