Big, big news from the Pod today as the Whale have re-signed a trio of players: defender Taylor Marchin, defender/forward Hanna Beattie, and forward Katelynn Russ.
Marchin is a defender from Michigan, who played her college hockey at Yale University. Marchin is returning to the team for her third season. Last season, Marchin recorded 3 assists in 24 regular season games and added another assist in the 2 playoff games that the Whale played.
Hanna Beattie is a utility player, in that she can play both forward and defense. She played her college hockey at Williams College. The New Jersey native is returning to the Whale for her fourth season with the team. Last season, she scored 3 goals and added 3 assists for 6 points on the year in the 22 games she played. In the 2 playoff games, she scored 2 goals. Currently, she is tied for the league lead in goals in the playoffs!
Katelynn Russ was a late signing last season for the Whale. The Illinois native played her college hockey at Union College. During the regular season, she only played 2 games, however in the playoffs, where the Whale played 2 games, she scored twice and added an assist for 3 points. Currently, she is tied for the league lead in points, for the playoffs, with Boston’s Kaleigh Fratkin and Connecticut’s Emma Vlasic. She is also tied for the league lead in goals, for the playoffs, with Connecticut’s Hanna Beattie. She is also tied for the league lead in power play goals, for the playoffs, with Boston’s Jordan Juron.
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