The 2019 NWHL All Stars made history as they played in front of a record crowd of 6,120 fans in Nashville at the beginning of this month! Gigi had an assist on her team’s first goal but they lost the All-Star Game 3-2 in a shootout. The Skills Competition is always one of Gigi’s favorite events and she was selected for the Trick Shot Competition. She pulled out a couple new moves to the delight of her teammates and fans! The first breakaway she put her stick between her legs, picked the puck up on her blade, and then twirled the puck around in a circle with one hand before she shot. In Gigi’s final trick shot attempt, she put her stick behind her back, flipped the puck in the air and juggled it with one hand on her stick before batting the puck out of the air towards the net.
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Photo Credit: Matthew Raney
USA vs. Canada Rivalry Continues!
Over this past week, Gigi and Team USA competed in a three-game series against their Canadian rivals. The matches between USA and Canada always bring the audience to the edge of their seat, and these matches were no different. The Americans started off the series with a 1-0 shutout win in front of a packed arena of 9,034 people in London, Ontario. But the Canadians came back on Thursday (4-3) and Sunday (2-0) as they took the final two games of the Rivalry Series.
Immediately after her USA game in Detroit, Gigi flew to N.J. to join her Boston Pride teammates in a game vs. the Metropolitan Riveters. The Pride won 8-1 and Gigi had two goals and one assist.