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Weekend Update: Nov. 24 - 25

What a wild weekend in women’s hockey!

Kimberly Sass
Connor Murphy

NWHL

Sunday, Nov. 25

Metropolitan Riveters beat Connecticut Whale, 4 - 3 in a shootout

Goals

  • Riveters: Audra Richards (3)
  • Whale: Katerina Mrázová (2), Kayla Meneghin

Shootout

Round 1

  • Whale: Katerina Mrázová
  • Riveters: Amanda Kessel (shot made)

Round 2

  • Whale: Michelle Löwenhielm
  • Riveters: Audra Richards

Round 3

  • Whale: Jordan Brickner

The Riveters had Kessel, Miye D’Oench, and Courtney Burke back in the lineup on Sunday, so we were expecting to see a different Riveters team on Sunday. What we got was something of a mixed bag. The Riveters found a way to win against the Connecticut Whale thanks to a hat trick from rookie forward Audra Richards and a shootout goal from Amanda Kessel. The Whale’s international players stood out, especially Katerina Mrazova who put up two goals, including a shorthanded tally.

CWHL

Saturday, Nov. 24

Markham Thunder beat Toronto Furies, 5 - 2

Goals

  • Furies: Natalie Spooner, Sarah Nurse
  • Thunder: Jamie Lee Rattray, Kristen Richards, Victoria Bach, Laura Fortino, Laura Stacey

Pension Plan Puppets recap

Calgary Inferno beat Les Canadiennes de Montreal, 4 - 2

Goals

  • Inferno: Kaitlin Willoughby, Rebecca Johnston (2), Brigette Lacquette
  • Les Canadiennes: Mélodie Daoust, Ann-Sophie Bettez

Eyes on the Prize weekend recap

Ahead of Saturday’s game, Les Canadiennes announced head coach Dany Brunet would be stepping down from his role.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Calgary Inferno beat Les Canadiennes de Montreal, 3 - 2

Goals

  • Inferno: Halli Krzyzaniak, Zoe Hickel, Blayre Turnbull
  • Les Canadiennes: Ann-Sophie Bettez, Marie-Philip Poulin

Eyes on the Prize weekend recap

This weekend was a major series for both teams as they’d been battling for a top spot in the league. The series held the possibility for a four-point swing, which went the way of the Inferno.

Toronto Furies beat Markham Thunder, 4 - 3 in overtime

Goals

  • Furies: Sarah Nurse (3), Natalie Spooner
  • Thunder: Kelly Gribbons, Victoria Bach (2)

Pension Plan Puppets Recap

Sarah Nurse had the OT game winner in the second half of a GTA home-and-home weekend.