Puck drop for Season 8 of the PHF took place tonight. It sees the rematch of the Isobel Cup Finals from last season; the defending champions Boston Pride taking on last year’s runner ups, the Connecticut Whale. Here is how the two teams would line up:
There was no scoring in the first period between both teams. They seemed to be evenly matched, as the shots on goal ratio was close, a tally of 11-9 in favor of the Pride.
In the second period, Boston would draw first blood in the game. The goal would come from one of the newcomers for the Pride, Elizabeth Giguere, her first goal of the season. A bank pass from the neutral zone would find the streaking Giguere on the left side, and she would rifle the shot over Ives’ blocker. The period would end with Boston clinging to a 1-0 lead heading into the third period.
In the third period, the wheels would fall off for the Whale, as they would give up three goals. The first one would come a little over halfway in the period. The goal would come from Loren Gabel, her first of the season. A 2 on 1 play would see the shot from Giguere saved by Ives, but the rebound would find the stick of Gabel and she would deposit it in the open net.
A whole ten seconds would pass, and the Pride would add an insurance marker. Another newcomer to the team, Allie Thunstrom would net her first goal of the season. Thunstrom would use her speed to get by the Whale defenders and have a mini breakaway. She would get the shot off and it would go through the legs of Ives, and in the net.
46 seconds later, the Pride while on the power play would add their fourth goal of the game. The goal would come from Loren Gabel, her second goal of the game and season. A pass across from Flanagan would find Gabel above the right circle. She would carry the puck down to the dot and rifle a shot over Ives’ blocker and in the net. Boston would hang on to preserve the shutout and the first victory of the season.
Corinne Schroeder of the Boston Pride would record the victory and the shutout by facing 36 shots and making 36 saves. While Abbie Ives of the Connecticut Whale would face 41 shots and she would make 37 saves.
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The next game for the Boston Pride will be tomorrow against the Metropolitan Riveters at 2p, while the Connecticut Whale will have to wait till November 19th to faceoff against the Buffalo Beauts at 6p/
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