The PHF wrapped up it’s second weekend in action yesterday with a thrilling battle between the Connecticut Whale and the Boston Pride in Connecticut. This was the only series we saw this weekend, so a bit of a quieter front than usual. Nonetheless, here are the most memorable goals of the weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, Boston took an early lead which is not something uncommon in this league, but rookie Kennedy Marchment was not going down without a fight. With this goal, she got her second of the game and first to put the Whale in the lead late in the second period.
It wasn’t until very late in the third period, when we had a rare sighting of Boston pulling their goalie, that Christina Putigna tied it up. With less than a minute to go, she buried one for what was my personal favorite goal of the weekend.
Deep in overtime, who else but Putigna to get the game winner to keep the Pride’s undefeated streak alive?
THE PRIDE WIN A THRILLER IN DANBURY! PUTIGNA BURIES THE WINNER! pic.twitter.com/kXC40OrJq4— PHF (@PHF) November 13, 2021
And just in case you missed it, here’s a closer look at what was possibly the most iconic part of the goal...Putinga waving goodbye to Abbie Ives and some other Whale players across the ice.
Boston took that one 4-3, but Putinga and the rest of the Pride would come to regret that wave a day later when the Whale gave Boston their first loss in quite a while. It all started on Sunday, Nov. 14 with this goal, by Emily Fluke, who is very notably on her revenge tour of the PHF.
The Emily Fluke Redemption Tour™️ continues!— PHF (@PHF) November 14, 2021
1-0 Whale pic.twitter.com/hLaBnzJFGp
The Whale went up 2-0 soon after, and then Alyssa Wohlfeiler really sealed the deal with this bardown shot to make it 3-0. The Pride would score one goal to avoid the shutout later in the game, but it wasn’t enough and the Whale could finally take home a victory over the Boston Pride.
The PHF will be back in action this weekend, as the Whale will head to Toronto to take on the Six, the Riveters will meet their longtime rivals the Beauts, and Boston will showdown with the Whitecaps once again in a rematch of last season’s Isobel Cup final. It all starts at 2 p.m. EST, Saturday, November 20.