The excitement of the Professional Women's Hockey League is coming to Bridgeport
Team leaders say the excitement of the Professional Women's Hockey League is coming to Bridgeport, but they have yet to pick out a team name.
News 12 first introduced the new league this past November when its New York team began training at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.
"It's a great time to be a female athlete. The WNBA is popping off, the NWSL is popping off, women's hockey is getting there," said team forward Madison Packer.
Packer says they finally built a league girls can have a chance and deserve to play in.
The New York league has made headlines, capturing the first win in PWHL history this past Monday night, olympian Ella Shelton scored the first goal in league history.
"Being in the area that we are, you get to hit different communities, and I think that's what our fan base is," said Shelton.
Former Quinnipiac goalie Corinne Schroeder made nearly 30 saves in the inaugural game.
She says she's excited to skate in the home opener this Friday night at Total Mortgage Arena.
"Yea, I think it's exciting, it's really become a hockey state. I think it really brings all the fans out as well, young players in Connecticut, so it's good that they're able to feel a part of it as well," said Schroeder.
Head Coach Howie Draper recently attended his first New York Rangers game.
He says this league and the NHL aren't all that different.
"I think the emotion that our players and all of the players in this league play with, is the kind of emotion that's indicative of what I saw at the Rangers game with the fans," said Draper.
Friday's puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. It's a 24-game season. New York will play a total of 5 games in Bridgeport.
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