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Riveters: Wiseman and Paulsen to coach All-Star teams

Connor Murphy

The New York Riveters’ coaching staff will be behind the benches for the upcoming All-Star Weekend in Pittsburgh.

Chad Wiseman will be coaching Team Kessel with Courtney Burke, Amanda Kessel and Rebecca Russo on his bench. Sis Paulsen will coach Team Steadman and will have familiar faces Katie Fitzgerald, Kaleigh Fratkin, Ashley Johnston and Madison Packer on her team.

Kessel recently made her return to the NWHL after being out of the Riveters’ lineup with a lower-body injury for three and a half months.

2017 All-Star Weekend Rosters

Team Kessel

Coach: Chad Wiseman

Goaltenders (2): Brittany Ott, Nicole Stock

Defenders (4): Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Courtney Burke, Gigi Marvin

Forwards (8): Harrison Browne, Meghan Duggan, Zoe Hickel, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Rebecca Russo, Kelli Stack, Dana Trivigno

Team Steadman

Coach: Sis Paulsen

Goaltenders (2): Katie Fitzgerald, Brianne McLaughlin

Defenders (4): Blake Bolden, Kaleigh Fratkin, Emily Pfalzer, Ashley Johnston

Forwards (8): Kelly Babstock, Corinne Buie, Alex Carpenter, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Madison Packer, Haley Skarupa, Kelley Steadman

Not sure which team to cheer for? Maybe seeing the jerseys will help you make your decision.


The NWHL’s All-Star weekend begins on Saturday, February 11th with the Skills Showdown. The following day the game, which will be four-on-four, will be played.