In the fifth episode of Don’t Snow the Goalie: The NWHL’s Very Secret Preseason Games, Kate Cimini (who goes here by Kate Prime), Hannah Bevis and Kate Reeher (Kate 2) talk far too long and have far too good a time for this to just be any old hockey podcast.
We talk about the media days and first practices of the New York Riveters and the Connecticut Whale, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. She covers which athletes stood out to her, and the different styles of play from goalie to goalie. Hannah gets very excited about the mention of her favorite dark horse, Celeste Brown.
Next, we cover the Minnesota Whitecaps preseason games, as well as the other, Very Secret Preseason Games that Kate 2 covers in greater detail for us.
We also talked about some exciting news about exhibition games that some NWHL teams will play, most notably a game later this year where the New York Riveters will go to Japan to take on ‘Team Smile’, Japan’s national team. Questions like whether Nana Fujimoto will play for the Riveters or for her country have yet to be determined, but an international contest with an up-and-coming national team will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the NWHL season.
For the mailbag, DSTG brought back a question from last week about what college teams each of us would be cheering for (and someone got sidetracked to Spanish soccer teams) and also made a clarification about the CWHL contract dates we mentioned on a previous podcast. Also discussed was whether or not the Minnesota Whitecaps would make a good expansion team for the NWHL if they decide to move west.
As always, you can find us all on Twitter @lightsthelamp, @madecunningly and @Hannah_Bevis1. You can also email us at [email protected] Thanks for listening!