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New York Riveters Madison Packer and Shenae Lundberg Appear on MSG

NWHL pioneers Madison Packer and Shenae Lundberg appeared on MSG last night.

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Tweeting out a promotional odyssey through New York City yesterday was just one more example of the Riveters' strategy to market to young hockey fans on social media platforms. With Sunday's home opener just a few days away, the Riveters are doing what they can do to play in front of a sold-out crowd on Sunday night against Hilary Knight and the Boston Pride. The Connecticut Whale's home opener reportedly had and estimated 200 more people than the small rink in Stamford, Connecticut was designed to hold. The Riveters will have their work cut out for them to sell out their own home opener this weekend. The team's home rink at Aviator Sports and Events Center can seat up to 2,500 people. As of the writing of this article, tickets are still available for Sunday's game.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">the <a href="https://twitter.com/NYRiveters">@NYRiveters</a> are loose in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/manhattan?src=hash">#manhattan</a> . Tweet a pic if you see us. First stop <a href="https://twitter.com/GrandCentralNYC">@GrandCentralNYC</a> <a href="http://t.co/9Hhmjh2hn8">pic.twitter.com/9Hhmjh2hn8</a></p>&mdash; Madison Packer (@madison_packer_) <a href="https://twitter.com/madison_packer_/status/654744788722323456">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Last night the Islanders played host to the Nashville Predators at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. After a quick interview with forward Kyle Okposo, the MSG audience was treated to an interview with two of New York City's newest professional athletes. Madison Packer and Shenae Lundberg of the New York Riveters were Shannon Hogan's second intermission interview and the three women spent about four minutes talking women's professional hockey and the New York Riveters.

The two Riveters players introduced the NWHL's franchise to the Islanders' television audience and talked about what playing in the first paid professional women's league meant to them.

"You go from being at the top of your sport in college hockey to the next day having nothing. I didn't have a rink to go to, I didn't need my skates or bag. It was a hard transition."

-Madison Packer

Note: Apologies for any issues you might be experiencing with the embedded video. You can watch the video on MSG's site at THIS LINK.

The appearance on MSG Networks wrapped up a busy day of promotion for the Riveters- especially Madison Packer, Shenae Lundberg, Taylor Holze, Morgan Fritz-Ward, and Meghan Fardelmann. The five aforementioned players were all over New York City yesterday and made appearances at Grand Central Station, the New York City Public Library, Rockefeller Center, and several other famous spots in New York City that can be found on twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SquadGoals?src=hash">#SquadGoals</a> times infinity. <a href="http://t.co/emj300JfAm">pic.twitter.com/emj300JfAm</a></p>&mdash; New York Riveters (@NYRiveters) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYRiveters/status/654745047426953216">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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While we're on the subject of videos featuring NWHL players, the ESPNW short film titled "What Makes Us: Knighter" featuring Hilary Knight of the Boston Pride and the USWNT can be viewed online HERE. The moving fourteen minute long short film is a must-watch for all NWHL fans and fans of the USWNT.

We're now just two days away from the Riveters' home opener at Aviator.

Thanks for reading. Let's go Rangers.