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Jonna Curtis Named Newcomer of the Year

March 21, 2019 - This season was a unique one when it came to new faces in the NWHL. The league expanded to Minnesota with the addition of the Whitecaps, and after an Olympic year last season, some Olympians, including Meeri Räisänen, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Shannon Szabados and Hannah Brandt, joined NWHL rosters for the first time. Amidst an incredibly talented pool of newcomers that took the skill level in the league to new heights, Jonna Curtis of the Whitecaps stood out among the crowd. For her efforts, Curtis has been named Newcom... Full Story

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Jillian Dempsey Wins Denna Laing Award for Second Consecutive Season

March 20, 2019 - Boston Pride captain. Role model. Two-time Denna Laing Award Winner. Jillian Dempsey has earned the honor for the second straight season. As selected by the NWHLPA, the Denna Laing Award is given to the player who most exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to her sport. "I am incredibly humbled that players across the league selected me as the Denna Laing Award winner this season," said Dempsey. "Denna continues to be an inspiration with her strength and diligence, and I'm honored and... Full Story

In Overtime Classic, Minnesota Whitecaps Win Isobel Cup to Cap Historic First NWHL Season

March 17, 2019 - The Minnesota Whitecaps have made history. In their first NWHL season, they are Isobel Cup champions. Lee Stecklein scored 49 seconds into overtime to give the Whitecaps a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Beauts in an absolute thriller of an Isobel Cup Final. The teams engaged in a defensive battle for much of the game, with the two goals in regulation both coming in a span of 1:22 at the end of the first period. Amanda Leveille made 22 saves in the win, while Beauts goaltender Nicole Hensley stopped 28 shots. Stecklein was na... Full Story

Beauts Fall in Overtime of Isobel Cup Final

March 17, 2019 - ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Buffalo Beauts fell to the Minnesota Whitecaps in the 2019 Isobel Cup Final in heartbreaking fashion on Sunday afternoon in Minnesota. Buffalo was defeated 2-1 in overtime by the top seed in the NWHL Isobel Cup playoffs, coming up short in the championship game for the second year in a row. The Beauts made their fourth consecutive Isobel Cup appearance on Sunday afternoon, which no other NWHL team has done. For Minnesota, it won its first Isobel Cup Championship in the team's inaugural season. Ni... Full Story

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