The NWHL Twitch Extravaganza and You Need to Know!!

Today in the National Women’s Hockey League they held a Twitch Extravaganza with all sorts of interviews, reveals, and free agent signing announcements!

 

Free Agent Signings!

  • Teresa Knutson signs with the Metropolitan Riveters. It will be her rookie season in the NWHL!
  • Mackenzie MacNeil signs with the Toronto Six. It will be her rookie year in the NWHL!
  • Taylor Turnquist signs with the Boston Pride. The last signee of Boston’s 2020 NWHL Draft.
  • Janine Weber re-signs with the Connecticut Whale. The latest signing for the Whale returns for another season!
  • Kayla Meneghin signs with the Buffalo Beauts. The Beauts sign the NWHL veteran, and it will be her first season in Buffalo.

 

Interviews!

Tori Sullivan

  • Massive TikTok’er
  • If the championship game were to be played, Pride would have won in overtime. Thunstrom would have scored for the Whitecaps.
  • Awesome to add another team, in Toronto.
  • Differences between privately owned teams vs. league owned teams. Mainly in terms of gear, food, and other accommodations.
  •  Mend on the Move, non-profit based in Detroit, employs survivors of abuse in Metro Detroit to create jewelry which provides them with an income while in recovery.
  • Doesn’t know who Lucille Ball is??
  • Can’t wait for Season 6!

 

Rebecca Morse

  • Game winning goal, Isobel Cup win, and playing at Prudential Center amongst favorite NWHL memories.
  • Never apologizes for others blocking her shot
  • Started out as a goalie
  • Toronto is an excellent hockey city
  • “I’ve been taking the time to reflect how I can grow individually and how I can give back to the game.”
  • Nice getting to know new teammate Saroya Tinker
  • Talking about the awesome game that was the Buffalo Believes Classic
  • Support Local Business’ and promote LGBT Community

Jersey Reveal!

Connecticut Whale unveiled their new jersey today!

The Whale bring back the white jersey, with some subtle differences from the last time they had white jerseys.

 

Buffalo Believes Classic

The stream also played the entire Buffalo Believes Classic outdoor game between the Buffalo Beauts and Metropolitan Riveters. You can read about it here.

 

Intermission 1

Lindsay Eastwood of the Toronto Six is joined by Brooke Avery of the Metropolitan Riveters

  • Avery, had a ton of fun playing Buffalo Believes Classic. Recalls memories of playing the outdoor game at Fenway Park
  • Tom Brady is Avery’s favorite athlete
  • Both Eastwood and Avery played together at Syracuse University
  • Looking forward to getting back and being with teammates
    • Also looking forward to playing against the Six
  • Practiced for the Buffalo Believe Classic in Central Park
  • Uses slightly smaller shin pads, exposes her ankles to shots.
  • Switching her number from 21 to 16 for the season upcoming

 

Intermission 2

Lindsay Eastwood of the Toronto Six is joined by her teammate Mikyla Grant-Mentis of the Toronto Six

* Due to work, we were unable to watch the interview to give full details about this interview.

 

TXHT will continue to provide NWHL coverage as more signings and news are announced.

 

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