๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Buffalo Beauts Capture Second-Ever Isobel Cup

The Buffalo Beauts, avenging their 2016ย Isobel Cup loss to the Boston Prideย in the inaugural Cup finals, today clinched the 2017 and second-ever Isobelย Cup with a 3-2 victory over the Prideย in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Despite a pro-Boston crowd in Lowell, and star power like Hilary Knight, Brianna decker and Alex Carpenter across the ice from them, it was the Beauts that were victorious, all thanks to goaltender and game MVP Brianne McLaughlin. It was McLaughlin who put forth a 60-save masterpiece, giving her team the chance to take a 3-0 lead into the third period, and hang on to the win despite late goals from Knight and Carpenter. Megan Bozek, Emily Janiga and Corrine Buie scored for Buffalo.

The finale was overshadowed by the looming 2017 World Championships in Plymouth, Michigan, which now may not end up featuring many of the players in today’s final. The boycott announced earlier this week is still standing, with USA Hockey vowing to put together another team in time for the tournament, and the existing U.S. team refusing thus far to budge. Two members ofย the Beauts (Bozek and Emily Pfalzer), along with seven Pride players, were announced to the original roster, and are allย partaking in the boycott.

Our congratulations go out to the players, management and fans of the Beauts, with those on the roster that have also held the IHLC highlighted in bold:

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Morgan Beikirch, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Megan Bozek, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Harrison Browne, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Corinne Buie, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jordyn Burns, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sarah Casorso, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Lisa Chesson, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Shiann Darkangelo, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jacquie Greco, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Paige Harrington, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Emily Janiga, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kourtney Kunichika, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kristina Lavoie, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Amanda Leveille, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Emily Matheson, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brianne McLaughlin, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kelsey Neumann, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kayla Parsons, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Emily Pfalzer, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hayley Scamurra, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Anne Schleper, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Devon Skeats, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kelley Steadman, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ashley Vesci, forward

Photo Credit: Buffalo Beautsย – IIHFHHOFIOC


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