NWHL to Ring Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell on Monday, December 23

by NWHL Media

The National Women’s Hockey League is proud to announce that a group of more than two dozen players, leaders and partners will participate in the ringing of the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell on Monday, December 23, signifying the start of the day’s trading session.

The Opening Bell will be rung by NWHL Founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan, Deputy Commissioner Michelle Picard, NWHL Players’ Association Executive Director Anya Packer, Boston Pride President Hayley Moore, and players Kaycie Anderson of the Connecticut Whale and Kendall Cornine of the Metropolitan Riveters. They will be joined at the podium by more than twenty other essential figures in the league, including general managers Bray Ketchum and Kate Whitman Annis, players Hanna Beattie, Dana DeMartino, and Madison Packer, and additional players, coaches, trainers, partners and broadcasters. Prior to the bell-ringing, Rylan will deliver opening remarks at 9:15 a.m.

“This is a significant milestone for the NWHL, and we are honored to ring the Opening Bell at Nasdaq in celebration of the incredible efforts of everyone who has played a role in our first five seasons,” said Rylan.

Since the league’s founding in 2015, the NWHL has ignited increased interest in women’s hockey viewership and participation, and in brief time has demonstrated the value of women’s professional hockey as a business. In the last six months, the NWHL has closed a new round of equity funding, sold the Boston Pride to a team of investors led by Miles Arnone, completed a media rights deal with Twitch that brings women’s hockey to new fans and a larger audience, and has generated the most corporate partnerships in its young history.

The market bell ceremony with the NWHL will be held at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City's Times Square and can be viewed live online at https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live, and live on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/Nasdaq.

Reporters interested in covering the event are asked to contact Chris Botta at cbotta@nwhlhq.com by Friday at 1 p.m.