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NWHL Players on the Hunt for Isobel Cup

By Kristi Patton on February 27, 2017

 

Teams in the National Women’s Hockey League are in the final leg of their chase for the Isobel Cup.

A one-game Isobel Cup playoff semifinal will take place between the defending champion and top-seeded Boston Pride and the league’s No. 4 seed on March 16.

Dates and locations for the other NWHL semifinal and Isobel Cup final are expected to be announced soon. The Isobel Cup is tentatively scheduled for March 19. 

The league and player representatives agreed to complete the playoffs on March 19, prior to the national team players leaving to participate in the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

“One of the primary missions of the NWHL is to help women realize Olympic dreams and national team aspirations, so concluding our season prior to the world championship is the right thing to do,” said commissioner Dani Rylan. “In the end, we all want what’s best for women’s hockey, and you’ll see that in the sprint to this year’s Isobel Cup and in the coming seasons of the NWHL. It’s a very exciting time for the game and for our league.”

The original schedule had a three-week break around the time of the world championship before the regular season ended and playoffs began in late April.

The Pride have dominated the season with a flawless 14-0-0 record as of the last week of February. The Pride boasts the league-leading players for goals (Meghan Duggan, 11) and points (Alex Carpenter, 23). Pride goaltender Brittany Ott also leads the league and shutouts, with three, and challenging for top spot in save percentage (.933) and GAA (1.70).

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By Kristi Patton| February 27, 2017
Categories:  Female
Keywords:  NWHL

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