Morning Free Association, July 21
Women’s Hockey – New Seasons, New Homes

The Pride and the Blades are moving for the next season.

The NWHL has announced that the Boston Pride will move to Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton. The arena, as any Bruins fan worth their Spoked-B knows, is the new home for Boston Bruins practice sessions. It is owned by New Balance, the manufacturer of the Warrior line of hockey equipment, is located in Boston Landing, adjacent to the Massachusetts Turnpike, and features a giant hockey stick mounted to the side of the building. An MBTA Commuter Rail station is scheduled to open at Boston Landing this fall on the Framingam/Worcester line.

This is another nice client for the Warrior arena, and should give them 9 home games plus 2 preseason games. However, this is a strange fit for the Pride. The arena reportedly seats 660 spectators. That is a stunningly small seating capacity for a professional sporting event. Seating for the NWHL have hovered in the vicinity of 800.
Previously they played at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center which seats 3,095.

The full schedule does not seem to be available as of yet, however the first two games will be on October 7th and 8th in Buffalo. The first game is the league’s season opener, featuring the Boston Pride @ Buffalo Beauts. The following game is the New York Riveters @ Boston Pride
At the Harborcenter.
In Buffalo.

Season ticket holders of the Pride will have seats at this ‘home’ game. Season tickets are already on sale.


The Boston Blades of the CWHL have also moved back to Boston from their 2015-16 home, the New England Sports Center

The previous home arena, the NES, is located in Marlborough, MA, which is not convenient to most potential fans. There is no public transit to Marlborough, and the arena is approximately 45 minutes from Boston via highway. Other amenities in the immediate area are somewhat limited. Their 2016-17 home games will be split between Walter Brown Arena (Boston University), John Ryan Arena (Watertown), Clark Athletic Center (U Mass Boston), Tsongas Center (U Mass Lowell), and Veterans Memorial (Somerville). Their home schedule is available here. Season tickets are on sale here

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Satan 81's Sister
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Oh good god, still four more hours left of this work day.

Satan 81's Sister
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Hey Carvin,

Still mad at you because don’t like cilantro and are Team Pooh, but this is amusing:

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carvinbass18
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Hahahaha! Waterpark Woo Hoo!

carvinbass18
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holy shit i’m bored today

Satan 81's Sister
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I’m a bad combination of bored and tired.

carvinbass18
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I really really hate doing printer alignments. The stupid file takes 20 minutes just to print.

Satan 81's Sister
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Yeah, the clockwatching is painful today.

carvinbass18
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Satan 81's Sister
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Exactly!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Jo-Anne’s birthday Saturday. What to do? What to do? I’m trying to find a kayak she really likes, but I can’t find one. She may get a rain check, which would suck.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Morning All! Nice double header last night, although the second game required me to work. Knuckleheads.

A rare Thursday night off tonight. Disc golf on tap.

Trying to get the mower repaired so I can, yeah, mow.

Coffee was good. Seltzer and lemon on tap.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Sox are back in first place!

carvinbass18
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UnstableElement
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Good morning!

My feet are sunburned from a few days at the beach and it is not pleasant wearing shoes.

New job is going well. Difficult to learn though, thanks to the other engineers being so busy. Hoping it all starts clicking soon so that I can be useful.

Phone B2B is so much harder to handle.

How are all of you this fine Thursday?

carvinbass18
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oh sunburned feet are the worst!

Glad you’re enjoying the new job so far though

carvinbass18
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Good morning friends. GV softball take a wild guess, drops another one going to 2-7 on the season. At least this time we had some offense, only losing 31-26. We only had 3 in the outfield which lead to lots of gaps to hit at plus an inexperienced right fielder, which our opponent exploited all night long. As the pitcher, I did what I could to compensate by pitching inside to the batters, which just led to about 45 balls being hit directly at me. My shins are on fire today.

Coffee and ibuprofin on tap today.

Miss Muse
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Did you guys accidentally play football? WOW.

carvinbass18
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ha! No typical slow pitch softball games will end up with scores in the low 20’s to begin with, but both teams were hitting really well & when we have a full team we can put 4 in the outfield, but we didn’t last night either

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