By Rochelle Bergman

The year is 2015. The place is the east coast of North America on the planet Earth. People all over the planet are in awe and are standing in fixed stares. A game is being played in a different and unique way. A game to watch with their family and friends. A game which is old but is watched by many. Take a look at the new spin on an old tradition! Come out of your comfort zone and catch the new and exciting world of the New Women’s Hockey League or N.W.H.L. for short.

Yes Virginia, there is an American women’s league!

Wow! It is about time! I have been waiting for this since the 70s!

Four teams make up this unique league: Buffalo Beauts, Boston Pride, New York Riveters and the Connecticut Whale. The season is from October to March which includes the preseason and the playoffs. There will be nine home games and nine away games. My heart is beating faster all ready and my palms are starting to grow sweaty! I wonder if I could join? Ok, I am a bit older, some say over 50 while I say 25!  But I am in good shape still! Maybe a water girl then or a skate sharpener?

The N.W.H.L. is a non-profit foundation that helps the growth of hockey with the financial support of teams and players. The foundation also aids in the education, training and opportunities for females to enjoy the sport. One of the goals is to teach core values like the other hockey leagues, which includes: loyalty, teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment and such.

There is so much good stuff to this so come out and see how an old sport is played in a new way!

 

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, her team is always the Toronto Maple Leafs. Instead of falling for movie stars, Rochelle fell for hockey players. As she grew up, her passion grew to include wanting to be the first female NHL player, the first female 'water' girl for her team and catching a true NHL puck. She did try for the puck, only to learn that A) the puck could have killed her, if she tried to get it or B) you needed to buy one. Years later Rochelle still loves the game! Now a days instead of wanting to join the players, (don't let her fool you, she still wants to join the team) she writes about them. Her one wish in the world is to be alive when the Toronto Maple Leafs win their next Stanley Cup! Rochelle has a certificate in Marketing/Communications at the British Columbia School of Technology and a writing certificate from Simon Fraser University. She has started her own writing company, "From Rochelle's Pen".

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