November 5, 2022 – Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) Information Launch
BOSTON, MA – – The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) is again for its eighth season and formally begins with six video games and all seven groups in motion over the course of opening weekend, November 5-6. The 2022-23 marketing campaign incorporates a report 84 common season video games over 19 weeks main as much as the coveted Isobel Cup Playoffs.
Here is a more in-depth have a look at what’s in retailer for puck drop.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2022
2:00 PM ET – Minnesota Whitecaps vs Toronto Six
(ESPN+, TSN.ca with Maura Sheridan and Alexis Pearson)
The primary puck of the brand new season drops north of the border with a day matinee in Toronto the place the Six host the Minnesota Whitecaps. Dwelling ice benefit can’t be overstated in terms of the Six who have been good at Canlan York of their Canadian ice debut final season profitable all 10 of their video games. Two of these wins got here in opposition to the Whitecaps February 12-13 by 6-2 and 2-1 scores which gave T6 a season sweep mixed with 4-0 and 2-1 triumphs in Minnesota December 18-19. PHF Goaltender of the Yr Elaine Chuli was between-the-pipes for all 4 of these contests posting a glowing goals-against-average of 1.00 and save share of .961 in head-to-head motion. This time across the Whitecaps are certain to counter with Kingston, Ontario native Amanda Leveille, a two-time Goaltender of the Yr who missed out on motion in final season’s collection performed in her dwelling province attributable to damage. Final season no participant contributed extra to their crew’s offense than Jonna Albers who had a hand in 46% of Minnesota’s objectives and completed the 12 months with 24 factors. Toronto’s high returning scorers are three-year crew veterans Shiann Darkangelo and Emma Woods who produced 20 and 18 factors respectively. Anticipate incoming abilities like Sydney Brodt (MIN) and Brittany Howard (TOR) to contribute early and sometimes to their crew’s offense.
7:00 PM ET – Montreal Power vs Buffalo Beauts
(ESPN+, TSN.ca with Maura Sheridan and Alexis Pearson. French at TVASports.ca)
The Montreal Power make their lengthy awaited debut on the street in Buffalo to tackle the Beauts at Northtown Middle. It may be a weekend of firsts for almost all the growth roster making their PHF debuts except for ahead Brooke Stacey. She returns to familiarity having performed two seasons with the Beauts together with an All-Star 16-point marketing campaign in 2019-20. 11 members of the Power be part of the crew after coaching collectively within the PWHPA and will probably be counted on for early chemistry. All eyes will probably be on new Beauts ahead Mikyla Grant-Mentis in her season debut after lighting the lamp for 39 factors over 25 video games the final two seasons in Toronto. Her very first three professional video games have been performed as a Beaut together with a two-point effort at dwelling on March 6, 2020. Her and newcomer Emma Nuutinen, and returning high scorer Autumn MacDougall will try to spark a Beauts offense that completed final in scoring a 12 months in the past. This collection will characteristic a league weekend excessive of 15 gamers making their professional debuts instantly following their collegiate careers. Amongst them are a trio of College of Vermont grads in Montreal’s Alyssa Holmes and Kristina Shanahan who line up reverse their former Catamounts teammate in Buffalo’s Antonia Matzka.
7:00 PM ET – Connecticut Whale vs Boston Delight
(ESPN+, TSN.ca with David Gascon and Erica Ayala)
It is a rematch of the 2022 Isobel Cup Ultimate the place on March 28 the Boston Delight captured their third title and second straight championship in a 4-2 win over the Connecticut Whale who have been making their first ever look within the final dance. Playoff MVP Taylor Wenczkowski scored the cup-winning purpose for the second 12 months in a row and completed the postseason with objectives in three-straight video games, whereas Delight defender Kali Flanagan led playoff scoring with 5 factors in three video games. The Whale are the one crew to return three scorers from the league’s top-10 together with Season 7 MVP Kennedy Marchment who led the way in which with 33 factors in 20 video games, Newcomer of the Yr Taylor Girard who had 24 factors in 20 video games, and Amanda Conway who had a breakout 12 months with 21 factors in 18 video games. 12 of Boston’s 20 gamers have been a part of final 12 months’s championship and can take delight in watching one other banner raised to the rafters at Warrior Ice Area, together with captain Jillian Dempsey who has been part of all three historic wins. Additionally sharing within the celebration on the opposite aspect of the ice will probably be Mallory Souliotis and Tori Sullivan who departed Boston for Connecticut this offseason. Previous to playoffs the Whale received the head-to-head season collection with three wins together with a decisive 6-1 victory in Boston on February 6 which was the Delight’s most lopsided lack of the 12 months.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2022
11:00 AM ET – Minnesota Whitecaps vs Toronto Six
(ESPN+, TSN.ca with Maura Sheridan and Alexis Pearson)
1:00 PM ET – Montreal Power vs Buffalo Beauts
(ESPN+, TSN.ca with Josh Jap and Kaylyn Kyle. French on TVA Sports activities)
2:00 PM ET – Metropolitan Riveters vs Boston Delight
(ESPN+, TSN.ca with David Gascon and Erica Ayala)
The Metropolitan Riveters make their season debut on Sunday in Boston, a spot they have been victorious in final season’s encounter on January 23 by a 4-3 rating. The Delight additionally earned a house ice win over the Riveters by a 3-1 rating on January 22 then cut up the 2 March video games performed in New Jersey to maintain the season collection even. These outdated scores will not matter a lot to this 12 months’s Riveters with simply three returnees and 18 new faces together with a league-high seven worldwide gamers. Prime scorer and captain Madison Packer is again for an eighth season following a 23-point marketing campaign, joined by veterans Kelly Babstock and Kendall Cornine who have been each among the many crew’s top-five level producers. It will likely be a homecoming of types for one new Riveter particularly as Amanda Pelkey takes on her former crew. The Olympic gold medalist and two-time IIHF World Champion with Workforce USA was a member of the Delight for 3 seasons together with the inaugural 2015-16 marketing campaign the place she and the crew received the Isobel Cup. Boston has some new faces of their very own together with former Patty Kazmaier winners Loren Gabel and Elizabeth Giguere who will make their PHF debuts this weekend, and Allie Thunstrom who debuts with the Delight after 4 seasons in Minnesota the place she final led the league with 18 objectives in 20 video games.
WATCH THE PHF LIVE
Followers in the US can get pleasure from stay PHF motion all season lengthy solely on ESPN+ for simply $9.99 a month (or $99.99 per 12 months) at ESPN.com, ESPNplus.com or on the ESPN App (cell and related units). In Canada, stay protection of the PHF is offered to TSN subscribers via the community’s 5 tv feeds in addition to stay streaming through TSN.ca and the TSN app. PHF video games which might be a part of the ESPN Worldwide distribution community could also be out there in Europe, the Center East, and Africa through ESPN Participant, in Latin America through Star+, the Caribbean via ESPN Participant through the ESPN App, and Oceania via Watch ESPN through the ESPN App. All Montreal Power video games can be found in French solely on TVA Sports activities.
A complete of 146 athletes have signed contracts for the 2022-23 PHF season. By crew, Montreal has commitments from 22 gamers, adopted by Buffalo, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Toronto every with 21, whereas Boston and Metropolitan have 20 gamers every.
Of the 146 gamers underneath contract, 58 re-signed with their Season 7 golf equipment and 88 are free agent acquisitions. Of the 88 free brokers there are 66 PHF newcomers, whereas 15 gamers modified groups following Season 7, and 7 gamers returned to the league after time away. Of the 66 newcomers there are 30 gamers who’re turning professional instantly following their collegiate careers, and 36 gamers who joined the league from different skilled expertise.
84 of the gamers underneath contract are forwards, 48 are defenders, and 14 are goaltenders. 76 of the skaters are left hand pictures, whereas 56 are proper hand pictures. Among the many goalies, 13 are left hand gloves and one is a proper hand glove.
HEIGHT & AGE
The tallest participant within the league is Lindsay Eastwood of the Toronto Six (6’1”), whereas Autumn MacDougall of the Buffalo Beauts (5’0”) is the shortest. The oldest participant within the league is Ann-Sophie Bettez of the Montreal Power (October 14, 1987) who’s 35 years and 22 days, and Ronja Mogren of the Minnesota Whitecaps (March 21, 2001) is the youngest at 21 years, seven months, and 15 days.
The PHF has a report 66 Canadian gamers with hometowns throughout seven totally different provinces. They embrace Ontario (30), Quebec (16), Manitoba (6), British Columbia (5), Alberta (4), Nova Scotia (3), and New Brunswick (2).
There are 60 American gamers within the PHF with hometowns representing 15 totally different states. They embrace Minnesota (17), Massachusetts (12), Michigan (6), New York (5), California (3), Connecticut (3), Florida (2), Illinois (2), New Hampshire (2), Vermont (2), Wisconsin (2), Louisiana (1), Mississippi (1), New Jersey (1), and Pennsylvania (1).
A report 20 worldwide gamers will compete within the PHF this season representing six totally different European international locations. They embrace Finland (6), Czechia (5), Sweden (4), Austria (2), Hungary (2), and Switzerland (1). There are one other 4 North American gamers who’ve competed internationally for international locations that embrace China, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia.
120 PHF gamers competed in NCAA girls’s hockey graduating as a part of 36 totally different packages. They embrace Quinnipiac College (11), College of Minnesota-Duluth (11), Boston College (7), College of New Hampshire (6), Clarkson College (5), Northeastern College (5), Windfall School (5), Robert Morris College (5), College of Connecticut (5), Merrimack School (4), St. Lawrence College (4), College of Minnesota (4), College of Vermont (4), Yale College (4), Boston School (3), Mercyhurst College (3), Ohio State College (3), College of Maine (3), College of Wisconsin (3), Colgate College (2), Cornell College (2), Harvard College (2), Norwich College (2), Penn State College (2), Rochester IOT (2), St. Cloud State College (2), Syracuse College (2), Bemidji State College (1), School of Holy Cross (1), Liberty School (1), Middlebury School (1), Minnesota State College (1), Nazareth School (1), Neumann College (1), Princeton College (1), and RPI (1).
U SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
A report 18 PHF gamers developed as a part of U SPORTS girls’s hockey and graduated from 10 totally different packages. They embrace McGill College (4), College of Montreal (4), College of Alberta (2), York College (2), Concordia College (1), St. Francis Xavier College (1), St. Mary’s College (1), College of Ottawa (1), College of Prince Edward Island (1), and College of Toronto (1).
The Connecticut Whale have 18 gamers with PHF expertise on their roster heading into Season 7 that totals 612 profession video games, 361 factors, and 14 wins in purpose. The Boston Delight have 13 gamers with previous PHF expertise however have essentially the most profession video games performed at 666, most factors at 471, together with 21 wins. The Toronto Six have 14 gamers with PHF expertise who’ve totaled 290 video games, 162 factors, and 27 wins. Each Minnesota and Buffalo have 12 gamers with PHF expertise nonetheless the Whitecaps lead with 454 video games, 253 factors, and 53 wins in comparison with the Beauts 288 video games and 113 factors. The Metropolitan Riveters have 10 gamers who’ve amassed 486 profession video games and 307 factors, and the Montreal Power have one participant with 20 video games and 17 previous factors.
SENIOR NATIONAL TEAMS
A complete of 35 gamers within the PHF have senior nationwide crew expertise damaged down by PHF crew with Metropolitan (8), Connecticut (7), Boston (5), Minnesota (5), Buffalo (4), Toronto (4), and Montreal (2). By nation the break down is United States (9), Czechia (6), Finland (6), Sweden (4), Hungary (3), Austria (2), Canada (2), China (1), Slovakia (1), and Switzerland (1).
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