NWHL history was made today at Webster Bank Arena, which is the home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. It was a part of the NWHL/AHL double header where the Whale would square off against the Pride in the beginning, and the Sound Tigers would later host the Hershey Bears.
For the Whale, they would turn to their main starter Brooke Wolejko; and for the Pride, they would go with their star, Lovisa Selander.
In the first period, there was just utter domination by the league leading Pride. However, it would take 8 minutes for the first goal of the game, and it would come from McKenna Brand, with the assist coming from Christina Putigna. 8 minutes later, the Pride would double their lead, with the goal coming from Christina Putigna, the assist coming from Mallory Souliotis. The period would end with the Pride up 2-0. The shot count favored the Pride 18-4.
There was no scoring in the second period, and the shot count once again favored the Pride in the period, 10-3.
In the third, we were heading for no scoring once again, but with the Whale chasing the game, the Pride would add an empty net goal with less than 2 minutes remaining. The empty net insurance goal coming from Mary Parker. Once again, the shot count would favor the Pride, 16-1; and the Pride would secure the 3-0 victory.
Lovisa Selander would be perfect, facing 8 shots and making 8 saves. Brooke Wolejko was incredible today facing 43 shots and making 41 saves.
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle didn’t register a blocked shot today, still giving her a total of 60 blocks on the year. She is donating a $1 for every block she records for her fundraiser Blocks For Books. Here is the link for those who want to make a donation too:
Kendra Broad did not dress today, but she still has 30 shots on goal. Please check out the charity that she is fundraising for. She is also donating $2 for every shot on goal for Mental Health Connecticut. Here is a link for those who want to make a donation too: