The Boston Pride and Denna Day
December 31st was supposed to be a milestone day in women's hockey... but instead it turned into one of the most tragic...
With less than 2 minutes left in the first period of a 2 15-minute period game between the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) and the Les Canadiennes of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL), Pride forward Denna Laing took a fall and was severely paralyzed. The outpouring of support from the hockey community, and everyone else for that matter, has been unbelievable.
Denna LaingDenna Laing on the ice with her teammates before the Boston Pride's final home game on 2/14/2016.
February 14, 2016 was known as "Denna Day", in support of her. It was her first public appearance since the injury. For more information, and how you can be #14Strong, please go to dennalaing.org.
The Pride then went on to play their final home game of the season against the Connecticut Whales. The Pride were dominant throughout the whole game, highlighted by 2 goals from Jordan Smelker. Brianna Decker pitched in with a power-play goal, and Gigi Marvin capped it off with a goal late in the third period. The Pride finished their home season with a score of 4-2.
Brianna DeckerBoston Pride forward Brianna Decker. February 14, 2016. Bright-Landry Center, Harvard University. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics
The Pride's offense was so strong that in the second period the Whales didn't get a shot on goal until over 15 minutes into the period.
Brittany OttBoston Pride goalie Brittany Ott. February 14, 2016. Bright-Landry Center, Harvard University. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics
The Pride have just two more games left in the regular season...
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Keywords: Boston, Boston Pride, Denna Laing, NWHL, National Women's Hockey League, hockey, women's hockey
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