NWHL Notes – Whale Fall To The Beauts

The Connecticut Whale fell to the Buffalo Beauts in their home opener today at Terry Conners Rink. The final score of the game was 4-0.

3 Notable Players For The Whale

Meeri Räisänen: The obvious choice. She made her Whale debut after signing with the team earlier in the week. She may not have been the winning goaltender today but she made some incredible stops on her way to a 34 save performance. It earned her the third star of the game.

Emily Fluke: The Captain of the Whale looked really solid in the game. There was almost never a time where she wasn’t on the ice. Killing penalties, blocking shots, being on the powerplay; and, had the best chance of the game for the Whale. She was everywhere on the ice.

Michelle Löwenhielm: The Swede looked good in her first game in the NWHL. She had some really good neutral zone play, and made some really good plays in the defensive zone along with Shannon Doyle. Looking forward to seeing her continued development to the NWHL game.

Player Who Needs To Step Up Next Game

Cydney Roesler: Let me make one thing clear, she doesn’t need me telling her this. She is the Assistant Coach of the Whale; she’ll probably be the first to tell you that she didn’t have a good game. A hat trick of penalties will do that for any player. She knows that she needs to be better and I have no doubt she will be better next game.

Fun Fact

This was my second attended game for the Whale. Unfortunately the Whale are 0-2 with 0 Goals For and 9 Goals Against, and I’m starting to wonder, being the superstitious person that I am, if I am the problem. Hopefully not, as I will be attending the game against the Riveters in Pittsburgh on December 2nd.


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