Over the last decade, the NHL has become notorious for lockouts. The 1991-92 and 1994-95 seasons were both shortened due to labor issues, and the entire 2004-05 season was cancelled after the players union and owners failed to come to terms in time to save the season.
Right now, the owners and players are so far apart that you could fit an ocean between them—a big one—so it doesn't look like this thing is going to come to an end anytime soon. It means there's no better time to get to know some of the sports world's most under appreciated gems: NHL Ice Girls.
Recently, I've been lucky enough to get to know Ms. Alexis Augusto, a two-year veteran of the Lady Panthers Ice Crew, a little better. Alexis won't actually be returning for the 2012-13 season, but since the players might not be either, that doesn't technically make her a former Ice Girl just yet.
What's important here is that now you get to know her a little better too. You're welcome.