By, Susie Lai
Now that we’re almost through the season (!!!), it's time for a check in! It’s crazy to think that we’re entering the final week of games before the playoffs. With the inaugural regular season wrapping up this weekend, let’s see what we’ve learned so far.
Captain Courtney was gracious enough to host a chalk talk session before games during week 2, and it was well attended! It was a great way to really talk about the game, go over common hockey lingo, review positioning, and discuss game strategy. Our league is made up of players with a wide range of experiences, and what better way to get better than to learn from each other?
With every team playing two games each Saturday, all of the players quickly realized that there were some essential–and unexpected–MVPs on those hot sunny days out on the rink. So let’s give some stick taps to the following:
HOCKEY STAT LEADERS!
We’re a hockey league, so of course we have stats to talk about. WBH member Courtney Ryan currently leads the league in goals and is tied with Black Widow linemates, Ellie Milewski and Marcella Coulson, for our overall point leaders. Meanwhile, Nimbus 2000’s Iz Fuerter sits at the top of the assists leaderboard. But wait…what’s the coolest thing about our current stats you ask? Every single team has multiple players representing on the leaderboards. Every week someone new gets their first goal or first assist of the season, and it’s incredibly exciting to celebrate. Talk about team. Talk about community.
As we head towards the end of the season, we strive to continue growing this game. For each of the teams, playoffs and the potential to lift the first ever Womens Ball Hockey NYC cup looms overhead as a bright possibility. Who will win it all? Black Widows have been on a killer run lately, but these last few weeks could change everything. Both Nimbus and The Yettis are chomping at the bit to catch up and gain momentum going into the playoffs. Needless to say, it’s going to be a fun ride this week with playoff seeding on the line…game on!