NWHL Game Recap – 10/19/2019 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Boston Pride

Minnesota Whitecaps (1-0-1 3pts) v. Boston Pride (3-0-0 6pts)

 

Game Recap:

Coming into the weekend the undefeated Boston Pride play host to the 2019 Isobel Cup Champion Minnesota Whitecaps, and in this highly anticipated matchup it would not disappoint as both teams would play a very even game against eachother early on as both teams would trade chances. However, it would be Alyssa Wohlfeiler breaking the scoreless tie with a beautiful shot that would beat Whitecaps goaltender Amanda Leveille to give the Pride the 1-0 lead. The rest of the period it would be Leveille and Lovisa Selander playing aggressively in their respective nets and keeping the game close as both teams generated quality scoring chances. At the end of the period Leveille would have stopped 12 out of 13 shots faced while Selander stopped at 14 shots she faced in the first.

 

In the second period the physicality would pick up as this period would see a total of five penalties with three involving either roughing or body checking. However, when it came to the powerplay the Whitecaps were unable to convert on both of their opportunities, while the Pride woulkd not convert on their lone chance of the period. The Pride would strike once again as McKenna Brand would score her fifth of the season as Jillian Dempsey would feed Brand with a beautiful pass as she would bury it past Leveille to give the Pride the 2-0 lead heading into the second period. For the shots, the Pride would get 18 shots on goal for a total of 31 through 40 minutes while the Whitecaps had 16 shots in the second for a total of 30through 40 minutes.

 

In the third period it would be Kaleigh Fratkin extending the Pride’s lead to three as she would score from the point in the first 73 seconds of the period. However, the Whitecaps would respond with a couple of solid chances to try to get on the board and cut the deficit, but it would be Selander standing tall for the Pride between the pipes. near the midway mark of the period Lexi Bender would be called for roughing, and while on the powerplay the Whitecaps would give up a few quality shorthanded chances to the Pride but Leveille was up to the task, and then Allie Thunstrom would get a spectacular breakaway opportunity, but Selander would rob her with an even more spectacular save to keep the Pride’s lead at three. Late in the period Thunstrom would get another opportunity and this time she would drill it home as she would score her third of the season and cut the Pride’s lead to two. With the hopes to mount a comeback the Whitecaps would pull Leveille for the extra attacker, but it would not amount to anything as the Boston Pride would defeat the Minnesota Whitecaps 3-1 and remain undefeated with a 4-0-0 record.

 

Lineups:

Minnesota Whitecaps:

Jonna Curtis – Nicole Schammel – Meaghan Pezon

Audra Richards – Lauren Barnes – Allie Thunstrom

Megan Lorence – Halea Schmid – Stephanie Anderson

Kalli Funk –  –

Sydney Baldwin – Amanda Boulier

Emma Stauber – Chelsey Rosenthal

Kelsey Cline –

Amanda Leveille*

Allie Morse

 

Boston Pride:

McKenna Brand – Jillian Dempsey – Christina Putigna

Emily Fluke – Mary Parker – Alyssa Wohlfeiler

Carlee Toews – Lexie Laing – Tori Sullivan

Kaleigh Fratkin – Briana Mastel

Lauren Kelly – Lexi Bender

Mallory Souliotis – Jenna Rheault

Whitney Renn

Lovisa Selander*

Victoria Hanson

 

First Period:

BOS Goal – 6:04 – Alyssa Wohlfeiler (2) from Mary Parker (2)

 

End of 1st – MIN – 0       BOS – 1

Shots              14                 13

PP                 0/0                  0/0

 

Second Period:

BOS Penalty – 3:01 – Kaleigh Fratkin 2 minutes for Body Checking

MIN Penalty – 3:41 – Amanda Boulier 2 minutes for Holding

BOS Penalty – 8:42 – Jillian Dempsey 2 minutes for Roughing

MIN Penalty – 8:42 – Emma Stauber 2 minutes for Roughing

BOS Goal – 13:00 – McKenna Brand (5) from Jillian Dempsey (4) and Mallory Souliotis (3)

BOS Penalty – 13:20 – Carlee Toews 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 2nd – MIN – 0       BOS – 2

Shots              30                 31

PP                   0/2                0/1

 

Third Period:

BOS Goal – 1:13 – Kaleigh Fratkin (1) from Mallory Souliotis (4)

BOS Penalty – 9:05 – Lexi Bender 2 minutes for Roughing

MIN Goal – 17:29 – Allie Thunstrom (3)

 

End of 3rd – MIN – 0       BOS – 3

Shots              48                 42

PP                   0/3                0/1

 

Next Up:

Minnesota (1-1-1 3pts) v. Boston (4-0-0 8pts) October 20th

 

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