New York Riveters

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New York Riveters
2016–17 New York Riveters season
City Brooklyn, New York
League National Women's Hockey League
Founded 2015
Home arena Aviator Sports & Events Center
Colors Blue, Red, White               
Owner(s) NWHL
General manager Chad Weisman
Head coach Chad Wiseman
Captain Ashley Johnston
Media SB Nation
NWHL Cross Ice Pass (On YouTube)

The New York Riveters are a professional women's ice hockey team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Riveters play their home games at Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn, NY.

They are one of the four charter franchises of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The Riveters are one of two NWHL franchises in New York State along with the Buffalo Beauts.

History

The first player signed to a contract was Janine Weber, who also became the first player in the history of the NWHL to be signed to a contract.[1]

The team made its debut in 2015. The first player to ever score a goal for the Riveters was Brooke Ammerman. The New York Riveters won their first game against the Boston Pride on November 15, 2015. Nana Fujimoto became the first New York Riveters goaltender to earn a win in the NWHL and the first Japanese born goaltender to win a NWHL game. Meghan Fardelmann became the first Riveter to record a hat trick.

On May 1, 2016, the Riveters would sign free agent Amanda Kessel to a one-year deal worth $26,000, making her the highest paid player in the league.

Team

Current Roster

Updated January 31, 2016[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
20 United States Ammerman, BrookeBrooke Ammerman F R 29 2015 Teaneck, New Jersey
22 United States Barley-Maloney, ErinErin Barley-Maloney F/D L 30 2015 Raleigh, North Carolina
9 Russia Belyakova, LyudmilaLyudmila Belyakova F L 25 2015 Moskva, Russia
24 United States Brown, CelesteCeleste Brown F R 27 2015 Great Falls, Montana
26 United States Dosdall, KiiraKiira Dosdall D F 32 2015 Stanford, Connecticut
18 United States Fardelmann, MeghanMeghan Fardelmann F R 32 2015 Lansing, Kansas
21 United States Figueroa, GabieGabie Figueroa D L 27 2015 Branchburg, New Jersey
13 Canada Fratkin, KaleighKaleigh Fratkin D R 27 2015 Burnaby, British Columbia
11 United States Fritz-Ward, MorganMorgan Fritz-Ward (A) F R 26 2015 Mason City, Iowa
10 Canada Johnston, AshleyAshley Johnston (C) D L 27 2015 Burlington, Ontario
28 United States Kessel, AmandaAmanda Kessel F R 28 2016 Madison, Wisconsin
17 United States Ketchum, BrayBray Ketchum F L 30 2016 Greenwich, Connecticut
8 Canada Kidd, SydneySydney Kidd F L 26 2015 Sundridge, Ontario
78 United States Laden, ChelseaChelsea Laden G L 27 2016 Lakeville, Minnesota
32 Canada Leonoff, JaimieJaimie Leonoff G L 26 2016 Montreal, Quebec
4 United States Orlando, ElenaElena Orlando D L 27 2015 San Jose, California
14 United States Packer, MadisonMadison Packer (A) F R 28 2015 Detroit, Michigan
30 United States Scrivens, JennyJenny Scrivens G L 31 2015 Camarillo, California
12 Austria Weber, JanineJanine Weber F L 28 2015 Innsbruck, Austria


Draft history

A draft lottery was held for the 2015 NWHL Draft, taking place on June 20, 2015. and the New York Riveters earned the first pick overall.[4] With the first pick in the 2015 NWHL Draft, the New York Riveters selected Alexandra Carpenter.

NWHL Draft

The following were the Riveters selections in the 2015 NWHL Draft on June 20, 2015.

# Player Position Nationality College
1 Alexandra Carpenter Forward  United States Boston College
5 Haley Skarupa Forward  United States Boston College
9 Erin Ambrose Defense  Canada Clarkson University
13 Dana Trivigno Forward  United States Boston College
17 Kimberly Newell Goalie  Canada Princeton

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Franchise milestones

Milestone Player Date
First goal Brooke Ammerman October 11, 2015
First game-winning goal Bray Ketchum November 15, 2015
First hat trick Meghan Fardelmann December 27, 2015[6]
First multi-point game To Be Determined To Be Determined
First win Nana Fujimoto November 15, 2015
First African-American player Cherie Stewart November 15, 2015

References

  1. http://nwhl.co/nwhl-announces-historic-first-player-signing/
  2. "Riveters Roster | NWHL". NWHL.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Eliteprospects.com - New York Riveters". Elite Prospects.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://www.watchthishockey.com/2015/06/nwhl-draft-lottery-new-york-riveters-get-top-pick/
  5. http://nwhl.co/draft-live/
  6. "New York Riveters vs. Buffalo Beauts, December 27 Game Sheet". NWHL.co. 2015-12-27. Retrieved 2016-01-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>