The National Women’s Hockey League—the first-ever all women’s professional paid hockey league—was announced in March and April 2015 with four inaugural teams, consisting of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The name “Riveters” is from the World War II image and popular poster of “Rosie the Riveter,” who represented the American women who worked in factories and shipyards. The name “New York Riveters” has a trademark application date of February 2, 2015.
The New York Riveters’ first season games were scheduled for Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports & Events Center.
Wikipedia: New York Riveters
The New York Riveters are a professional women’s ice hockey team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Riveters will be playing 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.
Wikipedia: Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power.
So looks like it’s a four-team league: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, New York Riveters, Connecticut Whalers. #NWHL
9:21 AM - 26 Mar 2015
New York Riveters, a.k.a. the best team name ever!!
9:27 AM - 26 Mar 2015
National Women’s Hockey League
National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) Officially Launches
New York, NY – April 8, 2015: The first-ever all women’s professional paid hockey league, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), officially debuts October 2015. The league will host the best of the best in women’s hockey from around the world.
The NWHL will start with four teams and plans to expand the league with additional teams and locations across North America. The founding four teams are the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. Each team will host nine home games throughout the season with themes to honor and create awareness around various causes and organizations, e.g., breast cancer awareness, military appreciation, etc.
The Hockey Writers
Growing Together: The New York Riveters Start Their History
OCTOBER 7TH, 2015 DUSTIN NELSON
The ride out to the Aviator Sports Complex isn’t quite like the ride to see other New York-area pro sports teams. Even the ride out to Nassau Coliseum, in prior seasons, sees a slow trickle of fans arriving with each successive train stop, sporting nameplates across their shoulder blades with names like Tavares or Okposo. The dialogue between strangers swells with a booze-fueled whoop announcing the arrival of new strangers.
NWHL: About the New York Riveters
By Cassandra Negley @casnegley
Published on Oct. 8, 2015
The New York Riveters are a founding member of the National Women’s Hockey League. You can learn more about the league here.
The team is named for Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon used as a symbol of feminism and female empowerment in the working world. Rosie the Riveter entered the national lexicon during World War II, when women joined the workforce while the men were away fighting the war.
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