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  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 3, 2015: Bob Varney stacks pucks for use during the Boston Pride's practice at Allied Veterans Memorial Rink. Varney volunteers his time helping the team out in any way he can, primarily with equipment. He has also been affiliated with the Boston Blades of the CWHL and the Brown University hockey team. Though Varney has never been a player himself, he has spent his life around the sport, and has been a youth hockey coach since 1968. "I just love the game," he said. He finds women's hockey to be particularly impressive. "If you asked any one of those girls out there to switch from defense to offense or offense to defense, they could do it. They're smart. They listen. They're so much more creative than the men. It's really fun to watch." ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Oct. 10, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Amanda Pelkey (left), Emily Field (center) and Corinne Buie (right) receive their new jerseys while waiting for the team bus to take them to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts. The NWHL is the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players as well as provide them with gear. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Oct. 10, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Jordan Smelker (left) and Jillian Dempsey (right) take a picture together after receiving their new jerseys while waiting for the team bus to take them to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts. The NWHL is the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players as well as provide them with gear. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Nov. 15, 2015: (From left to right) Boston Pride forward Zoe Hickel, goalie Kelsie Fralick, defenseman Gigi Marvin, and forward Jordan Smelker wait in the parking lot before boarding the team bus to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a game against the New York Riveters. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride goalie Brittany Ott packs up her gear before traveling to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a game against the New York Riveters. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Somewhere en route to Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2015: The Boston Pride travel by bus to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on Oct. 11. The date marked the official start of the National Women's Hockey League, the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie poses for a photo with Boston Bandits forward Mike Doyle after a joint practice between the Pride and the Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Cherie Hendrickson, a member of the practice squad, talks with Boston Bandits defenseman Corbett McLucas during a joint practice with the Boston Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: The Boston Pride hold a joint practice with the Boston Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. at Allied Veterans Memorial Rink. The two teams ran through drills for the first half of practice and were then mixed together for a scrimmage during the second half. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: Boston Bandits forward Eduards Tralmaks carries the puck during a joint practice between the Boston Pride and the Boston Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters, 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: The Boston Pride listen to head coach Bobby Jay's post-game talk after the Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. "You have to play the full 60, and we played 45," coach Jay said. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Jillian Dempsey naps while on the team bus to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a game against the New York Riveters. Travel to and from games takes up the majority of the players' weekends, and most of the time they get home from away games in the early hours of the morning, get off the bus, walk drowsily to their cars and drive home, only to get up in a few short hours for work that same morning. So, many of the players use their time on the bus to catch up on sleep. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi listens to music in the locker room prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride get suited up before their game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy waits with her team to take the ice for pre-game ceremonies prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight waits to take the ice before the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Knight scored the Pride's first goal during the first period, but they ultimately fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie takes to the ice at the start of the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Emily Field (#15) and New York Riveters defenseman Elena Orlando (#4) fight for the puck during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Six-year-old Remy Terranova, who plays for the Mini Islanders, watches the New York Riveters as they take on the Boston Pride at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Terranova's coach is Riveters forward Taylor Holze. The Riveters beat the Pride 3-2. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride goalie Lauren Slebodnick (left), forward Rachel Llanes (center), and goalie Kelsie Fralick (right) listen to head coach Bobby Jay (on the other side of the wall) as he talks to the team about forward Emily Field's second period injury and a plan for the final period of their game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Field left the game with a deep thigh bruise and was unable to return. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy waits with her team to take the ice for pre-game ceremonies prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride stand at center ice as the National Anthem is performed before the start of the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight autographs a homemade sign for fans after a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Rachel Llanes listens as head coach Bobby Jay talks to the team between action during a game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight high-fives members of the East Coast Wizards youth hockey team during pre-game ceremonies prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Emily Field carries the puck as New York Riveters Gabie Figueroa defends her during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters, 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight (#21) celebrates with forward Jordan Smelker (#11) after scoring the Pride's first goal in the first period during their game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Emily Field (#15) and New York Riveters defenseman Elena Orlando fight for the puck during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Jordan Smelker watches her teammates from the bench during a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Zoe Hickel (left) fights for the puck against New York Riveters forwards Celeste Brown (center) and Sydney Kidd (right) during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride gather before the start of their game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Brianna Decker autographs a poster for fans after a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Somewhere en route to Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight takes a "selfie" with her teammates while on the bus to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie applies tape to her stick before the Pride's game against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. Buie was a member of the CWHL's Boston Blades and a star forward at Providence College before signing with the Boston Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi (left) and forwards Jillian Dempsey (center) and Jordan Smelker (right) wait in the locker room before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay talks to his team in between periods during the Pride's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The National Anthem is performed before a game between the Boston Pride and the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay talks to his team during a break in play as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1, and the date marked the start of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi listens to head coach Bobby Jay's post-game talk after the Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. "You have to play the full 60, and we played 45," coach Jay said. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Jordan Smelker (left), Emily Field (center) and Jillian Dempsey (right) watch their teammates during the Pride's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston pride forward Jillian Dempsey takes the puck up the ice during a game against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi during the Pride's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden (10) rushes to the ice during a line change as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride celebrate a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Beauts after the season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy hugs Buffalo Beauts forward Meghan Duggan after the Pride beat the Beauts 4-1 at HarborCenter. Bellamy and Duggan were teammates on Team USA and have competed in two Olympics together. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 30, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Casey Pickett and Kelly Cooke wear dinosaur and unicorn costumes to practice the day before Halloween. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride forward Amanda Pelkey at her team's last practice before their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Pelkey was a standout player during her four years on the University of Vermont's hockey team and was the first player to sign with the Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay goes over strategies for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Jay served as assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team and was on the coaching staff of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Four Nations Cup in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was also a player himself, having experience in both the NHL and IHL. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight listens as Head Coach Bobby Jay goes over strategies before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Knight is a two-time Olympian, former CWHL, IIHF, and Wisconsin Badgers hockey star. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay goes over strategies for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Jay served as assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team and was on the coaching staff of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Four Nations Cup in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was also a player himself, having experience in both the NHL and IHL. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride forward Rachel Llanes runs through a drill at her team's last practice before their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. After a successful career in the NCAA with the Northeastern Huskies, Llanes spent two seasons playing for the Boston Blades in the CWHL where she helped her team win the 2015 Clarkson Cup championship before joining the Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride players warm up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride wait to take to the ice in the locker room before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight suits up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride goalies Brittany Ott (left), Kelsie Fralick (center) and Lauren Slebodnick (right) suit up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden (left) and forwards Amanda Pelkey (center) and Emily Field (right) wait to take to the ice for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride wait to take to the ice for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy takes to the ice for the start of the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Bellamy scored the Pride's second goal during the third period, but they ultimately fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston pride take on the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight passes the puck during a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Sheila (center) and Matthew Field (right), parents of Boston Pride forward Emily Field, along with Sheila's twin sister and Emily's aunt Sharon (far left), are on the edges of their seats hoping for a Boston Pride goal late in the third period of a game between the Boston Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters, 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride head coach Bobby Jay advises forward Jillian Dempsey during a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Feb. 16, 2016: @thebostonpride forward Kelly Cooke (right) rides with roommate and Pride goalie Brittany Ott to practice at Allied Veterans Rink in Everett on a Tuesday night. After work at Rose, Chinitz & Rose, a law office in downtown Boston where Cooke is a senior paralegal, she takes the orange line outbound where Ott picks her up before practice. After practice, Cooke sometimes returns to work, making a long day even longer. She doesn't seem to mind being busy, though. On top of work, practice, and games, she referees high school and college hockey and holds skill sessions for kids. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride goaltender Lauren Slebodnick adjusts her helmet during her team's last practice before their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Feb. 14, 2016: Denna Laing, a former forward on the Boston Pride's practice squad, is surrounded by fans and youth hockey players at a game between the Boston Pride and the Connecticut Whale at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Laing participated in the 2015 Women's Winter Classic exhibition game, the first outdoor professional women’s hockey game and her first appearance in the NWHL. During the first period, Laing fell into the boards head first and was immediately taken to the hospital where it was determined that she had suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Laing is currently working toward recovery with the support of family and friends, and many physical therapy sessions.

  • Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2016: Boston Pride goalie Kelsie Fralick (left), defenseman Meagan Mangene (center), and forward Emily Field (right) warm up before a game between the Pride and the Buffalo Beauts at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2016: (From left to right) Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie, defenseman Marissa Gedman, forward Jillian Dempsey, and goalie Kelsie Fralick laugh at teammates joking around in the locker room before a game between the Pride and the Buffalo Beauts at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Jillian Dempsey (left), Hilary Knight (center) and Zoe HIckel (right) warm up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Feburary 14, 2016: Denna Laing (center) is reunited with her teammates in the locker room before taking the ice for the first time since suffering a severe spinal cord injury during the Women's Winter Classic exhibition game, the first outdoor professional women’s hockey game and her first appearance in the NWHL on December 31, 2015. In the first period, Laing fell into the boards head first and was immediately taken to the hospital. Laing, with defenseman Blake Bolden (left) and forward Kelly Cooke (right), surprised her teammates by paying them a visit in the locker room before their game against the Connecticut Whale. Despite all she has been through, Laing remains positive, and is constantly working toward recovery.

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride wait to take to the ice in the locker room before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Gisele "Gigi" Marvin, a two-time competitor for Team USA in the Winter Olympics and a U.S. Women's National Team veteran, leads her teammates in prayer moments before the start of the Pride's season opener against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, N.Y. Marvin suffered from a shoulder injury early in the game, but the Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1 on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride take to the ice during their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden takes a break from play but remains focused on the game as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • New York, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: One of the Boston Pride's physical therapists, Ashley Wiater, is reflected in a bus window while traveling to Brooklyn, N.Y. for the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Wiater, a former member of Northeastern University's hockey team, is a staff sports physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital when not helping out with the Boston Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 3, 2015: Bob Varney stacks pucks for use during the Boston Pride's practice at Allied Veterans Memorial Rink. Varney volunteers his time helping the team out in any way he can, primarily with equipment. He has also been affiliated with the Boston Blades of the CWHL and the Brown University hockey team. Though Varney has never been a player himself, he has spent his life around the sport, and has been a youth hockey coach since 1968. "I just love the game," he said. He finds women's hockey to be particularly impressive. "If you asked any one of those girls out there to switch from defense to offense or offense to defense, they could do it. They're smart. They listen. They're so much more creative than the men. It's really fun to watch." ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Oct. 10, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Amanda Pelkey (left), Emily Field (center) and Corinne Buie (right) receive their new jerseys while waiting for the team bus to take them to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts. The NWHL is the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players as well as provide them with gear. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Oct. 10, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Jordan Smelker (left) and Jillian Dempsey (right) take a picture together after receiving their new jerseys while waiting for the team bus to take them to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts. The NWHL is the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players as well as provide them with gear. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Nov. 15, 2015: (From left to right) Boston Pride forward Zoe Hickel, goalie Kelsie Fralick, defenseman Gigi Marvin, and forward Jordan Smelker wait in the parking lot before boarding the team bus to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a game against the New York Riveters. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Wilmington, Mass., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride goalie Brittany Ott packs up her gear before traveling to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a game against the New York Riveters. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Somewhere en route to Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2015: The Boston Pride travel by bus to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on Oct. 11. The date marked the official start of the National Women's Hockey League, the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie poses for a photo with Boston Bandits forward Mike Doyle after a joint practice between the Pride and the Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Cherie Hendrickson, a member of the practice squad, talks with Boston Bandits defenseman Corbett McLucas during a joint practice with the Boston Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: The Boston Pride hold a joint practice with the Boston Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. at Allied Veterans Memorial Rink. The two teams ran through drills for the first half of practice and were then mixed together for a scrimmage during the second half. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015: Boston Bandits forward Eduards Tralmaks carries the puck during a joint practice between the Boston Pride and the Boston Bandits, an EHL-Premier league Junior A men's team out of Bridgewater, Mass. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters, 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: The Boston Pride listen to head coach Bobby Jay's post-game talk after the Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. "You have to play the full 60, and we played 45," coach Jay said. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Jillian Dempsey naps while on the team bus to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a game against the New York Riveters. Travel to and from games takes up the majority of the players' weekends, and most of the time they get home from away games in the early hours of the morning, get off the bus, walk drowsily to their cars and drive home, only to get up in a few short hours for work that same morning. So, many of the players use their time on the bus to catch up on sleep. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi listens to music in the locker room prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride get suited up before their game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy waits with her team to take the ice for pre-game ceremonies prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight waits to take the ice before the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Knight scored the Pride's first goal during the first period, but they ultimately fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie takes to the ice at the start of the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Emily Field (#15) and New York Riveters defenseman Elena Orlando (#4) fight for the puck during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Six-year-old Remy Terranova, who plays for the Mini Islanders, watches the New York Riveters as they take on the Boston Pride at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Terranova's coach is Riveters forward Taylor Holze. The Riveters beat the Pride 3-2. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride goalie Lauren Slebodnick (left), forward Rachel Llanes (center), and goalie Kelsie Fralick (right) listen to head coach Bobby Jay (on the other side of the wall) as he talks to the team about forward Emily Field's second period injury and a plan for the final period of their game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Field left the game with a deep thigh bruise and was unable to return. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy waits with her team to take the ice for pre-game ceremonies prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride stand at center ice as the National Anthem is performed before the start of the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight autographs a homemade sign for fans after a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride forward Rachel Llanes listens as head coach Bobby Jay talks to the team between action during a game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight high-fives members of the East Coast Wizards youth hockey team during pre-game ceremonies prior to the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Emily Field carries the puck as New York Riveters Gabie Figueroa defends her during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters, 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight (#21) celebrates with forward Jordan Smelker (#11) after scoring the Pride's first goal in the first period during their game against the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Emily Field (#15) and New York Riveters defenseman Elena Orlando fight for the puck during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Jordan Smelker watches her teammates from the bench during a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Zoe Hickel (left) fights for the puck against New York Riveters forwards Celeste Brown (center) and Sydney Kidd (right) during a game between the Pride and Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: The Boston Pride gather before the start of their game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Brianna Decker autographs a poster for fans after a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Somewhere en route to Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight takes a "selfie" with her teammates while on the bus to Buffalo, N.Y. for their season opener against the Buffalo Beauts. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie applies tape to her stick before the Pride's game against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. Buie was a member of the CWHL's Boston Blades and a star forward at Providence College before signing with the Boston Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi (left) and forwards Jillian Dempsey (center) and Jordan Smelker (right) wait in the locker room before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay talks to his team in between periods during the Pride's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The National Anthem is performed before a game between the Boston Pride and the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay talks to his team during a break in play as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1, and the date marked the start of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi listens to head coach Bobby Jay's post-game talk after the Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. "You have to play the full 60, and we played 45," coach Jay said. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Jordan Smelker (left), Emily Field (center) and Jillian Dempsey (right) watch their teammates during the Pride's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston pride forward Jillian Dempsey takes the puck up the ice during a game against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi during the Pride's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden (10) rushes to the ice during a line change as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride celebrate a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Beauts after the season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy hugs Buffalo Beauts forward Meghan Duggan after the Pride beat the Beauts 4-1 at HarborCenter. Bellamy and Duggan were teammates on Team USA and have competed in two Olympics together. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 30, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Casey Pickett and Kelly Cooke wear dinosaur and unicorn costumes to practice the day before Halloween. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride forward Amanda Pelkey at her team's last practice before their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Pelkey was a standout player during her four years on the University of Vermont's hockey team and was the first player to sign with the Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay goes over strategies for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Jay served as assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team and was on the coaching staff of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Four Nations Cup in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was also a player himself, having experience in both the NHL and IHL. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight listens as Head Coach Bobby Jay goes over strategies before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Knight is a two-time Olympian, former CWHL, IIHF, and Wisconsin Badgers hockey star. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride Head Coach Bobby Jay goes over strategies for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. Jay served as assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team and was on the coaching staff of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Four Nations Cup in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was also a player himself, having experience in both the NHL and IHL. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride forward Rachel Llanes runs through a drill at her team's last practice before their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. After a successful career in the NCAA with the Northeastern Huskies, Llanes spent two seasons playing for the Boston Blades in the CWHL where she helped her team win the 2015 Clarkson Cup championship before joining the Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride players warm up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride wait to take to the ice in the locker room before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight suits up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride goalies Brittany Ott (left), Kelsie Fralick (center) and Lauren Slebodnick (right) suit up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden (left) and forwards Amanda Pelkey (center) and Emily Field (right) wait to take to the ice for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride wait to take to the ice for the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Kacey Bellamy takes to the ice for the start of the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Bellamy scored the Pride's second goal during the third period, but they ultimately fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston pride take on the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride forward Hilary Knight passes the puck during a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Sheila (center) and Matthew Field (right), parents of Boston Pride forward Emily Field, along with Sheila's twin sister and Emily's aunt Sharon (far left), are on the edges of their seats hoping for a Boston Pride goal late in the third period of a game between the Boston Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride fell to the Riveters, 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, 2015: Boston Pride head coach Bobby Jay advises forward Jillian Dempsey during a game between the Pride and the New York Riveters at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Pride lost to the Riveters 2-3. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Feb. 16, 2016: @thebostonpride forward Kelly Cooke (right) rides with roommate and Pride goalie Brittany Ott to practice at Allied Veterans Rink in Everett on a Tuesday night. After work at Rose, Chinitz & Rose, a law office in downtown Boston where Cooke is a senior paralegal, she takes the orange line outbound where Ott picks her up before practice. After practice, Cooke sometimes returns to work, making a long day even longer. She doesn't seem to mind being busy, though. On top of work, practice, and games, she referees high school and college hockey and holds skill sessions for kids. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 2015: Boston Pride goaltender Lauren Slebodnick adjusts her helmet during her team's last practice before their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Feb. 14, 2016: Denna Laing, a former forward on the Boston Pride's practice squad, is surrounded by fans and youth hockey players at a game between the Boston Pride and the Connecticut Whale at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Laing participated in the 2015 Women's Winter Classic exhibition game, the first outdoor professional women’s hockey game and her first appearance in the NWHL. During the first period, Laing fell into the boards head first and was immediately taken to the hospital where it was determined that she had suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Laing is currently working toward recovery with the support of family and friends, and many physical therapy sessions.

  • Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2016: Boston Pride goalie Kelsie Fralick (left), defenseman Meagan Mangene (center), and forward Emily Field (right) warm up before a game between the Pride and the Buffalo Beauts at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2016: (From left to right) Boston Pride forward Corinne Buie, defenseman Marissa Gedman, forward Jillian Dempsey, and goalie Kelsie Fralick laugh at teammates joking around in the locker room before a game between the Pride and the Buffalo Beauts at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride forwards Jillian Dempsey (left), Hilary Knight (center) and Zoe HIckel (right) warm up before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Boston, Mass., Feburary 14, 2016: Denna Laing (center) is reunited with her teammates in the locker room before taking the ice for the first time since suffering a severe spinal cord injury during the Women's Winter Classic exhibition game, the first outdoor professional women’s hockey game and her first appearance in the NWHL on December 31, 2015. In the first period, Laing fell into the boards head first and was immediately taken to the hospital. Laing, with defenseman Blake Bolden (left) and forward Kelly Cooke (right), surprised her teammates by paying them a visit in the locker room before their game against the Connecticut Whale. Despite all she has been through, Laing remains positive, and is constantly working toward recovery.

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride wait to take to the ice in the locker room before the team's season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Gisele "Gigi" Marvin, a two-time competitor for Team USA in the Winter Olympics and a U.S. Women's National Team veteran, leads her teammates in prayer moments before the start of the Pride's season opener against the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, N.Y. Marvin suffered from a shoulder injury early in the game, but the Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1 on opening day of the National Women's Hockey League's inaugural season. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: The Boston Pride take to the ice during their season opener versus the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden takes a break from play but remains focused on the game as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart

  • New York, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2015: One of the Boston Pride's physical therapists, Ashley Wiater, is reflected in a bus window while traveling to Brooklyn, N.Y. for the Pride's game against the New York Riveters at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Wiater, a former member of Northeastern University's hockey team, is a staff sports physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital when not helping out with the Boston Pride. ©Amanda Swinhart

History Begins

On Oct. 11, 2015 the National Women's Hockey League began its inaugural season. After training camps throughout the summer, a draft on June 20th, media days, practices and much anticipation, the women of the NWHL suited up and hit the ice for what would mark the official start of the first professional women's hockey league to pay its players. This series of photographs documents the Boston Pride, one of four NWHL teams making a run for the Isobel Cup and the first ever title of National Women's Hockey League Champions.