January 27, 2022

PHF All Stars Heading to Buffalo



5 min readby Melissa Burgess



PHF All Stars Heading to Buffalo

The Premier Hockey Federation will host its All-Star Showcase in Amherst, New York this Saturday, January 29. The showcase begins at 5:30 PM and will be broadcast on ESPN+ and TSN-5. This year's event was originally scheduled to be held in Toronto, Ontario, but was relocated due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario.

As a result, the Buffalo Beauts will play host to the All-Star event for the second time in franchise history. The Beauts previously hosted the first-ever All-Star Weekend in 2016 at the LECOM HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo.

Other than Buffalo (2016), the PHF has also held its All-Star event in Pittsburgh (2017), Minnesota (2018), Nashville (2019) and Boston (2020).

Three Teams

This year's All-Star Showcase is a single day event. Players have been divided into three teams, each captained by a PHF veteran and coached by a notable member of the hockey community.

In addition to the players listed below, Buffalo Beauts goaltender Carly Jackson will serve as emergency back-up goaltender, available to any of the three teams.

Here's what each team will be wearing. Each jersey features a street grid map of Toronto, since the Showcase was originally scheduled to be played there.

Stats below note each player's current season stats, plus if they have previously appeared in an All-Star event with the PHF/NWHL.

Team Darkangelo

Coached by: Meghan Chayka

Name POS Team GP G A PTS PIM All-Star experience
Shiann Darkangelo F TOR 11 5 8 13 2 2016, 2017
Kennedy Ganser F BUF 8 1 2 3 4
Mikyla Grant-Mentis F TOR 11 8 14 22 4
Meghara McManus F BOS 10 3 3 6 4
Madison Packer F MET 10 5 5 10 10 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
Alyssa Wohlfeiler F CT 10 5 3 8 8
Emma Woods F TOR 11 5 3 8 8
Lindsay Eastwood D TOR 11 3 4 7 12
Kali Flanagan D BOS 4 0 2 2 2
Allie Munroe D CT 10 1 4 5 6
Shannon Turner D CT 12 1 4 5 6 2019, 2020
Name POS Team W L OTL GAA SV% All-Star experience
Katie Burt G BOS 4 1 0 1.39 .957 2019

Team Dempsey

Coached by: Sami Jo Small

Name POS Team GP G A PTS PIM All-Star experience
Taylor Accursi F BUF 7 1 4 5 6 2020
McKenna Brand F BOS 10 2 7 9 4 2020
Jillian Dempsey F BOS 10 6 3 9 2 2018, 2019, 2020
Autumn MacDougall F BUF 9 3 3 6 0
Kennedy Marchment F CT 12 7 8 15 6
Cassidy Vinkle F BUF 9 1 3 4 10
Emma Vlasic F CT 12 2 4 6 4 2020
Kaleigh Fratkin D BOS 10 1 4 5 14 2016, 2017, 2020
Tori Howran D CT 12 0 6 6 4
Dominique Kremer D BUF 9 3 2 5 8
Taylor Woods D TOR 11 2 8 10 8
Name POS Team W L OTL GAA SV% All-Star experience
Elaine Chuli G TOR 9 0 0 1.08 0.955

Team Thunstrom

Coached by: Mel Davidson

Name POS Team GP G A PTS PIM All-Star experience
Jonna Curtis F MIN 10 6 2 8 8 2019, 2020
Sammy Davis F BOS 10 2 4 6 4
Anjelica Diffendal F BUF 9 3 2 5 2
Taylor Girard F CT 12 6 6 12 10
Christina Putigna F BOS 10 4 1 5 6 2020
Rebecca Russo F MET 10 4 7 11 0 2017, 2018
Allie Thunstrom F MIN 10 7 2 9 2 2019, 2020
Amanda Boulier D BOS 10 1 7 8 4 2018, 2019, 2020
Taylor Davison D TOR 11 1 2 3 14
Patti Marshall D MIN 10 0 5 5 4
Marie-Jo Pelletier D BUF 9 0 1 1 0 2020
Name POS Team W L OTL GAA SV% All-Star experience
Abbie Ives G CT 6 3 1 2.37 0.898

Three-Game Format

Teams will play in three single-period games, featuring 10 minutes of 5-on-5, followed by five minutes of 3-on-3 and a shootout. All goals scored will count toward the final score, with the top team crowned the PHF All-Star Champions.

Each team will play two games. The All-Star Showcase will begin with a faceoff between Team Thunstrom and Team Darkangelo. The loser of that game will then square off against Team Dempsey. Finally, Team Dempsey will face the winner of the first game.

All players competing in the 2022 PHF All-Star Showcase will receive an All-Star bonus.

Tickets are on sale for $30 USD here.



Filed under: PHF; premier hockey federation; 2022 PHF All-Star Showcase; ice hockey

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