Welcome to the TXHT PHF Weekend Recap for the Weekend of Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th, 2022, plus news coming out of the weekend.
Friday, December 9th, 2022
Game #1 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Connecticut Whale
- After waiting a little over a month, the Connecticut Whale finally got to have their home opener as they hosted the Minnesota Whitecaps, and in the first period Kennedy Marchment would score to give the Whale the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Alyssa Wohlfeiler would score to give the Whale the 2-0 victory over the Whitecaps.
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Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Game #1 – Metropolitan Riveters v. Toronto Six
- In Toronto the Six would kick off their weekend series with the Metropolitan Riveters, and in the first period Amanda Pelkey would open the scoring for the Rivs, but Dominika Laskova would score to tie the game at one. In the second period Reagan Rust would score to retake the lead for the Rivs, but Brittany Howard would score to tie the game back up for the Six. Then after a scoreless third period and overtime it would be Minttu Tuominen in the shootout to give the Riveters the 3-2 victory over the Six.
Game #2 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Connecticut Whale
- In Connecticut the Whale would look to go 2 for 2 as they host the Minnesota Whitecaps, and in the first period Jonna Albers would strike for the Whitecaps, but goals from Justine Reyes and Taylor Girard would give the Whale the 2-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Katrina Mrazova would score for the Whale, but goals from Denisa Krizova, Olivia Knowles, and Natalie Snodgrass would give the Whitecaps the 4-3 victory over the Whale.
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Game #3 – Boston Pride v. Buffalo Beauts
- In Buffalo the Beauts would play host to the Boston Pride for the first game of their weekend series, and after a scoreless first period Taylor House and Jillian Dempsey would score to give the Pride the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Allie Thunstrom would score to give the Pride the 3-0 victory over the Beauts.
Sunday, December 11th, 2022
Game #1 – Boston Pride v. Buffalo Beauts
- Back in Buffalo for the second game of their weekend series, it would be a wild one between the Beauts and the Boston Pride as there would be 12 total goals in the game starting with the first period as Antonia Matzka would score for the Beauts, but goals from Aneta Tejralova, Loren Gabel, and Jillian Dempsey would give the Pride the 3-1 lead. In the second period it would be more tame as Dempsey would net her second of the game and Jenna Suokko would score for the Beauts. Then in the third period Matzka would net her second of the game and Summer-Rae Dobson and Emma Nuutinen would score for the Beauts, but Gabel would net her second of the game, Dempsey would complete the hat trick, and Elizabeth Gigure would score to give the Pride the 7-5 victory over the Beauts.
Game #2 – Metropolitan Riveters v. Toronto Six
- In Toronto the Six would look to bounce back against the Metropolitan Riveters, and in the first period Brittany Howard would net a pair of goals while Emma Woods would score to give the Six the 3-0 lead. In the second period Fanni Garat-Gasparics would score for the Rivs to get on the board and back within two. Then in the third period Amanda Pelkey would score for the Rivs to get them back within one, but Howard would complete the hat trick and Woods would net her second of the game to give the Six the 5-2 victory over the Riveters.
News and Notes
- The PHF announced that Minnesota Whitecaps forward Sydney Brodt has been suspended for one game.
- Brodt was suspended after a Player Safety Committee review of her major penalty for boarding on Saturday, Dec. 10th’s game against Connecticut.
- The suspension will be served on Saturday, Dec. 17th.
3 Stars of the Week
First Star – Jillian Dempsey (BOS)
- Jillian Dempsey would cap of an amazing week that would see her honored with the Hockey Legacy Award at the Sports Museum’s fundraising gala The Tradition with a four goal and two assist for six points weekend in her two games played for the Boston Pride. Dempsey would start the weekend with a goal in the Pride’s 3-0 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, and then on Sunday she would record three goals and two assists in the Pride’s 7-5 victory over the Beauts.
Second Star – Loren Gabel (BOS)
- Loren Gabel would record two goals and four assists for six points, and she would do it all for the Pride on Sunday as part of their 7-5 victory over the Beauts. Gabel would tie the PHF single game record with the six point performance.
Third Star – Brittany Howard (TOR)
- Brittany Howard would record four goals and an assist for five points in two games played for the Toronto Six. Howard would start the weekend with a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to Metropolitan on Saturday, but would then record three goals and an assist to guide the Six to a 5-2 victory over the Riveters on Sunday.
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