This weekend in NCAA was so crazy that it gets its own section. Northeastern topped Boston College before falling to the newest D1 school, Holy Cross. BC got swept by Boston University in a home-and-home. Colgate beat Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Add in losing to Cornell, and Clarkson struggled this weekend. And that’s just the teams in our NCAA Poll.
Sat. Dec. 1
Boston Pride beat Minnesota Whitecaps in St. Paul; 5 - 1
- Pride: Mallory Souliotis, Jillian Dempsey, Haley Skarupa, Gigi Marvin (2)
- Whitecaps: Amanda Boulier
The Pride handed the Whitecaps their first loss on the season Saturday night with a commanding win. Souliotis got her first career NWHL goal. Katie Burt stopped 36 shots for the Pride while Amanda Leveille stopped 21 of the 26 she saw.
Sun, Dec. 2
Boston Pride beat Minnesota Whitecaps in St. Paul; 7 - 2
- Pride: Gigi Marvin, McKenna Brand, Amanda Pelkey, Alyssa Gagliardi, Mallory Souliotis, Denisa Krizova, Haley Skarupa
- Whitecaps: Emma Stauber, Kate Schipper
The second loss of the Whitecaps season came quick as the Pride swept on the weekend. Burt stopped another 26 shots, putting her weekend total at 62 saves. Leveille was pulled after the first three goals giving Julie Friend her first time in net in the NWHL. She saw 19 shots, saving 15 of them.
#NWHL: The trio of @GigiMarvin (3g-2a), @mckenna_brand (1g-4a) & @denisakrizova41 (1g-3a) combined for 10 points on Sunday and 4 points on Saturday during @TheBostonPride’s sweep in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/XOjtK4A2GD— Dan Rice (@DRdiabloTHW) December 2, 2018
Connecticut Whale beat Metropolitan Riveters in Pittsburgh, 4 - 0
- Riveters: n/a
- Whale: Nina Rodgers, Katerina Mrázová, Shannon Doyle, Juana Baribeau (empty net)
Happy birthday Meeri Räisänen! The first Finn in the NWHL got her first NWHL shutout as well as the Whale’s first regular season shutout ever on her birthday. The Riveters continue to struggle falling to 2-7 with seven games left in their regular season. Nina Rodgers got her first NWHL goal.
I was super happy with the best B-Day gift I could have from the girls today, but I’ll take that too! So damn proud of my team today! Thank you! #thepod #humbled #makingmemories @CTWhale_NWHL #nwhl https://t.co/Le1qxpxUFS— Meeri Räisänen (@meeriraisanen) December 3, 2018
Sat. Dec. 1
Les Canadiennes de Montreal beat Worcester Blades; 6 - 1
- Les Canadiennes: Marie-Philip Poulin (2), Karell Emard (2), Maude Gelinas, Lauriane Rougeau
- Blades: Meghan Greaves
The Blades held Les Canadiennes to only three goals in the first two periods, which is a feat.
Markham Thunder beat Calgary Inferno; 3 - 2 in a shootout
- Thunder: Jenna McParland, Victoria Bach
- Inferno: Rebecca Leslie, Zoe Hickel
- Thunder: Jess Jones - missed
- Inferno: Rebecca Johnston - missed
- Thunder: Victoria Bach - missed
- Inferno: Brianne Jenner - missed
- Thunder: Kristen Barbara - made
- Inferno: Brianna Decker - missed
Markham brought the thunder and stopped the Inferno’s nine game winning streak.
Sun. Dec. 2
Les Canadiennes de Montreal beat Worcester Blades; 7 - 0
- Les Canadiennes: Erin Ambrose, Sarah Lefort (2), Maude Gelinas, Kim Deschênes, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Marie-Philip Poulin
- Blades: n/a
Les Canadiennes scored five in the first period as the Blades continued to struggle in the second game on the weekend.
Marie-Soleil Deschenes becomes the first to goaltender in CWHL history to record a shutout in her three first career starts.— Jared Book (@jaredbook) December 2, 2018
Calgary Inferno beat Markham Thunder; 5 - 3
- Thunder: Jamie Lee Rattray, Laura Stacey, Laura Fortino
- Inferno: Rebecca Leslie, Rebecca Johnston, Blayre Turnbull, Zoe Hickel, Venla Hovi