THE BOSTON PRIDE ADD MASS HOCKEY TO THEIR LINEUP!
Massachusetts Hockey has now become an Official Partner of the Boston Pride!
January 14, 2020 – The Boston Pride, the reigning champion of the 6-team National Women’s Hockey League announced an official partnership with Massachusetts Hockey in advance of their 2021 bubble season in Lake Placid, NY later this month. The two organizations are teaming up to continue the advancement of girls’ and women’s hockey in the Bay State by increasing visibility for the women’s game, and providing role models to the next generation.
“We are excited to partner with the Boston Pride and continue to promote and grow the number of female players in Massachusetts,” stated Bob Joyce, President of Massachusetts Hockey. “The Pride has proven their commitment to making the game more accessible for females and their presence in our region provides our players with role models that previous generations of players did not have. We look forward to a successful partnership and wish the Pride good luck in their upcoming NWHL season in Lake Placid.”
To kick off this partnership, each female registered hockey player age 14-and under in the state will receive a special Boston Pride hockey poster in the mail. The two organizations will launch a coaching ambassador program in the Fall of 2021. This program will enable youth organizations in Massachusetts to work with a Boston Pride player as a coaching ambassador to their program. The partnership will also yield the launch of additional co-marketing and player development initiatives.
“This partnership really hits home for our organization and many of us on a personal level,” said Boston Pride President, Hayley Moore who was raised in Wakefield, MA. “I remember growing up as the first girl to play in the Wakefield Youth Hockey program, with not a female coach insight. For our Boston Pride players to be able to work directly with the programs in Massachusetts and be role models for the next generations means everything to us.”
Female hockey players in Massachusetts should keep an eye on their mailboxes in mid-January and youth organizations can stay tuned for more information on the ambassador program coming out in late Spring of 2021.
About Massachusetts Hockey
Massachusetts Hockey is an affiliate of USA Hockey, Inc. for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They are the nationally recognized body responsible for the administration and development of ice hockey in Massachusetts.
About the Boston Pride
The Boston Pride is a professional women's ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are one of the founding four franchises of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The Pride plays their games at Warrior Ice Arena, which is also the practice facility for the Boston Bruins. They won the inaugural Isobel Cup in 2016 and finished the 2019-20 season as Champions with a 23-1 regular-season record. For more information about the Boston Pride, please visit www.pride.nwhl.zone