Weekend Update: Nov. 17–18

Box scores and notes from around the NWHL and CWHL


Saturday, Nov. 17

Boston Pride beat the Buffalo Beauts in Boston, 4 - 1


  • Pride: Jillian Dempsey (2), Gigi Marvin (2)
  • Beauts: Hayley Scamurra/

Nicole Hensley got the start in the first game of the weekend. Both teams came out of the gate flying, in what turned out to be a fast paced, end to end hockey game.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Connecticut Whale beat the Metropolitan Riveters, 2 - 1


  • Whale: Katerina Mrázová, Shannon Doyle
  • Riveters: Audra Richards /

The Whale found their first win on the season while the Riveters struggles continued this weekend. They were without Amanda Kessel, Miye D’Oench, and Cortney Burke, which definitely hurt them. D’Oench and Burke are expected to be back next weekend when these two teams face off again.

Beauts beat the Pride, 5 - 2


  • Pride: Amanda Pelkey, Jillian Dempsey
  • Beauts: Maddie Elia (2), Hayley Scamurra, Julianna Iafallo, Emily Pfalzer/

Game two of the weekend saw a flipped score but another game that was just as fast, furious, and fun as the first. The teams traded chances for much of the game but Shannon Szabados withstood 24 of the 26 shots she faced.

Die by the Blade weekend recap


Saturday, Nov. 17

Markham Thunder beat KRS Vanke Rays in China, 3 - 1


  • Thunder: Kristen Barbara, Becca King, Victoria Bach
  • KRS Vankes: Emma Woods/

Markham took two of three on their trip to China.

Les Canadiennes de Montreal beat Worcester Blades in Worcester, 5 - 0


  • Les Canadiennes: Hilary Knight (2), Marie-Philip Poulin (2), Ann-Sophie Bettez
  • Blades: n/a/

Jetta Rackleff started the first game on the weekend. She faced 49 shots on the game, earning her the third star of the game. The score could have been worse, but the Blades did a fair job of defending and Rackleff looked strong in net after being injured most of last season.

Calgary Inferno beat Toronto Furies in Toronto, 7 - 4


  • Inferno: Venla Hovi, Rebecca Johnston, Blayre Turnbull (2), Brianna Decker, Katelyn Gosling, Rebecca Leslie
  • Furies: Natalie Spooner, Shiann Darkangelo, Brittany Howard, Sarah Nurse/

Shea Tiley started the game for the Furies. She let in five goals on 21 shots and was pulled after the fifth goal.

Brittany Howard’s goal was her first of her career.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Les Canadiennes de Montreal beat Worcester Blades in Worcester, 9 - 0


  • Les Canadiennes: Mélodie Daoust, Marie-Philip Poulin, Hilary Knight, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Taylor Willard, Catherine Daoust, Emma Martin, Erin Ambrose (2)
  • Blades: n/a/

The Blades started Mariah Fujimagari before switching out for Rackleff for the second and third period. Marie-Soleil Deschenes got the start for Montreal. The goals came from all over in this second game on the weekend as eight different players tallied goals. Martin’s goal was the first of her CWHL career.

The only thing longer — the list of penalties. At the top of the third period, all 10 skaters on the ice got a little heated behind the Blades’ net. Mélodie Daoust and Demi Crossman were both given 10 minute misconducts plus 2 minutes for roughing. Courtney Turner sat for body checking as well. All in all, 12 penalties were assessed in the third period.

Calgary Inferno beat Toronto Furies in Toronto, 3 - 2


  • Inferno: Brianne Jenner (2), Rebecca Johnston
  • Furies: Emily Fulton, Sarah Nurse/

On paper, the Furies looked furiously good. On ice, something else is happening. Maybe it’s the amount of youth talent on the team adjusting to CWHL life. Maybe they are still trying to come together as a team. They are now 3-6 on the season.

On the plus side for the Furies, a few of the Maple Leafs came out to support them!