Founding 4 Podcast

Learn the history behind Cappy, the new mascot for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).

Show Notes

The Minnesota Whitecaps have been a family affair since inception. Jack Brodt created the women's ice hockey team to keep his daughter Winny Brodt on the ice as a post-graduate with USA Hockey dreams. Jack White designed the original Whitecaps logo, one his daughter Brooke would wear for years alongside Winny.

Sixteen years later, Scott Richards is the latest dad to add to the history of the Whitecaps. With Jack White's blessing, Scott Richards created Cappy, a puck head in a helmet and dressed in the new NWHL-version of the Minnesota uniform. His daughter Audra played her first NWHL season out east with the Riveters. Now she plays for her hometown team and helps fill in as Cappy from time to time.

Listen to Scott & Audra Richards discuss Cappy! We discuss, pronouns, social media, being part of the Whitecaps legacy, and more!

Follow Cappy on Twitter: @MinnesotaCappy
Follow Audra Richards on Twitter: @audra_21

The Founding 4 Podcast is an independent, NWHL-centric women's ice hockey podcast hosted by Erica L. Ayala. The podcast lives on and is part of the Sports Talk with Erica L. Ayala podcast network.

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Creators & Guests

Erica L. Ayala (Eye-Yah-La) 💪🏽
Almost Famous | Founder, @BlackRosieMedia #HBRIC | 1st & only Black or Latine @PHF broadcaster | Broadcaster @NWSL | #PBWA #NAHJ 📧

What is Founding 4 Podcast?

The Founding 4 Podcast is a women's hockey podcast hosted by Erica L. Ayala and Angelica Rodriguez. Listen to players chat about the latest news, biggest games, and history of the women's pro league.

In 2015, the National Women’s Hockey League brought the first professional women’s hockey league to the United States. The NWHL started with four founding teams: Boston Pride, Connecticut Whale, Buffalo Beauts, and the New York Riveters.