The Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, New York will be the place to see the National Women’s Professional Hockey League (NWHL) in New York. Gabie Figueroa, a Princeton grad, is particularly looking forward to the home opener of the New York Riveters.
Gabie, 23, owns a dog named “Brodeur” named after the legendary New Jersey Devils goaltender, was a four year ECAC All-Academic Team selection, who served as assistant captain her junior year and as co-captain her senior year.
In 2009, she won the silver medal with USA Hockey’s U-18 Team in the World Championships. As a defensive lineman, she will be a key cog in the New York defense.
“My grandfather always said, “The harder you work, the luckier you get,”
“I keep finding that to be true in all aspects of life and I cannot wait to begin doing that for the Riveters.”
The Riveters got their name from the infamous “Rosie the Riveter” character whose image was an enduring one during World War II, symbolizing women’s entry into the workforce. Likewise, the Riveters, a charter member of the league, looks to usher in the era of Women’s Pro Hockey.