The Pride will have their second straight weekend of back-to-back games, facing the Minnesota Whitecaps at the University of Minnesota’s Ridder Arena both tonight and tomorrow afternoon.
The Whitecaps are an unaffiliated team whose roster includes Team USA players Monique Lamoureux, Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson, Jessie Vetter, and Alex Rigsby. These games will be the first ever women’s professional hockey games played in Minnesota, a state which is home to 19% of all registered female hockey players in the country. NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan has spoken very highly of the Whitecaps, noting the state as a possible area of expansion in the future. "We want to start building that alliance and that relationship as soon as we can," she said in an interview with ESPNW. So, this series could possibly be a preview of a future NWHL match up. If you’re in the area, tickets are only $5 for what is sure to be a great evening (or afternoon) of hockey, likely in front of a packed house.
Tonight’s game will be aired on NESN, so you’re in luck if you wanted to just watch Boston hockey the entire today! Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. EST, the game will be streamed on NWHL Cross Ice Pass, since apparently NESN would rather marathon reruns of Behind the B.
Next Sunday, the Pride return home to Bright Hockey Center to face the Buffalo Beauts, which will be the last home game until 2016.