When the NWHL puck drops later this month at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, the two WNBA franchises based only a hop, skip and jump (or skate) shy of upstate New York will have some noteworthy “support” in the stands.
The New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun announced that both teams will have ‘Fan Faces’ of its players in the seats at the Herb Brooks Arena “NDubble” to show support for the respective NWHL teams from the Tri-State Area as well as from Connecticut.
The Metropolitan Riveters play across the Hudson at Prudential Center in New Jersey – a former home of the Liberty while Madison Square Garden once underwent renovations. The Whale’s home ice is Danbury Arena in Danbury, Connecticut (ironically part of the New York City metropolitan area and is equidistant between Uncasville and Brooklyn.
Women supporting women. 🤩
Can’t wait to see your Fan Faces in the arena!
— Connecticut Whale (@CTWhale_NWHL) January 7, 2021
The Lake Placid crowd keeps filling up 🤩
— Metropolitan Riveters (@Riveters) January 7, 2021
The Sun’s Fan Faces will be Jonquel Jones, DeWanna Bonner, Briann January and Kaila Charles while repping the Liberty will be Sabrina Ionescu, Jocelyn Willoughby, Amanda Zahui B, Layshia Clarendon and Jazmine Jones.
As the NWHL begins its historic bubble season in New York, we will be proudly rooting for the league’s success, the Whale, Riveters and all of the teams.
–Keia Clarke, New York Liberty CEO (release)
There is nothing we love to see more than a professional women’s sports league like the NWHL succeed and grow. I encourage our Sun and (National Lacrosse League) New England Black Wolves fans to support these incredible women by tuning in, buying merchandise and purchasing tickets for a future season in their respective home arenas.
–Amber Cox, VP Sports, Mohegan Sun (release)
The Liberty and the Sun are not the only two teams that will have presences in Lake Placid. The “Fan Faces” game at the NWHL’s bubble will be strong – championship level strong.
Champs supporting Champs 🏆
— Minnesota Whitecaps (@WhitecapsHockey) January 14, 2021
And the @WNBA bubble fanbase gets bigger 🤩
— Metropolitan Riveters (@Riveters) January 14, 2021
There’s a Storm coming to Lake Placid 👀
— Connecticut Whale (@CTWhale_NWHL) January 14, 2021
Hey #Beauts fans – @seattlestorm players, @Alysha_Clark and Natasha Howard Have joined the #Beauts “fans” this season at the bubble in Lake Placid!
Buy your fam face cut out here: https://t.co/hV6boXl9xb#LakePalcidOrBust #NWHL #Beauts #FortBeaut
🖼: @jsantalucia96 pic.twitter.com/Hur0B01KyP
— Buffalo Beauts (@BuffaloBeauts) January 14, 2021
We are so pumped to have the reigning @WNBA champs join us in Lake Placid!
— Toronto Six (@TheTorontoSix) January 14, 2021
The Seattle Storm, the defending WNBA champions, will also have cutouts of its players in the stands at Herb Brooks Arena.
The Storm’s presence in Lake Placid will include Fan Faces of Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, Jordin Canada, Ezi Magbegor, Natasha Howard, Alysha Clark, Sami Whitcomb, Crystal Langhorne and Epiphanny Prince.
Also, alongside the Liberty, Sun and Storm will be A’ja Wilson and Angel McCoughtry via the Las Vegas Aces.
So excited to see your Fan Faces in the crowd 🤩 pic.twitter.com/jcFY22BooN
— Connecticut Whale (@CTWhale_NWHL) January 16, 2021