The Ice Garden has confirmed with a trusted source the final rosters for all six NWHL teams for the 2020-21 NWHL season and Isobel Cup Playoffs in Lake Placid.
As expected, there are a few players who had signed with teams who have opted-out or will not be attending — for undisclosed reasons. There’s also two new (and noteworthy) signings and a few updates to coaching staffs around the league.
Let’s get right into it.
Boston Pride | 21 Players
F: Meg Rickard, Mary Parker, Tori Sullivan, Jillian Dempsey, Lexie Laing, McKenna Brand, Taylor Wenczkowski, Sammy Davis, Christina Putigna, Carlee Turner, Meghara McManus, Tereza Vanišová
D: Lauren Kelly, Taylor Turnquist, Jenna Rheault, Kaleigh Fratkin, Paige Capistran, Briana Mastel, Mallory Souliotis
G: Lovisa Selander, Victoria Hanson
Coaching Staff: Paul Mara, Johnny McInnis
Notes: No surprises here.
Minnesota Whitecaps | 20 players
F: Allie Thunstrom, Audra Richards, Brooke White-Lancette, Haley Mack, Haylea Schmid, Jonna Curtis, Lynn Astrup, Meaghan Pezon, Meghan Lorence, Nina Rodgers, Stephanie Anderson
D: Chelsey Rosenthal, Emma Stauber, Rose Alleva, Maddie Rowe, Sara Bustad, Sydney Baldwin, Winny Brodt Brown
G: Amanda Leveille, Allie Morse
Coaching Staff: Jack Brodt, Laura Slominski
Notes: The two big names missing from the Whitecaps’ roster are All-Stars Amanda Boulier (D) and Corinne Buie (F). Sydney Baldwin (D), who earned an All-Star nod in her rookie season last year, has been added to the roster. Lisa Martinson and Lauren Barnes will also not be available for Lake Placid.
Metropolitan Riveters | 21 players
F: Theresa Knutson, Emily Janiga, Paige Voight, Kelly Babstock, Kendall Cornine, Cailey Hutchison, Madison Packer, Brooke Avery, Rebecca Russo, Mal Rushton, Jayne Lewis, Kate Leary
D: Leila Kilduff, Sammy Kolowrat, Rebecca Morse, Bridgette Prentiss, Allie Olnowich, Kiira Dosdall-Arena, Saroya Tinker
G: Sonjia Shelly, Tera Hofmann
Coaching Staff: Ivo Moccek, Ashley Johnston
Notes: It looks like there will be no Tatiana Shatalova (F) or Sam Fieseler (D) for the Riveters. There have been no last-minute additions to the squad.
Buffalo Beauts | 21 players
F: Taylor Wasylk, Iveta Klimášová, Hunter Accursi, Cassidy MacPherson, Kristin Lewicki, Kayla Meneghin, Brooke Stacey, Neve Van Pelt, Jordan Juron, Autumn MacDougall, Erin Gehan
D: Lenka Čurmová, Marie-Jo Pelletier, Dominique Kremer, Whitney Dove, Alyson Matteau, Megan Delay, Brittany Colton (D/F),
G: Kelsey Neumann, Carly Jackson, Caty Flagg
Coaching Staff: Pete Perram, Rhea Coad, Mark Zarbo, Tanner Sanford
Notes: Lisa Chesson (D), Kelly O’Sullivan (D), and Emma Ruggiero (F) are not on the roster. The Beauts have also picked up Taylor Wasylk (F), who has previously played with the Boston Pride.
Connecticut Whale | 21 players
F: Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Kaycie Anderson, Nicole Guagliardo, Emma Vlasic, Maddie Bishop, Sarah Schwenzfeier, MacKenzie Lancaster, Katelynn Russ, Janine Weber, Kayla Friesen, Amanda Conway, Grace Klienbach
D: Taylor Marchin, Tori Howran, Shannon Doyle, Laurel Hill, Maggie LaGue, Elena Orlando, Hanna Beattie
G: Brooke Wolejko, Abbie Ives
Coaching Staff: Colton Orr, Jamie Goldsmith
Notes: We already knew that Melissa Samoskevich (F) and Jordan Brickner (D) weren’t traveling to Lake Placid. There have been no other changes to the Whale’s roster. Former Whale forward Jamie Goldsmith is on the coaching staff.
Toronto Six | 20 players
F: Julie Allen, Brooke Boquist, Taytum Clairmont, Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout, Amy Curlew, Shiann Darkangelo, Emily Fluke, Mikyla Grant-Mentis, Mackenzie MacNeil, Natalie Marcuzzi, Breanne Wilson-Bennett, Taylor Woods, Emma Woods
D: Kristen Barbara, Lindsay Eastwood, Emma Greco, Megan Quinn, Sarah Steele
G: Sam Ridgwell, Elaine Chuli
Coaching Staff: Digit Murphy, Lisa Haley
Notes: The only missing name here is Jenna McParland. She announced she wouldn’t be able to travel to Lake Placid a few weeks ago.