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This week in sports.

January 21, 2021
Source: MStyle Marketing
Source: MStyle Marketing

🏒Hockey: Women’s pro hockey is making its 2021 debut on Saturday. The NWHL’s sixth season will be a unique one, taking place in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, over a condensed two-week period. The six teams will play in a 15 game regular season, then head into a round robin before the sudden death postseason. 

  • For the first time in women’s pro hockey history, games will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN (check out the full schedule here). And be sure to keep an eye out for The GIST’s Sunday Scroll this weekend for a deep dive on all things women’s hockey.

⛳️Golf: The new LPGA season (much longer than the NWHL’s) is starting, too! The LPGA is kicking off their 34-tournament season with this weekend’s Diamond Resort Tournament of Champions. The four-day Florida event tees off this morning and features top-five American stars Nelly Korda and Danielle Kang. Check out the leaderboard here.

⚽️Soccer: The USWNT is back, though it looks like they never actually left. In preparation for February’s SheBelieves Cup, the reigning FIFA World Cup champs easily defeated Colombia 4–0 in their friendly on Monday, and we’re expecting a similar result in tomorrow night’s rematch at 7 p.m. ET.

But perhaps the brightest light of the USWNT’s week was finding out that they were the most dominant team of Donald Trump’s presidency. Isn’t it ironic, don’t ya think?