The Original Eight: Mamba Mentality featuring Jillian Dempsey

The Original Eight series continues with Boston Pride captain Jillian Dempsey. The NWHL all-time leading scorer chats Kobe Bryant, what motivates her to continue playing, and the member of the #TheOriginalEight who is scary to face in a scrum. Any guesses?

Here is the fourth episode of The Original Eight Series. This series will feature one-on-one interview with the eight players who've been with the NWHL since the inaugural season.

Jillian Dempsey hoisted the inaugural Isobel Cup as a member of the 2015-16 Boston Pride. Prior to her five season in the NWHL, Dempsey played for the Boston Blades and the Harvard women's hockey team. Dempsey discusses being able to work and play close to her hometown, her laser sharp hockey memory (unlike Kiira Dosdall-Arena, lol), and what she hopes for the NWHL in the coming years.

Dempsey and the Pride finished the season 23-1-0 and were set to host the 2020 Isobel Cup Final on March 13 at Warrior Ice Arena before the league postponed the game due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Dempsey and the Pride will take on the Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2020 Isobel Cup Championship once the league resumes play.

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