Photo By Shelley M. Szwast
August 10, 2018– The Metropolitan Riveters, the defending Isobel Cup champion aligned with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, have added a new player for the upcoming season: strong two-way forward Fiona McKenna, who played four seasons at Princeton from 2013-2017.
“I was determined to join the NWHL after seeing and hearing first-hand from one of my best friends and teammates at Princeton, Kelsey Koelzer, on the culture and pioneering success of the NWHL and specifically, the Riveters,” said McKenna, a 23-year-old native of Illinois who also played soccer in college. “For the past year I missed the game of hockey and being on a team, and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to play for the Riveters and support the growth of women's professional hockey.”
Before Princeton, the 5-8 forward was a member of Team USA that won the silver medal at the 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship. The native of Illinois developed in the Chicago Mission Hockey Club program for six seasons.
“My playing style revolves around strong skating and I like to focus on working as hard as I can each and every shift on the forecheck and the backcheck,” said McKenna. “I hope to contribute to the reigning Isobel Cup champions in whatever role and in whatever way the team needs.”