NHL Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

03/10/14
 

Rich Peverley's wife Nathalie Peverley

 

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Difficult to imagine how the last hour has gone for Rich Peverley's wife Nathalie Peverley.

During the first period of the March 10 game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets, Peverley collapsed while sitting on the bench. The Stars frantically called for help and play was suspended with players from both sides surrounding the Dallas bench. Peverley was transported to the back where he regained consciousness, and according to multiple reports online, asked to get back into the game. He was transported to a local hospital where he is undergoing testing and observation.

Peverley sat out all of the preseason and the first game of the regular season due to a heart condition, reported widely as an irregular heartbeat. Peverley was dealing with the same issue last week, and was feeling strange and unable to fly following a game on March 3. He returned to the ice to play by March 6, on the same starting line with former Bruins teammate Tyler Seguin.

As we mentioned in the open, the last few minutes had to have been incredibly hard for Guelphe native Nathalie Peverly. It was difficult to determine what was happening during the game, with the broadcasters unsure exactly what was happening and who was involved. If Nathalie was in attendance, it's very likely information was even slower to trickle out. The couple has two young children - five year old daughter Isabelle and almost two year old son Frederik.

In the right call by the NHL, after the 15 minute delay, the game was ultimately suspended until further notice.

02/20/14
 

Shea Weber's wife Bailey Weber

 

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Shea Weber's wife Bailey Weber has every right to be excited.  After Shea Weber scored the game winning goal in the QuarterFinal  game against Latvia, the Canadian masses exploded in celebration, and Bailey Weber was undoubtedly among those celebrating.

The Nashville Predators star married his longtime girlfriend Bailey (formerly Bailey Munro) in 2013.   Longtime is the operative word here as Shea and Bailey Weber have been dating since high school.  Bailey graduated from Kelowna Secondary School in Kelowna, Britsh Columbia, where Shea played for the  Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League.

Shea and Bailey Weber are heavily involved in charitable endeavors both in their adopted NHL hometown of Nashville, as well as in their Canadian hometowns of Sicamous and Kelowna, British Columbia respectively.  The couple has involved themselves in various foundations such as the Special Olympics to help raise money and awareness for their causes.

Shea Weber helps lead the Canadian Men's Hockey Team into the Semi-Final game against the USA Squad.  We often times close with a polite well wishing, but despite respecting our neighbors to the North, this Boston based blog can't pull the trigger this time.  Go USA!

02/18/14
 

Justin Faulk's girlfriend Chloe Lappen

 

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Justin Faulk's girlfriend Chloe Lappen is a quick reminder that the players on Team USA are young guys, fresh out of school.

21 year old Justin Faulk, currently wearing the stars and stripes, but who also normally wears the Assistant Captain patch for the Carolina Hurricanes, would still be in school had he stayed.  After helping the University of Minnesota - Duluth win a national title in the 2010-2011 season, he signed an entry level contract with Carolina.  Now, we'd normally finish that sentence with a colloquial, trite  comment saying that Faulk signed with Carolina and never looked back,... but that's not the case this time.  As a senior at Minnesota - Duluth, we'd imagine that Justin Faulk's girlfriend would have something to say if he didn't.

Outside the Olympian, NHL star of a boyfriend, Chloe appears to have a normal life for a college student.  She likes popular music, bad movies and posting pictures with her friends.   The couple appears to be holding strong despite the distance.

In the coolest move ever, we found a picture of Minnesota native Faulk wearing a Mighty Ducks tee.  I very, very much support this wardrobe choice.