The big news from opening day in the NHL was Austin Matthews and his four goals in his first game.
In the Connecticut Whale's first game, rookie forward Haley Skarupa scored a hat-trick of her own (and even added an assist) in her professional hockey debut.
Read more about Skarupa in Connecticut's weekly feature "Whale Watching" here.
Haley Skarupa and the Whale take on The New York Riveters this weekend. Tickets on sale HERE!