On February 3rd, Metropolitan Riveters forward Kelly Babstock was inducted into the North American Indigenous Athletic Hall of Fame, which comes very fitting as it was Rosie the Riveter Night for the Riveters as well. “It’s an honor to represent the indigenous community and to receive such an award as being in the American Indigenous Hall of Fame. It’s really incredible, and I’m super blessed with my whole process to get here, and I’m really excited for the future, and my mentorship program coming out and just to grow the game and have more indigenous hockey players play.” Babstock has been in the league since its inception as she’s spent time with the Connecticut Whale, Buffalo Beauts, Toronto Six, and Metropolitan Riveters, putting up 66 goals and 88 assists for 154 points in 96 games. The Ontario Native is having a solid season, as she’s put up seven goals and ten assists for 17 points in 18 games this season.
However, growing the game doesn’t end there for Babstock as she also believes in growing the game and sees the opportunity and uniqueness of playing at the American Dream Mall, “It’s definitely huge to play in American Dream, everyone loves here, we feel really appreciated and respected here, and it’s very professional here, it’s not your average barn, but it’s a great barn, and we’re happy to be here” said Babstock. Some other notable athletes in the American Indian Indigenous Hall of Fame include Jonathan Cheechoo and Victoria Bach.
After the game on Sunday, Inside The Rink had the unique opportunity to catch up with Toronto Six team President Sami Jo Small. The former Canadian goaltender who helped Canada to three gold medals at the Olympics is now the President of a PHF franchise, the Toronto Six, which is having an amazing season and […]
The Montreal Force are heading home with a weekend split after losing to the Toronto Six 2-1. Breanne Wilson-Bennett scored the game-winner six and a half minutes into the second period to seal the win for the home team. Shiann Darkangelo opened the scoring 12 minutes into the game, finally beating Tricia Deguire with a […]
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ- The Metropolitan Riveters opened up the second half of the season on the right track as they defeated the Connecticut Whale 2-1 on Friday Evening. At the beginning of the season, the Rivs lost Rachel McQuiggie and ended up signing Katie Burt, who has been shaky this season as she came into […]