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Weekend Recap: Jan. 5 - 6

Amanda Kessel and Marie-Philip Poulin put up big weekends

Riveters forward Amanda Kessel during a game in Boston.
Michelle Jay

NWHL

Sat. Jan. 5

Buffalo Beauts beat Boston Pride in Buffalo; 5 - 0

Goals

  • Beauts: Kelly Babstock, Emily Janiga, Savannah Harmon, Dani Cameranesi (2)
  • Pride: n/a

Die by the Blades recap

The shutout was statement win for the Beauts as they blanked the Pride at home.

Sat. Jan. 6

Metropolitan Riveters beat Connecticut Whale in Stamford; 6 - 3

Goals

  • Riveters: Audra Richards (2), Madison Packer, Alexa Gruschow, Rebecca Russo, Miye D’Oench
  • Whale: Nina Rodgers, Jamie Goldsmith, Emily Fluke

The 2019 Riveters look like a completely different Riveters from the 2018 Riveters. They came out flying. Amanda Kessel had herself a game with five assists. Maria Sorokina started in her first game with the Riveters with Katie Fitzgerald backing her up.

CWHL

Sat. Jan. 5

Les Canadiennes de Montreal beat Toronto Furies in Montreal; 3 - 1

Goals

  • Furies: Carolyne Prevost
  • Les Canadiennes: Marie-Philip Poulin (3)

Canadian superstar Marie Philip Poulin showed why she’s a superstar to the whole nation during the Saturday Sportsnet game netting a hat trick to carry her team to a win. Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 18 of the 19 shots she faced

Eyes on the Prize recap // Pension Plan Puppets recap

KRS Vanke Rays beat Worcester Blades in Worcester; 3 - 0

Goals

  • KRS Vanke Rays: Leah Lum, Alex Carpenter, Jessica Wong
  • Blades: n/a

The Blades, backstopped by Jetta Rackleff, held KRS to only one goal in the first two periods. Rackleff stopped 42 shots on the night, while the Blades only had 15.

Calgary Inferno beat Markham Thunder in Markham; 4 - 3 in overtime

Goals

  • Inferno: Rebecca Johnston, Blayre Turnbull, Brianne Jenner, Kacey Bellamy (OT)
  • Thunder: Laura Fortino, Kristen Barbara, Victoria Bach

The Inferno have seemingly struggled against the Thunder as this is the second time the two teams have gone to overtime. With 31 seconds left on clock, Bach tied the game up at three apiece.

Pension Plan Puppets recap

Sun. Jan. 6

Calgary Inferno beat Markham Thunder in Markham; 5 - 4

Goals

  • Inferno: Brianne Jenner, Katelyn Gosling, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Blayre Turnbull
  • Thunder: Jenna McParland, Megan Bozek, Laura Fortino, Jamie Lee Rattray

Pension Plan Puppets recap

Les Canadiennes de Montreal beat Toronto Furies in Montreal; 6 - 3

Goals

  • Furies: Sarah Nurse, Jess Vella, Shannon Stewart
  • Les Canadiennes: Hilary Knight, Jill Saulneir, Genevieve Bannon, Karell Emard, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Marie-Philip Poulin

Eyes on the Prize recap // Pension Plan Puppets recap

KRS Vanke Rays beat Worcester Blades in Worcester; 7 - 2

Goals

  • KRS Vanke Rays: Cayley Mercer (2), Hanna Bunton (2), Stephanie Anderson, Alex Carpenter (2)
  • Blades: Chelsey Goldberg (2)

Jetta Rackleff started the game, her eighth on the season. She played through the second period, giving up five goals on 40 shots. Mariah Fujimagari came in for the third. She faced 19 shots and let in two. Chelsey Goldberg netted her first and second goals on the season.