2019-20 NWHL Previews – Connecticut Whale

2018-19 Record:  2-12-2 6pts   5th Place in the NWHL

Playoffs: Lost in First Round to Riveters

 

Key Additions: F – Emma Vlassic, F – Kendra Broad, G – Cassandra Goyette

 

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2019-20 Preview:

Shaggy’s Questions For The Season

Who will step up and be the leader for the team?

As of this article, the Whale still have some players they need to sign. However, the Whale roster is full of some returning players and a lot of rookies. The head veterans on the team are Elena Orlando and Shannon Doyle. Which one of them is going to step up and be the leader of the locker room?

 

How will the team adjust to the new coaching staff?

Last years coaching staff was Ryan Equale and Cydney Roesler, they are now gone. The current coaching staff is ex-NHLer Colton Orr and former Whale goalie Laura Brennan. The team will have to adjust to a new playing style, and how long will that adjustment take?

 

Who will be the starting goalie for the Whale this season?

The Whale will start off the new season with three new goaltenders on the roster: Cassandra Goyette, Sonjia Shelly, and Brooke Wolejko. All three goalies have previous NCAA experience. There certainly will be some good competition to see who the number one is going to be.

 

The Whale will be playing at a new rink this season. They are going to be playing at Danbury Arena in Danbury, CT. The first game of the season will be the home opener against the Buffalo Beauts at 230p EST on October 5th

 

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