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The Details: 

Who: The Buffalo Beauts and the Boston Pride

Where: HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY

When: Saturday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: NWHL.zone/playoffs

The Rundown: 

On Saturday, for the first time in their history, the Buffalo Beauts will host an Isobel Cup semifinal matchup. It is against the Boston Pride, a team they are all too familiar with in playoff situations, having met in the Cup Final in each of the league’s first two seasons.

Led by this season’s two All-Star Team captains (goalies Brittany Ott and Amanda Leveille), the Pride and Beauts are ready for action. Boston is coming off a loss at the hands of the league-leading Metropolitan Riveters after a back-to-back sweep of the Connecticut Whale, while the surging Beauts capped off the regular season with a ten-game win streak. With both teams finishing the season in the middle of the standings and with a single-loss elimination format, anything is possible and Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day contest will undoubtedly be a show for the ages as the two playoff foes take their first steps toward the 2018 Isobel Cup crown.

Featured Players:

As is often the case, goaltenders will be the key to Saturday’s semifinal. Brittany Ott appears poised to show why she is the only goaltender to earn two shutouts this season. Her 2.50 GAA places her second in the league and illustrates what made her a challenging puzzle to be solved in last season’s Isobel Cup tournament.

Forward Jillian Dempsey has picked up six points in her last four games and has been a significant threat at the tail end of her sophomore season, tallying 16 points in the regular season, sixth overall in the league. Fellow Harvard alumna and rising star Sydney Daniels is another threat on the radar, snagging the only Pride goal last weekend against the Riveters. Daniels has developed a habit of finding the back of the net – four times in the last four games, with only seven NWHL games on her resume.

As would be expected, any team on a ten game tear sees production all over the ice. Tied for third in league goals (7) and logging 63 shots, Buffalo’s Hayley Scamurra has quickly become a fan favorite with her explosive power and tenacity. Captain Corinne Buie has also shown her ability to shine in the clutch, adding two power play goals on the season and two points against the Riveters just over a week ago.

Being the last line of defense might be a high pressure situation for most, but the posied and confident Amanda Leveille has managed to amass a .918 save percentage. Having been one of the key factors in last season’s Isobel Cup semifinal win against the Riveters, Leveille has played the most minutes of any netminder in the league this year and has proven time and time again how well she and her defensive unit handle the pressure.

As any hockey fan will tell you, there is something magical about playoff hockey, and if the past two seasons have taught us anything, it’s that a Boston and Buffalo playoff tilt is just about as good as it gets. Don’t miss your chance to see these two teams battle it out at the HarborCenter Saturday night. Get your tickets online before they’re gone!


Game Totals

SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 T
Boston Pride 1 1 0 0 2
Buffalo Beauts 1 0 1 1 3
POWER PLAYS
Boston Pride 0 for 4 (0.0%)
Buffalo Beauts 2 for 5 (40.0%)
SHOTS 1 2 3 OT1 T
Boston Pride 14 7 13 1 35
Buffalo Beauts 7 16 13 1 37
PENALTIES
Boston Pride 10 minutes on 5 infractions
Buffalo Beauts 8 minutes on 4 infractions

Scoring Summary

Penalty Summary

    • 1st Period
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period
    • 4:14
    • Boston Pride
    • #15 Emily Field Body Checking - Minor (2:00)
    • 14:45
    • Boston Pride
    • #8 Dana Trivigno Interference - Minor (2:00)
    • 19:12
    • Buffalo Beauts
    • #19 Kaylyn Schroka Delay of Game - Minor (2:00)
    • 19:34
    • Boston Pride
    • #15 Emily Field Tripping - Minor (2:00)
    • OT1 Period
    • NO PENALTY

Boston Pride Skaters

# Name G A PTS SOG PIM + / -
2 Alyssa Gagliardi 0 0 0 2 2 1
5 Lexi Bender 1 0 1 3 0 1
7 Mary Parker 0 2 2 4 0 1
8 Dana Trivigno 0 0 0 5 2 1
9 Corey Stearns 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Kaliya Johnson 0 0 0 1 0 -1
11 Jordan Smelker 0 0 0 4 0 0
13 Kaleigh Fratkin 0 0 0 1 2 1
14 Jillian Dempsey 1 0 1 4 0 0
15 Emily Field 0 0 0 3 4 0
19 Sydney Daniels 0 0 0 3 0 0
26 Janine Weber 0 0 0 2 0 -1
37 Heather Schwarz 0 2 2 2 0 2
44 Paige Harrington 0 0 0 0 0 -1
57 Meagan Mangene 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 2 4 6 35 10

Buffalo Beauts Skaters

# Name G A PTS SOG PIM + / -
3 Sarah Edney 1 1 2 2 0 1
4 Colleen Murphy 0 1 1 0 2 -1
7 Jordan Juron 0 0 0 3 0 0
10 Sarah Casorso 1 0 1 1 0 -1
11 Lisa Chesson 0 0 0 1 0 -1
14 Hayley Scamurra 0 1 1 4 2 1
16 Maddie Elia 0 1 1 5 0 1
17 Jordyn Burns 0 0 0 1 0 1
19 Kaylyn Schroka 0 0 0 1 2 0
23 Corinne Buie 1 0 1 5 0 -2
25 Jacquie Greco 0 0 0 1 0 -1
27 Kristin Lewicki 0 1 1 2 0 -2
32 Jess Jones 0 0 0 4 0 -2
36 Kourtney Kunichika 0 1 1 2 2 1
95 Taylor Accursi 0 0 0 5 0 0
Totals 3 6 9 37 8

Boston Pride Goalies

# Name MIN SOG SV GA SV %
29 Brittany Ott 61:21 37 34 3 .919
Totals 61:21 37 34 3 .919

Buffalo Beauts Goalies

# Name MIN SOG SV GA SV %
28 Amanda Leveille 61:21 36 34 2 .944
Totals 61:21 35 33 2 .943

Game Details

  • HarborCenter
  • A chance for some playoff snow showers

Officials

  • Casey Schroeder
  • Dave Zebker
  • Matt Kirkpatrick
  • David Panek
  • Charlie Stahlman
  • Danny Kelly
  • Brian Kimmins