Category Archives: NWHL

Connecticut can’t hold four-goal lead in overtime loss to New York

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 19 – During the National Women’s Hockey League’s All-Star break, the Connecticut Whale added some offensive power with the addition of Zoe Hickel, a forward from Boston. Hickel scored a goal on her first shift for the Whale. Perhaps the Whale should upgrade the defense, too. Connecticut coughed up a four-goal leadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Whale trade No. 1 pick in 2017 draft for Boston forward Zoe Hickel

The Connecticut Whale have acquired another U.S. national team player. The Whale shipped their 2017 first round pick and future considerations to Boston for forward Zoe Hickel on Tuesday. Hickel, 24, is a member of the U.S. national team along with Connecticut’s Kelli Stack, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno. Hickel has scored one goal withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pride rally, beat Connecticut for 12th consecutive win; NWHL schedule modified

BOSTON, Feb. 4 – Meghan Duggan scored two goals in the third period as the defending National Women’s Hockey League champion Boston Pride won their 12th straight game with a 5-2 victory over the Connecticut Whale Saturday night at Warrior Arena. Boston (12-0) had to rally from a one-goal deficit after Connecticut took a 2-1 leadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Skarupa’s three goals not enough as Boston again dominates Whale

NORTH BRANFORD, Jan. 27 – For two periods, the Boston Pride looked unbeatable on Friday night. The defending National Women’s Hockey League champions were quicker to the puck and passed the puck with an impressive crispness. Twice, the undefeated Pride built a seven-goal lead before Connecticut made the score respectable with four third period goalsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ott makes 37 saves as undefeated Boston (9-0) blanks Connecticut, 4-0

NORTH BRANFORD, Jan. 15 – Boston Pride goalie Brittany Ott made 37 saves to register her league-leading third shutout of the season to lead the defending National Women’s Hockey League champion Pride to a 4-0 shutout over Connecticut at the Northford Ice Pavilion on Sunday. Jillian Dempsey had two goals for undefeated Boston (9-0) whileContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Babstock leads five players from Whale selected to play in NWHL All-Star Game

Five Connecticut Whale players have been selected to play in the upcoming National Women’s Hockey League All-Star game on February 12 in Pittsburgh. Kelly Babstock, the NWHL’s leading scorer with six goals, eight assists and 14 points, was named to the team by a select group of media that follow the league. Forwards Kelly StackContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Two late power play goals lift Buffalo past Connecticut

NORTH BRANFORD, Jan. 7 – The Connecticut Whale have had little success in scoring on the power play in the first nine games of the National Women’s Hockey League season. The Whale were an anemic two-of-27 on the power play. On Saturday night, the Whale showed some improvement. They received a shorthanded goal from MeaganContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Whale sign forward Meghan Huertas; Players eligible for attendance bonuses

After losing two players who left the league in December, the Connecticut Whale have signed forward Meghan Huertas for the remainder of the season. Defender and team captain Molly Engstrom, 33, left the team after Connecticut’s final game in December. A two-time U.S. Olympic player, Engstrom will be joining a team in Sweden that tried toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

New York shuts out short-handed Connecticut, 2-0 in NWHL play

NORTH BRANFORD, Dec. 18 – This was an opportunity for many of the players on the Connecticut Whale Sunday. The Whale were missing five players including four of their top scorers for Sunday’s National Women’s Hockey League contest with New York. Kelli Stack, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno were unavailable because they are playing with theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Short-handed Whale host New York Sunday in Northford

It should be quite a challenge for the Connecticut Whale when the Whale host the New York Riveters at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday at the Northford Ice Pavilion in the final National Women’s Hockey League contest of 2016. Connecticut will be without four of their better players. Kelli Stack, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno areContinue ReadingContinue Reading