Ten Stats and a Movie: Curtains

Ten stats and takeaways from the inaugural Walter Cup Playoffs.

Ten Stats and a Movie: Curtains
Photo: PWHL

And now, the end is here and so we face the final curtain (if you heard Frank Sinatra in your head as you read that, just know I appreciate you). As soon as the clock hit zeroes in Lowell, Massachusetts so ended the last PWHL game of the 2024 season. After a hard-fought season and playoffs, it’s Minnesota coming out on top with the Walter Cup in Game Five over Boston. While there’s still the exclusive signing period, draft, and then free agency still left to go before the 2024 season is officially over, there is no more PWHL hockey to be watched until fall/winter. Now that the speedrun of January to May hockey is over we can take a look back at what the heck just happened in these playoffs.

1.  The 1st overall pick Taylor Heise is named the Ilana Kloss (PWHL Playoff MVP) Trophy winner after putting up eight points (five goals, three assists) in 10 playoff games. Her five playoff goals are MORE than the four goals she scored in the regular season.

2.  Don’t call it a comeback…or maybe do. I’m not your supervisor. To win the Walter Cup Nicole Hensley had her second shutout of the postseason and no one even knew if she’d have this opportunity. She lost the net to Maddie Rooney for five games before getting it back to finish strong. When Hensley got the net back, she wasn’t going to waste it as she also put the ghost of the 2019 Isobel Cup loss to bed.