Welcome to the TXHT NWHL Weekend Recap for the Weekend of Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st, 2019, plus news coming out of the weekend.
Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Game #1 – Buffalo Beauts v. Connecticut Whale
- In Connecticut the Buffalo Beauts would score two goals each period to defeat the Whale 6-2. The Beauts would get goals from Erin Gehen (x2), Cassidy MacPherson (PPG), Corinne Buie, Kim Brown, and Taylor Accursi (PPG), as well as a three assist game for Marie-Jo Pelletier. The Whale would get their goals from Kayla Meneghin (PPG) and Jane Morrisette.
Game #2 – Metropolitan Riveters v. Boston Pride
- In Boston the Pride would remain undefeated as they would put up five goals against the Metropolitian Riveters. For the Pride Emily Fluke and Jillian Dempsey would both register a goal and two assists to lead the team, while the Pride would also get goals from Mary Parker, Alyssa Wohlfeiler, and McKenna Brand to secure the 5-2 victory. The Riveters would get both of their goals from Kate Leary.
Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Game #1 – Metropolitan Riveters v. Connecticut Whale
- To cap off the weekend the Riveters went to Connecticut to face the Whale, and in a tightly contested matchup it would be the Riveters topping the Whale 2-1. MAdison Packer would score the first period tally to get the Riveters on the board first, then in the third period Brooke Baker would grow the Riveters lead to two. The Whale would get a goal from Emma Vlasic, but it would be too little too late for the Whale.
News and Notes
- On Friday, Nov. 29th the Metropolitan Riveters signed defender Anna Keys for the 2019-20 season.
Player of the Week
- The NWHL has announced that goaltender Sam Walther of the Metropolitan Riveters has been named the VEDA Player of the Week. Walther would make 38 saves in a losing effort to the undefeated Boston Pride on Saturday, but would bounce back on Sunday with a 33 save victory over the Connecticut Whale, her former team, for the Riveters first regulation win of the season.
* All Graphics Courtesy of the NWHL.
*Photo of Sam Walther by Michelle Jay
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