Islanders Ice Girl
Following the 2000-01 season, the New York Islanders were desperately looking for a new way to draw fans to the dilapidated Nassau Coliseum to watch a hockey team that was in rebuilding mode.
The organization came up with the simple concept of ice girls, who were "cheerleaders on skates" that would clean around the net during timeouts and commercial breaks.
The idea quickly caught on around the league. Currently, there are 17 teams in the NHL that incorporates some form of a cheerleading squad or ice dance crew.
The sting of painful New York Islanders losses over the last nine years has been eased by the sight of these beautiful ladies. Here is a look at the 10 hottest ice girls in franchise history.
Samantha is the seasoned veteran on the squad and was a key component in the early success of the operation. She has been a familiar face at Nassau Coliseum since 2008 and quickly became a fan-favorite for her friendly attitude.
One of the most dynamic and talented skaters on the squad, Sage rose to prominence amongst Islanders fans for her hard work and positive spirit.
Danielle scrapes and cleans the ice around the net with a golden smile and graceful charm.
Kelly, a native of Long Island, was a professionally trained figure skater. Her classy performances became well-respected around the league and paved the way for other teams to employ ice girl squads. While no longer with the team, she has been sorely missed this season.
Kristy, along with her twin sister Kelly, were fan favorites at Nassau Coliseum. Kristy was well-known for her love of Bob Marley and tropical beaches.
While not technically an ice girl, Dina serves as the Islanders arena hostess. Fans give her kudos for her ability to walk across the ice in stiletto high heels during intermissions.
Stephanie likes to keep a low profile. While relatively new to Islanders fans, she is sure to take the arena by storm with her fan-friendly attitude and charisma.
Chanel's great looks and superb skating turned plenty of heads at Nassau Coliseum over the last few seasons.
Who cares that the team stinks ? This girl is gorgeous!
Islanders fans instantly fell in love with Janine when she joined the ice girls this season. Her great personality and beautiful smile never fails to brighten the atmosphere at the Nassau Coliseum.