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How to watch: 2022 PHF All-Star Showcase

Some of the PHF’s brightest stars are shipping up for a weekend in Buffalo, where they’ll put their talents to the test in a new All-Star Showcase format.

Michelle Jay

The PHF’s All-Star Showcase is headed to Buffalo this weekend with a brand new format and some of your favorite All-Stars.

How to Watch

The games will be streamed on ESPN+, the home of the PHF in the United States, and available on TSN and TSN Direct for viewers north of the border in Canada. For those watching outside of North America, you can stream the games on ESPN’s international distribution platforms.

All-Star Rosters

Shiann Darkangelo, Jillian Dempsey, and Allie Thunstrom each made their first two selections during a break in game action on January 15. The rest of the picks were announced the following day.

Here are the rosters as they stand heading into the showcase:

Team Darkangelo, coached by Meghan Chayka

Forwards: Shiann Darkangelo (TOR), Kennedy Ganser (BUF), Mikyla Grant-Mentis (TOR), Meghara McManus (BOS), Madison Packer (MET), Alyssa Wohlfeiler (CTW), Emma Woods (TOR)
Defenders: Lindsay Eastwood (TOR), Kali Flanagan (BOS), Allie Munroe (CTW), Shannon Turner (CTW)
Goaltender: Katie Burt (BOS)

Team Dempsey, coached by Sami Jo Small:

Forwards: Taylor Accursi (BUF), McKenna Brand (BOS), Jillian Dempsey (BOS), Autumn MacDougall (BUF), Kennedy Marchment (CTW), Cassidy Vinkle (BUF), Emma Vlasic (CTW)
Defenders: Kaleigh Fratkin (BOS), Tori Howran (CTW), Dominique Kremer (BUF), Taylor Woods (TOR)
Goaltender: Elaine Chuli (TOR)

Team Thunstrom, coached by Mel Davidson

Forwards: Jonna Curtis (MIN), Sammy Davis (BOS), Anjelica Diffendal (BUF), Taylor Girard (CTW), Christina Putigna (BOS), Rebecca Russo (MET), Allie Thunstrom (MIN)
Defenders: Amanda Boulier (BOS), Taylor Davison (TOR), Patti Marshall (MIN), Marie-Jo Pelletier (BUF)
Goaltender: Abbie Ives (CTW)

How it Works

Gone are the days of old, when two All-Star teams competed against each other and a skills competition was held to see who could skate the fastest and shoot the hardest.

This year, each team of All-Stars will play the others once in a fifteen-minute contest that sees ten minutes of 5v5, followed by five minutes of 3v3, and a shootout. All goals scored at 5v5, 3v3, and in the shootout will count towards the overall standings, meaning that whichever team scores the most goals throughout their two games at the showcase will be crowned All-Star Champions.

Puck drop is at 5:30 p.m. eastern.