NWHL Game Preview – 12/2/2018 – Metropolitan Riveters v. Connecticut Whale

 

Are You Ready For Part 3?!

 

Let’s get ready to rumble one more time, as the Connecticut Whale will once again square off against the Metropolitan Riveters today at 3:30p. While the Whale are going to be the designated home team for this matchup, but the two teams will be playing in the neutral location of Pittsburgh, PA. This will be the second year in a row that the Connecticut Whale will be playing in Pittsburgh. Last year, they played a regular season game against the Buffalo Beauts, in which they fell 4-3.

This year promises to be another great game between the Riveters and the Whale. The first two games between the two teams have been nothing short of spectacular. The first game they squared off, it was the Whale coming out on top of that game with a late third period goal from Shannon Doyle, which beat Riveters goalie Katie Fitzgerald from the point.

As awesome as the first game was, the second game was even better. Both teams trading goals and close chances; Riveters forward Audra Richards even recorded a hat trick in that game. In the end, it came down to a shootout where Amanda Kessel got the shootout goal and Riveters backup goalkeeper Kimberly Sass stopped all three Whale shootout attempts.

Today’s game, as I said, will be the third game between these two awesome teams, before the Whale will have their next game six days later on December 8th against the Buffalo Beauts in Buffalo; and the Riveters will play their next game against the Boston Pride back in Newark, NJ on December 9th. I am looking forward to the excitement that these two teams always seem to provide in these games. There is always great back and forth action between them, and if the first two games were any indication, we should be in for some great hockey tomorrow.

 

Players to Watch

Katerina Mrázová: Probably the best Whale player so far this season. She leads the team in goals and points, as well as shots on goal. She is also coming off a two goal performance in the last game these two teams played. Also, she has a total of three goals against the Riveters this season.

Audra Richards: Hard to argue with the best Riveters player as well. Like Mrázová, she is on a hot streak too. She leads the team in goals, with six. Also in the last two games, she has tallied four goals. Interestingly enough, all six of her goals have been at home.

 

You will be able to watch the game tomorrow on https://www.nwhl.zone/watch

 

I will be at the game today; you can follow me on twitter at @shaggy901516 for live updates!

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