Here at the Pink Puck, we cover hockey at all different levels. Just like there’s a difference with the ins and outs between an NHL and AHL game, there’s a difference in the way you dress in the different press boxes. While in the NHL, you have a whole level devoted to the media, scouts, and other team personnel, in the AHL you’re usually dealing with a press box. Things are a little more casual and you have more leeway with your clothing choice. Of course, it’s still a bad idea to wear colors supporting the opposing team.

For me, my AHL press-box must have clothing item is something bright. It ends up being pink a lot because (not surprisingly to anyone that knows me) that’s what I own the most of. With the more laid back atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to make a statement with bold colors.

The breakdown:

Pink sweater – Express (2 years ago), $30
White scoop neck shirt – Target, $8
Black polka-dot pants – Old Navy, $25
Black knee high boots – Aldo (they were a present)

AHL media tip: Always be aware of who’s around you. There are usually drastically fewer people in the press box at an AHL game, which gives you a chance to talk to other media or visiting scouts. You never know who you’ll meet and what you’ll learn!

A New England girl, born and raised, Jessica Higham has grown up loving few things more than hockey. Although she has never considered herself to be a good skater, she fell in love with hockey back when boys still had cooties and that love has only grown since. She genuinely wishes she had been alive to enjoy ‘Miracle on Ice’ and considers it to be one of the greatest moments in US history. Nothing compares to the feeling of September coming and signaling the start of a new season, complete with a whole new set of ups and downs. After having been an avid reader and occasional writer, Jessica wanted to try putting the two loves together and writing about hockey. Aside from hockey, Jessica also loves music, going to concerts, animals, and walking on the beach. Email: @JessicaHigham



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