Team Red (2-0-1) has yet to fall in regulation time during the 2020 EWSHL season. Tonight, in Week 4 action, they’ll look for their third consecutive win against a revamped Team Blue (1-2-0). Both teams will see new players suit up this evening, as injury and prior summer commitments impact the lineups.
Team Red will be looking for more Frechette magic tonight at Cyclones Arena. Star forward Gillis Frechette stole the show in Week 3. In her debut, the Cornell forward scored the first-ever hat-trick in league history. She also added an assist, collecting the first four point game seen in the EWSHL. The stellar debut earned her ‘Player of The Game’ honors.
Alex Carpenter also scored a pair of goals, while Michaela Boyle added her second in as many outings. Katie Burt (2-0-1) collected the victory for Team Red. She played the first half of action before Dana DeMartino made her debut in the second half.
Check out the complete Week 3 highlight set here.
Lineup News And Notes:
Erin Kickham is changing colors. After three weeks with Team Red, Kickham will tonight suit up on Team Blue. She’ll replace Sammy Davis, who is unavailable for Week 4 action.
Bailey Larson, who missed last week, is back in the lineup for Team Blue. As is Meghan Turner, who also missed last week’s tilt.
Team Blue will get an offensive boost from Northeastern stars past and present. Hayley Scamurra, who graduated in 2017, will make her EWSHL debut. Scamurra won the 2017 Isobel Cup with the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL. She played the 2019-20 season in the PWHPA, and is slated to return to the organization this fall.
Joining her as a newcomer is Maureen Murphy. The New York native transfered from Providence College, and will suit up for the Huskies this fall. Murphy is expected to skate with Emily Field and Larson.
Defensively, Olivia Zafuto, Kim Tiberi and Bridgette Prentiss will suit up for Team Blue. They replace Madison Cardaci, Skylar Podvey and Maddie Truax for tonight’s tilt.
Team Red, meanwhile, also gets a boost up front. 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa will make her EWSHL debut, and is expected to skate with former Boston College teammate Alex Carpenter. Caty Flagg (UMass-Boston) will make her debut in goal for Team Red. She recently signed in the NWHL with the Buffalo Beauts.
Haley Skarupa – Alex Carpenter – Michaela Boyle
Olivia Finocchiaro – Kelly Browne – Abby Volo
Megna Myers – Gillis Frechette – Finley Frechette
Erica D’Errico – Savannah Norcross
Baye Flanagan – Kali Flanagan
Claire Dudley – Cayla Barnes
Erin Kickham – Paige Voight – Kate Annese
Bailey Larson – Emily Field – Maureen Murphy
Courtney Turner – Meghan Turner – Hayley Scamurra
Lindsey Dumond – Jacquie Greco
Megan Keller – Bridgette Prentiss
Carrie Atkinson – Paige Capistran
Kim Tiberi – Olivia Zafuto
You can watch Week 4 of the EWSHL LIVE at 6:30 pm on YouTube here.