From Rennie to Capistran, a Recap of NWHL Draft Night Two

by NWHL Media

The 2020 NWHL Entry Draft wrapped up on Wednesday night with the selection of 18 players in the final three rounds.

The Connecticut Whale started the night by drafting Syracuse forward Savannah Rennie with the first pick of the third round.

“Sav has worked very hard in her career to position herself to play at the next level and the NWHL is a league I believe she can flourish in,” said Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan. “Playing alongside and against the best players in North America will bring out the best in Savannah. Our Syracuse University program wishes nothing but the best for Sav and her future teammates with such an outstanding organization as the Connecticut Whale.”

Boston closed out the night by making two picks (one acquired from Toronto in yesterday’s blockbuster trade). The Pride selected UNH forward Meghara McManus and Northeastern defender Paige Capistran.

Among other picks, Toronto selected Erin Locke, a defender out of York University; the Riveters drafted Yale’s Tera Hoffmann, making her the second and final goaltender taken in this draft; RIT’s Logan Land was selected by the Buffalo Beauts; and the Minnesota Whitecaps selected Bemidji State forward Haley Mack.

“Haley Mack is one of the most competitive players I have ever coached, and she absolutely hates to lose at anything,” said Bemidji State head coach Jim Scanlon. “She is a natural goal scorer who is deceptively fast, quick in the tight areas, and has a great release. Her competitiveness, quickness and hockey sense made her an outstanding penalty killer at Bemidji State and became the program record holder for shorthanded goals.”

Here is a full recap of rounds 3-5 in the 2020 NWHL Draft.