The National Women's Hockey League continues its offseason with numerous player signings, its first international draft and several front office moves. In case you've missed anything over the last few weeks, let's take a look at what's happened in the league.
The Boston Storm and Long Island Sound will meet for the first time this season in a battle of the only two undefeated teams left in the league. They will face off at Decou Sports in New Jersey at 12PM on Saturday, while winless Baltimore and Philadelphia play at the same time at St. Joseph's University.
The Storm are coming off of a hard-fought overtime victory against the Baltimore Ride last week, which was led by a five-goal output from recent Syracuse graduate Kayla Treanor. Treanor's five goals and seven points led the league last week, though the six-point effort from Long Island's Alyssa Leonard was right behind her.
Devon Wills will be between the pipes for the Sound, and with a league best 9.33 goals against average, will be the toughest netminder that the Storm have faced all season. Liz Hogan allowed 16 goals in the victory over Baltimore last week.
Alex Aust led the way for Baltimore with a league-high six goals in the loss for the Ride last week, and will now lead the way against 0-2 Philadelphia. It will be like a home game for the Force, and the second game they play in the state of Pennsylvania.
Bridget Bianco's 16.33 goals against average from last week is the second best in the league. Dana Dobbie and Aust are both a force to reckon with against the Force, and Katie Schwarzmann put up four assists last week.
Out of that match, one team has to come away with its first win of the season, and also the first victory in franchise history. It's a different story for the Storm and Sound, where one club will leave with its first ever loss, while the other will reign at the top of standings as the league's only undefeated team.
(Photo credit: Long Island Sound/Twitter)
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