Former Northeastern Star Brings Women’s Ice Hockey to Israel

Chad Goldberg, a hockey player at Tufts University, traveled to Israel in 2013 for the Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympiad.” The event, held the year after the Summer Olympics, brings together the best Jewish athletes from around the world.

His twin sister Chelsey Goldberg, a Northeastern hockey player, also wanted to compete in Israel. Her application to play alongside her brother on the US men’s team was denied. There was no other way for her because women’s hockey wasn’t part of the competition.

She decided to do something about it.

Nine years later, Goldberg is in Israel for the upcoming 21st Maccabiah as a player on the US women’s premier hockey team – a team she helped create.

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