2017–18 NWHL season

2017–18 NWHL season
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LeagueNational Women's Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
Season championsMetropolitan Riveters
Season MVPAlexa Gruschow
Top scorerAlexa Gruschow
MVPKatie Fitzgerald
Isobel Cup
ChampionsMetropolitan Riveters
  Runners-upBuffalo Beauts
NWHL seasons

The 2017–18 NWHL season was the third season of the National Women's Hockey League. All four teams from the previous two seasons returned for this season: the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, and the Metropolitan Riveters.

League news and notes[]

Head coaching and front office personnel changes[]

Head coaches[]

Team 2016–17 head coach 2017–18 replacement Notes
Boston Pride Bobby Jay Thomas Pöck[9] Former NHL player and Austrian-born Pöck became the first European coach in NWHL history.

Regular season[]

News and notes[]

Brittany Ott of the Boston Pride and Amanda Leveille of the Buffalo Beauts served as team captains for the 3rd NWHL All-Star Game.[10]

Standings[]

Final standings.[11]

GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Metropolitan Riveters 16 13 3 0 64 30 26
Buffalo Beauts 16 12 4 0 51 41 24
Boston Pride 16 4 8 4 33 48 12
Connecticut Whale 16 3 11 2 26 55 8

Playoffs[]

Semifinal game
March 17–18
Isobel Cup Championship
March 25
      
1 Metropolitan Riveters 5
4 Connecticut Whale 0
1 Metropolitan Riveters 1
2 Buffalo Beauts 0
2 Buffalo Beauts 3(OT)
3 Boston Pride 2

Awards and honors[]

Player of the Week[]

Day Awarded Player Team
October 30, 2017 Miye D’Oench[14] Metropolitan Riveters
November 6, 2017 Alexa Gruschow[15] Metropolitan Riveters
November 13, 2017 Taylor Accursi[16] Buffalo Beauts
November 20, 2017 Kelly Babstock[17] Connecticut Whale
December 4, 2017 Alyssa Gagliardi[18] Metropolitan Riveters
December 11, 2017 Kelly Nash[19] Metropolitan Riveters
December 18, 2017 Courtney Burke[20] Metropolitan Riveters
January 8, 2018 Kaylyn Schroka[21] Buffalo Beauts
January 22, 2018 Katie Fitzgerald[22] Metropolitan Riveters
January 29, 2018 Amanda Leveille
Brittany Ott[23]
Buffalo Beauts
Boston Pride
February 5, 2018 Emily Fluke
Hayley Scamurra[24]
Connecticut Whale
Buffalo Beauts
February 21, 2018 Maddie Elia[25] Buffalo Beauts
February 28, 2018 Emily Field
Kourtney Kunichika[26]
Boston Pride
Buffalo Beauts
March 5, 2018 Dana Trivigno[27] Boston Pride
March 12, 2018 Sarah Edney
Madison Packer[28]
Buffalo Beauts
Metropolitan Riveters

References[]

  1. ^ "Russian Women's National Team to Play Two Games Each Against the Boston Pride, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters". NWHLZone.com. June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Riveters Blanked in Final Preseason Tuneup". NWHL. October 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "2017 NWHL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE SET". NWHL. September 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Defending Isobel Cup Champs Start Preseason With an International Win". NWHL. October 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Beauts Wrap Preseason in Buffalo Showdown". NWHL. October 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "NEW JERSEY DEVILS ENTER FIRST OF ITS KIND AGREEMENT AND FORM MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NWHL'S RIVETERS". NWHL. October 5, 2017.
  7. ^ NWHL Staff (December 14, 2017). "TEAM NWHL TO PLAY U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM IN FLORIDA ON JAN. 13 & 15". NWHL.zone. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Amy Moritz (December 21, 2017). "Pegulas add the Buffalo Beauts to their hockey holdings". The Buffalo News. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "NWHL Coaching Landscape Changing". victorypress.org. June 1, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Media Guide for the 2018 NWHL All-Star Game". NWHL.zone. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  11. ^ "NWHL standings". NWHL. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d e "2018 #NWHLAWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED". NWHL.zone. March 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Beauts' Scamurra named NWHL Rookie of the Year". The Buffalo News. March 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Miye D'Oench". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  15. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Alexa Gruschow". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  16. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Taylor Accursi". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  17. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Kelly Babstock". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  18. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Alyssa Gagliardi". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  19. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Kelly Nash". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  20. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Courtney Burke". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  21. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Kaylyn Schroka". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  22. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Katie Fitzgerald". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  23. ^ "NWHL Players of The Week: Amanda Leveille and Brittany Ott". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  24. ^ "NWHL Players of The Week: Emily Fluke and Hayley Scamurra". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  25. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Maddie Elia". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  26. ^ "NWHL Players of The Week: Emily Field and Kourtney Kunichika". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  27. ^ "NWHL Player of The Week: Dana Trivigno". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  28. ^ "NWHL Players of The Week: Madison Packer and Sarah Edney". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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