Following Hockey for the Love of Hockey

We started this blog a month ago today because we love hockey and we love the Washington Capitals. We had contributed to another blog but it wasn’t our cup of tea. So we banded together a group of women who love hockey and here we are! As far as we know, we are the only all-female blog covering hockey, or at least the Caps, out there.

There are some great blogs reporting on the Caps, like Russia Machine Never Breaks and Japers Rink, who write in-depth statistical analysis of each game and season. We aren’t them. We love reading their material but we didn’t think you needed another place to come read what others are already doing a great job covering. We will give you a quick shot of stats but tune into them for the full range of data. And yes, we will even retweet the good stuff by them in case you missed it.

britBrittney, our primary photographer is at practice nearly every day. She has a way of capturing the player at just the right time. And now that they are used to seeing her, they almost pose for her. We chat with them after practice and are getting to know them a little better. Feel free to ask her to take your picture with a player if you see her outside of Kettler. Or if there is a specific player you’d like to see more of just let us know.

We have met some great people hanging out at Kettler. It’s where we met Renee who does a fabulous job summarizing the games for you. Ashley has just started writing with us and we look forward to the stories she shares. Both will be writing more in the weeks ahead about Caps-related events.

We have a great time with the Caps Fan Club who are at Kettler nearly every day too. We have adopted an adorable little mascot who brings a smile to our faces every time we see him. We have met other people, like Jill Sorenson, who follow the Caps and will be bringing you more stories about women in hockey as a result. And then there is you: the fans who come up for the first time and we get to talk to you about how best to meet a player or get your picture. We talk hockey on all levels with the ladies at the rink and will do our best to represent you here.


We are open to adding other writers to our team. And you don’t have to be female to contribute. We are looking for people to cover other hockey happenings in the area–youth hockey, college hockey, and Wounded Warriors. Simply send me a message on the blog or DM us on Twitter or Facebook and we will get back to you.

Check us out on Twitter (@incoldplacesDC), Facebook, and Instagram for updates, including practice pictures and game-day notifications.

We hope you are enjoying our contribution to the hockey world and if there is a story you would like us to cover or photos you would like us to get, please let us know. We are here because we want to share our love of hockey with you!

Maggie  maggie

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

2 thoughts on “Following Hockey for the Love of Hockey”

  1. I’ll definitely be checking your blog out! I’m a female, big Caps fan! (Holts is my favorite!) And I look forward to see what you ladies have to say and show here.

    1. Thanks Jennifer. You can keep up with us on Twitter @inColdPlacesDC and Friends in Cold Places on Facebook. Let us know if there is anything you would like us to cover in the future.

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