Gallery: NHL ice girls calling it a season

 

As the National Hockey League season winds down, so have the numbers of the NHL ice girls — those comely young women who patrol the ice in breaks during games, keeping the ice surface clean with their shovels — as their teams are eliminated. Here's a late-season salute to their efforts.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">A Los Angeles Kings ice girl in action this season &#8212; 2011-12 isn't over yet for this woman, much like her team that's still in it.</div>
 

A Los Angeles Kings ice girl in action this season — 2011-12 isn't over yet for this woman, much like her team that's still in it.

Photograph by: Stephen Dunn, Getty Images files

 
<div id="page1">A Los Angeles Kings ice girl in action this season &#8212; 2011-12 isn't over yet for this woman, much like her team that's still in it.</div>
A Los Angeles Kings ice girl in action this season &#8212; 2011-12 isn't over yet for this woman, much like her team that's still in it.
A Philadelphia ice girl in action this season.
Anaheim Ducks ice girls ready for action.
New York Islanders ice girls in action.
A New York Islanders ice girl in action this season.
A Philadelphia Flyers ice girl in action this season.
A Dallas Stars ice girl in action this season.
Chicago Blackhawks ice girls in action this season.
New York Islanders ice girls in action this season.
A Dallas Stars ice girl in action.
A Calgary Flames ice girl in action.
An Edmonton Oilers ice girl in action this season.
New York Islanders ice girls in action this season.
New York Islanders ice girls in action this season.
A Calgary Flames ice girl in action this season.
Calgary Flames ice girls in action this season.
A Dallas Stars ice girl in action this season.
Philadelphia Flyers ice girls have their back to goalie Ilya Bryzgalov this season.
A Detroit Red Wings ice girl to the rescue.
Nashville Predators ice girls in action.
A Chicago Blackhawks ice girl in action.
A Philadelphia Flyers ice girl in action.
An Anaheim Ducks ice girl in action.
A Vancouver Canucks ice girl in action.
Chicago Blackhawks ice girls in action.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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