NWHL News and Notes from Sunday, January 24th, 2021
|1. Metropolitan Riveters||2||0||0||0||4|
|2. Minnesota Whitecaps||2||0||0||0||4|
|3. Boston Pride||1||1||0||0||2|
|4. Connecticut Whale||1||1||0||0||2|
|5. Toronto Six||0||1||0||1||1|
|6. Buffalo Beauts||0||1||0||1||1|
- Minnesota Whitecaps v. Toronto Six – 1p ET
- In a high octane matchup to start the day for the NWHL, the Toronto Six would strike early and often. In the first period the Six would chase Minnesota Whitecaps goaltender Amanda Leveille from the crease after goals from Lindsay Eastwood (PPG) and Breanne Wilson-Bennett (PPG) would both net their first career NWHL goals, and Mikyla Grant-Mentis would score to give the Six the commanding 3-0 lead. However, late in the period while on the powerplay Sydney Baldwin would score for the Whitecaps to get them on the board. In the second period Leveille would return to the crease for Minnesota, but early on it would be a powerplay tally from Wilson-Bennett, then later in the period Taylor Woods would score to give the Six the 5-1 lead, but with 61 seconds left in the second Haylea Schmid and Haley Mack would both score to bring the Whitecaps back within two. Then in the third period Audra Richards would strike while shorthanded and draw a penalty at the same time to lead to Meaghan Pezon striking on the powerplay to tie the game at five to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless overtime period this game would go to the shootout, and Mack would score in the fifth round to complete the comeback as the Whitecaps would defeat the Six 6-5.
- Mike’s TXHT Recap – Six Strike Fast, But Fall in the Shootout
- Metropolitan Riveters v. Connecticut Whale – 4p ET
- Back at it in Lake Placid, both the Metropolitan Riveters and Connecticut Whale look to remain undefeated, and in the first period the Riveters would strike first with tallies from Mallory Rushton and Cailey Hutchison to take the 2-0 lead, but the Whale would respond as Amanda Conway and Emma Vlasic would score to tie the game at two. Then in the second period Rebecca Russo would score while on the powerplay to retake the lead for the Riveters, but Kaycie Anderson would score to tie the game once again. Then in the third period it would be Theresa Knutson scoring her first goal of the season to give the Riverters the 4-3 victory.
- Shaggy’s TXHT Recap – Whale Fall Short In Third Comeback Attempt
- Buffalo Beauts v. Boston Pride – 7p ET
- For the final game of the night we would see the Buffalo Beauts and Boston Pride go to battle as both teams looked to earn their first victory of the season. In the first period Jillian Dempsey would strike first for the Pride, but Jordan Juron would strike for the Beauts to tie the game. However, McKenna Brand would tally late in the first to give the Pride the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period the Pride would strike twice on the powerplay as Dempsey would net her second of the game for her 100th career NWHL point, and Sammy Davis would score her first career NWHL goal, then late in the period Taylor Wenczkowski would score her first career NWHL goal to give the Pride the 5-1 victory.
Mike’s TXHT Recap – Pride Overpower the Beauts for First Win
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