Women’s Rivalry Series @ Climate Pledge Arena

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Published November 11, 2022

A member of USA Women's National Hockey Team
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Sunday, November 20 • 4 pm

I’m thrilled to have a hockey team back in Seattle, but it’s time to bring back the women, too.

Ice hockey historian Wayne Norton, author of Women on Ice, writes that women’s hockey came to Seattle in January 1917. A Vancouver, BC paper reported that wives of the Seattle Metropolitans men’s team had made a team of their own: The Seattle Vamps. In 1921, they competed in various competitions against the Vancouver Amazons and Victoria Kewpies. Sadly, they didn’t continue that following year.

Fast forward to the present: women are back on Seattle ice in a big way. Team USA and Team Canada will participate in the Women’s Hockey Rivalry Series kicking off Sunday, November 20, at Climate Pledge Arena, featuring a rematch of the 2022 Winter Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game, which Team Canada won. The series will continue with games in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 

Back in college, I lived super close to the ice arena for the women’s hockey team at the University of Minnesota. I’d waddle over and see them kick butt, especially Wisconsin’s. It’s time to do the same here in Seattle. Don’t miss the teams participating in a ceremonial puck drop at the Seattle Kraken game the day before they play.

📸: US Women's National Hockey Team

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Abbie Gobeli is the creature pushing the social media buttons at Sub Pop Records and Hardly Art. You may hear her when you wake up from your nightmares on KEXP 90.3 FM soundtracking Wednesday mornings 1-5 AM. In her past life, she has written for The Stranger, City Pages, and the Walker Art Center. Ask her about shadow puppets.

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