It’s Thursday, I’ve been up since 4:30 AM but the news that we could possibly have the Rivalry Series in February has made my entire day.
Kendall Coyne Schofield did an interview with Just Women’s Sports and it was insightful for some women’s hockey news that we’ve been waiting for. You can read the full interview here, and I highly encourage you do so because it takes a dive into what Kendall has been doing with the Blackhawks and PWHPA.
What jumped out to me the most was talks of us possibly getting another Rivalry Series this February in 2021. In November, I wrote a bit about how I wanted this Series back (
that was only a month ago?!) and that statement stands. The Rivalry Series is a big one for women’s hockey in North America. You just can’t beat US vs Canada hockey. After the stunning series with them last year and the 3-on-3 at the NHL All-Star game, we all want more. Every time we get to see one of these games, there’s always some animosity that’s boiling between the teams and guess what, that’s actually fucking great for women’s hockey. It adds the fuel to the fire, that gets people’s attention. It builds a storyline that people want to follow.
Coyne said how US Hockey had their camp in October and all 53 players were healthy and in great shape (would have been better with Annie Pankowski IMO). We’ve seen multiple leagues host events in this and be successful, we’ve seen women’s sports take the center stage recently. If they get this series up and running and they get it on TV, this would blow up. Everything is still a clusterfuck but I am praying they can get around to hosting the Rivalry Series as well as the World Championships all without a hitch.
For now, I leave you with the US and Canada throwing hands. (and the US winning, of course)
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