PHF Weekend Recap – Extra Busy Week

Welcome to the TXHT PHF Weekend Recap for the Weekend of Saturday, January 14th through Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, plus news coming out of the weekend.

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Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Game #1 – Montreal Force v. Connecticut Whale

  • In Pittsburgh the Connecticut Whale would play host to the Montreal Force, and in the first period Katerina Mrazova and Melissa Samoskevich would strike for the Whale while Ann-Sophie Bettez and Samantha Isbell would score for the Force for the 2-2 tie. In the second period Kennedy Marchment would score for the Whale to retake the lead, but Bettez would net her second of the game to tie the game up at three for the Force. Then in the third period Marchment would net her second of the game for the Whale, but Bettez would complete the hat trick while Brooke Stacey would net the game winner for the Force as they would defeat the Whale 5-4.
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Game #2 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Metropolitan Riveters

  • At the American Dream the Metropolitan Riveters would play host to the Minnesota Whitecaps, and after a scoreless first period Sarah Forster would open the scoring for the Riveters, but goals from Stephanie Anderson and Brittyn Fleming would give the Whitecaps the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Kelly Babstock would score for the Rivs, but an earlier tally from Jonna Albers would give the Whitecaps the 3-2 victory over the Riveters.
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Game #3 – Buffalo Beauts v. Boston Pride

  • In Boston the Pride would take on the Buffalo Beauts, and in the first period Jillian Dempsey would score to give the Pride the 1-0 lead. In the second period McKenna Brand would net a pair of goals to grow the Pride’s lead to three. Then in the third period the flood gates would open as Allie Thunstrom would score a pair of goals while Christina Putigna, Loren Gabel, and Olivia Zafuto would score to give the Pride the dominating 8-0 victory over the Beauts.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2023

Game #1 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Metropolitan Riveters

  • Back in New Jersey the Metropolitan Riveters would look to bounce back against the Minnesota Whitecaps, and after a scoreless first period Sarah Bujold would open the scoring for the Rivs, but goals from Liz Schepers, Sidney Morin, and Natalie Snodgrass would give the Whitecaps the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Denisa Krizova would score to give the Whitecaps the 4-1 victory over the Riveters to sweep the weekend series.
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Game #2 – Buffalo Beauts v. Boston Pride

  • Back in Boston the Pride look to continue their winning ways against the Buffalo Beauts, and in the first period Allie Thunstrom would score shorthanded for the Pride to take the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Courtney Maud would score on the powerplay for the Beauts to tie the game at one and force overtime. In the extra frame Thunstrom would net her second of the game to give the Pride the 2-1 victory over the Beauts.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Game #1 – Buffalo Beauts v. Connecticut Whale

  • On a Tuesday night the Connecticut Whale would play host to the Buffalo Beauts as they make up their two game series that was postponed earlier in the season due to weather, and after a scoreless first period Justine Reyes would score to give the Whale the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Kennedy Marchment and Katerina Mrazova would score to give the Whale the 3-0 victory over the Beauts.
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Game #1 – Buffalo Beauts v. Connecticut Whale

  • Back in Connecticut for the second game of their mid-week series the Whale would play host to the Buffalo Beauts, and in the first period Melissa Samoskevich, Janka Hlinka, Kennedy Marchment, and Justine Reyes would score to give the Whale the commanding 4-0 lead, but Summer-Rae Dobson would strike late to get the Beauts on the board. In the second period Claudia Kepler would score to get the Beauts back within two. Then in the third period Kepler would net her second of the game to bring the Beauts within one, but Marchment would net a pair to complete the hat trick and Hannah Bates would score to give the Whale the 7-3 victory over the Beauts.
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News and Notes

  • The PHF announced a trio of suspensions.
    • Buffalo Beauts head coach Rhea Coad would be suspended two games.
      • Coad would be suspended as a result of a game misconduct for verbal abuse of an official on Jan. 14th v. Boston.
    • Beauts defender Samantha Fieseler would be suspended for one game.
      • Fieseler would be suspended as a result of her game misconduct for a checking from behind major penalty on Jan. 14th v. Boston.
    • Beauts forward Dominique Kremer would also be suspended one game.
      • Kremer would be suspended due to her game misconduct for an interference major penalty on Jan. 14th v. Boston.
  • The PHF announced the All Star rosters for Sunday, Jan. 29th, 2023 in Toronto.
    • The showcase will feature three teams (USA, Canada, World).
  • The Buffalo Beauts announced on Monday that they had come to terms with forward Autumn MacDougall on her release.
    • The contract termination was at the request of MacDougall and was mutually agreed on.
  • The Beauts then announced on Tuesday that they have signed forward Iveta Klimášová for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
    • Klimášová had been on a PTO with the Beauts, and suited up for both games against Boston this past weekend.

Standings

3 Stars of the Week*

*Not including the Tuesday and Wednesday BUF/CTW games.

First Star – Allie Thunstrom (BOS)

  • Allie Thunstrom would record four goals and two assists for six points in two games played for the Boston Pride this past weekend. On Saturday Thunstrom would have two and two assists for her third career four point game in an 8-0 victory over Buffalo. Then she would record another two goals, including the OT winner, in a 2-1 victory over Buffalo on Sunday.

Second Star – Ann-Sophie Bettez (MON)

  • Ann-Sophie Bettez would record three goals and an assist for four points in a 5-4 victory over the Connecticut Whale on Saturday in Pittsburgh for the Montreal Force. Bettez would record her first career four point game and first career hat trick.

Third Star – Jonna Albers (MIN)

  • Jonna Albers would have a goal and two assists for the Minnesota Whitecaps in two games played against the Metropolitan Riveters. Albers would start the weekend by scoring the game winner in a 3-2 victory. Thenshe would record two assists in the Whitecaps 4-1 victory over the Riveters.

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