"What are we doing here, that is the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in the immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come -- ” Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Although this Tale concerns itself with Amazings, it is not about Wonder Woman. At least not that Wonder Woman. And forget the fact that Godot never shows up. At least not by the end of the play. Season Six wil arrive. We will be getting a schedule. Issues will be resolved, but perhaps not always to our liking. But by now we have broadened our temporal perceptions in terms of sports, and as fans have had to adopt the slogan of the US Marines: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome. Hockey has bounced back, as have most of us, albeit in fits and starts, but that new normal has yeilded some satisfaction. From the NHL to your local pee-wee leagues, hockey is happening. There are strict protocols in place, so that we may not only enjoy hockey today, but enjoy it in the future. If a goalie wears a mask, so can we. For as long as necessary. Small price to pay we reckon.
UPDATE 11/25/20: it's here! Today the NWHL announced plans to conduct a compacted Season Six in the bubble at Lake Pacid, NY Details in press release below.
As the hockey season on various levels gets rolling, we will keep you as up to date as possible, as we did last season, with former and current Pod in the high school/prep and college coaching ranks. Depending on conference, league, and team situations, around a dozen and a half players may be coaching teams that we’ll try to keep track of. Because we are interested in all of of the Pod coaching, but also because how things work out may be a bellwether of what the NWHL season may look like come January. So as of this morning, here is some of what we know, by team and Whale coach.
Ohio State/Zoe Hickel: The Buckeye's have split their first two series vs Minnesota on the road & Wisconsin at home in battles of top five ranked teams.
Penn State/Melissa Samoskevich: First game scheduled 11/29 vs Lindenwood
Saint Cloud State/Molly Engstrom: Split at home 11/28 & 11/29 with Minnesota State
Vermont/Jessica Koizumi: First games scheduled 12/19 &12/20 vs New Hampshire
Northeastern/Lindsay Berman: First games scheduled 11/27 & 11/28 vs Providence have been postponed until 12/18 at least.
RIT/Celeste Brown: Have appealed cancellation of winter sports season
BEHIND THE SCENES
The Most Exciting Team in Hockey, the Amazings who comprise your Connecticut Whale Pod have been practicing together, sharpening their skates and then their skills. And our front office crew: Amy Scheer, Amanda Zhangi & Juliana Nikac have been equally amazing. Obviously a lot of what those three dynamos do is behind the scenes, but there are visible indicators too. The social media engagement by this new administration has been off the charts great! We are getting great content seven days a week, and who among us doesn’t have Whale Wallpaper Wednesday designs on our devices? And new partners and sponsors in several different categories have been rolling in ahead of Season Six. As always these league team and player partners and sponsors can be found on our website here on the page titled NWHL Sponsors. If you know any business who is looking to get involved with the hottest team and the hottest league in the 21st century, have them contact Amanda at: whale.nwhl.zone/sponsors. Fins Up to our Amazings, on the ice, behind the bench and in the office!