Weekend Update: Feb. 9 - 10
The NWHL celebrates its All-Star Weekend and Les Canadiennes and the Inferno pick up big wins
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.
- Szabados: Audra Richards, Katerina Mrazova
- Stecklein: Lisa Chesson, Emily Fluke/
- Szabados: Amanda Kessel - made
- Stecklein: Dani Cameranesi - miss/
- Szabados: Kendall Coyne Schofield - miss
- Stecklein: Hannah Brandt - miss/
- Szabados: Katerina Mrazove - miss
- Stecklein: Gigi Marvin - miss/
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
- 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
- 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.