With all of the home games in November, Winter was nice enough to let me cover yesterday afternoon’s game between the Bruins and the Hurricanes. I’m used to covering games in the AHL where the press areas are much smaller and the outfits are much more casual. A usual game day outfit for me consists of skinny jeans (or colored pants) and a sweater. There are usually only a couple of us there and it’s unusual to get someone dressed up.
Of course, the NHL is entirely different. They have a whole level dedicated to media, scouts, and other personnel. The dress code is a little different too. You can’t show up in jeans and a sweater to call it a day. One rule is the same, though. Don’t wear the colors of the opposing team. I was lucky enough to cover a game last season as well and through a series of events, that game ended up being against the Lightning. I had planned the perfect outfit but the problem? It was blue and royal blue. So, I had to come up with a different outfit and save that outfit for a later day. This time, against the Carolina Hurricanes, there was no issue of colors.
Black button sweater – Target
Black ribbed long sleeve – Target
Royal blue pencil skirt – Macy’s
Black tights – Target
Black ankle booties – DSW
I can’t remember the pricing, but since most of it comes from Target I would assume it was not that expensive. Another tip for press level (at least in Boston): bring a sweater! Seriously, it’s cold up there even though you’re so far from the ice. Make sure you layer.