There were a lot of great goals this weekend as every team was in action, gearing up for playoffs.
Allie Thunstrom kicked things off with this absolute sniper, putting the Whitecaps up early on the Riveters on Saturday. They ultimately won this game 4-2, which was sorely needed for them heading into the last few weeks of the season.
ALLIE THUNSTROM PUTTING ON THE MOVES AND SNIPING 🎯 pic.twitter.com/sSH1vpK7Cj— PHF (@PHF) March 12, 2022
That wasn’t without a great fight by the Riveters though. Later in the game, on the power play, Rebecca Russo tied it up at 2, giving the Rivs a chance.
The Riveters pull even early in the 3rd period! pic.twitter.com/qNgDlY8cqQ— PHF (@PHF) March 12, 2022
In the same day, Boston and Toronto went to overtime at 1-1 and Breanne Wilson-Bennett won it for the first place, Toronto Six team to secure their spot at the top.
BREANNE WILSON-BENNETT PUTS THIS GAME TO BED IN OT! pic.twitter.com/KZJwJIK9bC— PHF (@PHF) March 12, 2022
In the third game of the day, Kennedy Marchment also scored a power play goal to put the Whale up 4-2, which is how the game would end...and it was an absolutely fire goal, emoji deserved.
Kennedy Marchment with a slick backhander 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/5PYDRXAWnU— PHF (@PHF) March 12, 2022
The Six and the Pride swapped a ton of goals on Sunday, but this one from Brooke Boquist was a beauty that tied the game. Toronto ultimately won 4-3, sweeping the weekend.
Boquist cleans up on the goal line and pulls Toronto even once again! pic.twitter.com/S0sgZBtNYu— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
On Sunday, Kristen Barbara scored her first PHF goal to help the Riveters split the weekend and take a late season win. The Riveters sit in fourth place at the end of their regular season, and will play the fifth place Minnesota Whitecaps in the first round of the playoffs despite how next weeks games turn out for the other teams.
Barbara sneaks it in at an impossible angle for her first ever PHF goal! pic.twitter.com/2PhIlAswf9— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t throw a good water bottle pop in there, so courtesy of Allie Munroe, here’s the third goal from the Whale in their Sunday matchup. They ended up winning 4-0, sweeping the weekend.
Munroe goes top shelf and makes it 3-0 Whale! pic.twitter.com/JFbstCJCPd— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
For the second time this week, here’s a goal by Breanne Wilson-Bennett, the tying goal in Sunday’s game that also went to overtime. The power play goal late in the third period was her second of the weekend.
Have yourself a weekend, BWB! She ties this game up late! pic.twitter.com/x1ByLu946Q— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
Just a few minutes later, Shiann Darkangelo scored the overtime game winner for the Six. Yes, you read that right. The Six had back to back overtime wins against Boston this weekend. They just love the dramatics, obviously.
DARKANGELO ENDS IT IN OT! pic.twitter.com/vE8ikUk4N9— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
Next up, Hanna Beattie made my list for picking up her first goal of the season. She tacked on to a Whale lead, making it 4-0 for the win. With an assist on this, and another in the game, Marchment has tacked onto her points record this season.
Hanna Beattie picks up her first goal of the season! pic.twitter.com/hxcCFVWEMR— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
Finally, we’re ending it just how we started it, with a goal from Allie Thunstrom. The league leader in goals, got her 18th in the Sunday matchup which the Whitecaps ultimately lost to the Riveters, 4-3.
That is a PHF leading 18th goal of the campaign for Thunstrom! pic.twitter.com/6alAhyMYIP— PHF (@PHF) March 13, 2022
Next week is the last week of regular season play before all the teams head off to Florida for the postseason. We will see Buffalo and Boston battle it out as well as a long awaited Whale-Six matchup outlining what could be the eventual Isobel Cup Final this year. All of this begins Saturday at 3:00pm EST.