New York Ranger’s Mom Takes the NHL Spotlight on Mother’s Day

Jim Bay
New York Rangers
Dec 8, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Rangers players celebrate a goal scored by New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) during the first period against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

It was just a few months ago that the New York Rangers held their annual trip that saw Ryan Strome’s mother become somewhat of a media sensation when she read the lineups to the Rangers before their victory against the Chicago Blackhawks. She reprised that role in their next road contest against Carolina, despite her son jokingly saying that experience “aged him five, maybe ten years”, which again resulted in a Rangers victory. These were just the first two of what turned out to be five straight victories, cementing the legend of Trish Strome.

Mrs. Strome featured on the NHL networks #HockeyatHome show

Trish Strome is not only the mother of the Ranger’s Ryan Strome, but she is also the proud mom of current Chicago Blackhawk Dylan and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matthew, so it made perfect sense to feature her on the NHL Hockey Moms segment of the show.

A big part of the segment had to do with the famous reading of the lineup, something that caught Ryan off guard. “I didn’t know they were going to do that, so it really caught me off guard” Ryan explained and also added that “it was quite something and the Internet caught it and it blew up quite a bit”

Even though she may have looked calm and collective during the lineup announcement, Trish Stomme did not have a lot of time to prepare. So her well-quoted lines like “Move..him..the..puck…”, and “I just like saying Shesterkin” was very much improvised. “The gave like 5 minutes notice” she explained, “so I didn’t have a lot of time to be nervous.”

The interview was conducted by Kathyrn Tappan of NBC Sports, who asked Mrs. Strome about what she thought about having the boys home due to the coronavirus pandemic’s and the NHL’s stay-at-home restriction: “I love having them around” but added, “I do miss the hockey.”

The entire segment also features interviews with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes and New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes with their mom, Ellen; and emergency backup goalie David Ayres with his mom, Mary. The episode can be found on the NHL’s digital platforms and will air on NBCSN on Wednesday, May 13, at 5 p.m., as well as on the NHL Network on Thursday, May 14, at 9:30 p.m. ET.