The second weekend of the NWHL season will feature a banner raising, the debut of the Lobster Lob, and four games!
Saturday, Oct. 12
Metropolitan Riveters at Minnesota Whitecaps - 2 p.m. central
The Whitecaps open their season at home, after being the only team to not play last weekend. They struggled against NCAA teams in exhibition play and have lost some significant names, so how they’ll look this year is anyone’s guess. But they’re still a fairly deep team with a core group of players who have played together for a while, a huge advantage this season.
While goaltender Sam Walther looked incredible last weekend against the Boston Pride, the rest of the team had some struggles. They continued to take too many penalties, and despite, killing off a big 5-on-3, let the Pride score two goals in less than a minute to win the game. Per the league, the Riveters will still be without veteran Kiira Dosdall but Kate Leary is joining the team.
Buffalo Beauts at Boston Pride - 6:30 p.m. eastern
Last weekend, Beauts goaltender Mariah Fujimagari faced 30 shots against the Connecticut Whale and still walked away with the win. That probably won’t hold up against the Pride so the Beauts defense needs to do a better job.
The Pride are coming off a strong game last weekend in New Jersey. Their home opener should provide some extra boost in their skates too, especially with the debut of the Lobster Lob. They added Emily Fluke during the week too, deepening their forwards corps.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Metropolitan Riveters at Minnesota Whitecaps - 3 p.m. central
Buffalo Beauts at Boston Pride - 2:30 p.m. eastern
On Friday, Billie Jean King, Kendall Coyne Schofield, and Magellan’s Senior Vice President Heather Morris presented Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfood with a PWHPA jersey ahead of the Chicago stop on the Dream Gap Tour. The Magellan Women’s Hockey Showcase is at Fifth Third Arena, the Blackhawk’s practice arena, starting on Oct. 18.
What a treat to spend time with @LightfootForChi, @KendallCoyne, and @MagellanCorp in Chicago today. All are powerhouse leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world. #InternationalDayoftheGirl pic.twitter.com/UlxBgKDaQe— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 11, 2019
Billie Jean King & Kendall Coyne Schofield gave Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot a PWHPA jersey ahead of next weekend's Dream Gap Tour.— Michelle Jay (@michelle_jay3) October 12, 2019
The jersey photos are fine and dandy but this incredible photo was also included in the press packet. Obsessed. pic.twitter.com/onHVJFwtCU
Saturday, Oct. 12
PWHPA Montréal vs L’Association Hockey Féminin Laurentides at noon
This exhibition game at Arena Boisbriand features a “Skate with Pros” post game!