The EWSHL’s inaugural season will come to a close tonight in Hudson, New Hampshire. Team Blue (4-2-0) looks to finish the summer with four straight victories over Team Red (2-3-1). Team Blue has already clinched the season’s best record.
There are a few things up for grabs tonight. Emily Field (4 g, 2 a), Paige Voight (3 g, 3 a) and Gillis Frechette (3 g, 3 a) are all tied for the league’s scoring title with six points each. Frechette, however, will not be in the lineup tonight. Will Field or Voight take home to the scoring title? Or, will Alex Carpenter (4 g, 1 a) make up the slim one-point gap and take home the title?
Last week, Team Blue got goals from Megan Keller and Voight to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Michaela Boyle scored for Team Red, but Sammy Davis’ first of the summer put the game away. Team Blue took a 3-1 decision, with Aerin Frankel collecting her first victory in her summer debut.
Lineup News and Notes:
A number of changes will take place on both sides tonight. Both Team Red and Team Blue will play with seven forwards, while Team Red dresses four defenders. Team Blue will have five defenders tonight, while each side has two goaltenders.
Sammy Davis (personal), Marissa Massaro (personal) and Skylar Podvey (personal) are out for Team Blue. Laura Lundblad will move to Team Red for tonight’s matchup. Aerin Frankel and Jetta Rackleff are replaced by Brittany Ott and Jessica Strack in goal.
Team Red will lose Makenna Newkirk (personal), Kelly Browne (personal), Michaela Boyle (personal), Finley Frechette (personal), Gillis Frechette (personal), Erica D’Errico (personal) and Cayla Barnes (personal).
In their place, Emily Field joins Team Red after a strong showing over the course of five games with Team Blue. Lundblad will make her Team Red debut, while Kate Holmes joins Team Red. Holmes, a forward from Northeastern University, will be making her EWSHL debut.
Dana DeMartino and Caty Flagg will be the Team Red goaltenders tonight.
Kate Annese – Paige Voight – Maureen Murphy
Courtney Turner – Meghan Turner – Megan Myers
Megan Keller – Maddie Truax
Carrie Atkinson – Paige Capistran
Erin Kickham – Alex Carpenter – Emily Field
Olivia Finocchiaro – Kate Holmes – Abby Volo
Baye Flanagan – Kali Flanagan
Claire Dudley – Maddie Crowley-Cahill
Puck drop is set for 6:35 pm, with the live stream starting at 6:30 pm. You can watch on our YouTube channel here. Follow us on Twitter (@WIH_Tribune) for in-game updates and be sure to check back for our postgame recap immediately following the conclusion of Week 7.