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Riveters - Lulea Hockey Champions Cup Match Set for September 29 at Princeton's Baker Rink

September 6, 2018 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Metropolitan Riveters News Release

The NWHL and SDHL today announced that the first-ever Champions Cup, featuring the Isobel Cup champion Metropolitan Riveters and SDHL champion Luleå Hockey, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at Princeton University's iconic Hobey Baker Rink.

Tickets for this match of professional women's hockey league champions are just $20 and are available now HERE.

"The inaugural Champions Cup, in partnership with our friends at the SDHL, is the first-ever game between champions in professional women's hockey leagues in North America and Europe," said NWHL Founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan. "We believe that Baker Rink is the perfect setting for this historic event, and we thank our friends at Princeton for welcoming us at this historic venue."

Among the players returning to play at Baker Rink will be Riveters defender and NWHL All-Star Kelsey Koelzer, who played at Princeton. In addition, Riveters forward Kelly Nash is an assistant coach of the Princeton women's hockey team.

Baker Rink is one of the most storied venues in college hockey. The arena was built over nine decades ago, and has recently undergone a number of renovations. The 2,000-seat rink will provide an incredible backdrop for this monumental international matchup.

"Like our colleagues at the NWHL, the SDHL believes strongly in collaboration across all leagues to help push women's hockey forward," said SDHL Commercial Director Angelica Lindeberg. "We're looking forward to competing in this groundbreaking event, and we're pleased that it's being held at such a prestigious university as Princeton. May the best team win!"

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