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Weekend Update: Feb. 9 - 10

The NWHL celebrates its All-Star Weekend and Les Canadiennes and the Inferno pick up big wins

Michelle Jay

NWHL

Sat. Feb. 10

NWHL All-Star Skills Competition

  • Fastest Skater: Kendall Coyne Schofield with 13.9 seconds (Team Szabados)
  • Fastest Goalie: Nicole Hensley (Team Stecklein)
  • Accuracy Shooting: Dani Cameranesi (Team Stecklein)
  • Hardest Shot: Blake Bolden (Team Szabados)
  • Trick Shot Challenge: Team Szabados
  • Go for Goal Shootout Relay: Team Stecklein

Five hundred fans packed into the Ford Ice Center, the Predators practice arena, for a fun skills competition. When it was all said and done, the two teams were tied at three events a piece. The tiebreaker was a shootout between the captains with Lee Stecklein shooting on Shannon Szabados, best of three. Szabados stopped the first two to give her team the win.

Sun. Feb. 11

NWHL All-Star Game

Audra Richards opened the scoring in an unforgettable All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena, the home of the Nashville Predators. Team Szabados came away with the victory in the shootout after two action-packed 25 minute halves. Shannon Szabados brought home honors as the MVP of the 2019 All-Star Game.

The biggest story from Sunday’s All-Star Game was a record-setting crowd of 6,200. Reportedly, that’s the largest audience for a professional women’s hockey game in the United States.

Goals

  • Szabados: Audra Richards, Katerina Mrazova
  • Stecklein: Lisa Chesson, Emily Fluke

Shootout

Round 1

  • Szabados: Amanda Kessel - made
  • Stecklein: Dani Cameranesi - miss

Round 2

  • Szabados: Kendall Coyne Schofield - miss
  • Stecklein: Hannah Brandt - miss

Round 3

  • Szabados: Katerina Mrazove - miss
  • Stecklein: Gigi Marvin - miss

CWHL

Sat. Feb. 10

Worcester Blades at Calgary Inferno

Saturday’s game in Calgary was cancelled due to weather conditions and a flight cancellation in Boston.

Les Canadiennes de Montréal beat Toronto Furies; 4 - 1

Goals

  • Montréal: Ann-Sophie Bettez, Marie-Philip Poulin, Kim Deschênes, Karell Emard (PP)
  • Toronto: Natalie Spooner (SH)

Emerance Maschmeyer turned aside 25 of the 26 shots she faced and every shot she saw at even strength against the Furies. Les Canadiennes scored a goal in the first, second, and third before the Furies got on the board with a shortie from Natalie Spooner. The Furies are now 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and Montréal remains two points behind the Calgary Inferno for first place in the CWHL standings.

Sun. Feb. 11

Calgary Inferno smoked the Worcester Blades; 10 - 0

Goals

  • Calgary: Dakota Woodworth, Brianna Decker (PP), Brianne Jenner, Brianne Jenner, Blayre Turnbull, Rebecca Leslie (SH), Zoe Hickel, Rebecca Leslie (PP), Blayre Turnbull (PP), Brianna Decker (PP)
  • Worcester: n/a

The Inferno didn’t pull any punches against the meek and travel-weary Blades on Sunday. Calgary out-shot Worcester 50-13 and scored five goals in the second period alone. The Inferno went 4/7 on the power play and added a shorthanded goal in the second period.

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