NWHL Weekend Recap – Champions Finally Crowned

Welcome to the TXHT NWHL Weekend Recap for the Weekend of Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th, 2021, plus news coming out of the weekend.

Friday, March 26th, 2021

TOR v. BOS SF

  • Game #1 – #1 Toronto Six v. #4 Boston Pride
    • In the first game of the Semifinals since COVID-19 ended Lake Placid, the Boston Pride and Toronto Six would do battle. In the first period Tereza Vanisova and Jillian Dempsey would strik for the Pride, but Breanne Wilson-Bennett would strike to cut the Six’s deficit back to one. Then in the second period Mallory Souliotis and McKenna Brand would score to grow Boston’s lead to three, and then in the third period Sammy Davis and Mary Parker would score to put the game out of reach. Mikyla Grant-Mentis would score for the Six, but it would be too little, too late as the Pride would go on to win 6-2 and move on to the Isobel Cup Final.

MIN v. CT SF

  • Game #2 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Boston Pride
    • In the second game of the Semifinals, the Minnesota Whitecaps would host the Connecticut Whale in what would be a blow out. Audra Richards would net a hat trick and an assist while Allie Thunstrom would score two goals and Nina Rodgers would record five assists to lead the Whitecaps to a 7-0 victory over the Whale. Haylea Schmid and Haley Mack would record the other two goals for the Whitecaps.

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Isobel Cup Final

  • Isobel Cup Championship – Boston Pride v. Minnesota Whitecaps
    • In a matchup that took a year to get, the Boston Pride would finally take on the Minnesota Whitecaps for the Isobel Cup in the championship game. In the first period Allie Thunstrom would open the scoring to give the Whitecaps the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Mary Parker, Jillian Dempsey, and Lexie Laing would all score to give the Pride the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Thunstrom would nether second of the game, and Meaghan Pezon would score late on the powerplay for the Whitecaps, but Taylor Wenczkowski’s tally would give the Pride the 4-3 victory and their second Isobel Cup championship.

News and Notes

  • Jillian Dempsey of the Boston Pride would be named the DICK’S Sporting Goods MVP.

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