March 5, 2018 – The matchups are set for the 2018 Isobel Cup Playoffs!
In the first semifinal, Hayley Scamurra, Amanda Leveille and the No. 2 seed Buffalo Beauts will host Jillian Dempsey, Brittany Ott and third-seeded Boston on Saturday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. at HarborCenter in Buffalo. This will be the first home playoff game in the history of the Beauts – the defending Isobel Cup champions.
In the second, Alexa Gruschow, Katie Fitzgerald and the top-seeded Metropolitan Riveters will face Kelly Babstock, Sydney Rossman and the Connecticut Whale on Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at RWJ Barnabas Hockey House in Newark.
Semifinals tickets are $20 and are available now at NWHL.zone/tickets.
The Isobel Cup Final will be played on either March 24 or March 25 at the home arena of the semifinal victor with the higher seeding.
The 2017-18 regular season concludes on Saturday, March 10 as Connecticut hosts Buffalo at 7 p.m. and the Riveters play in Boston at 7:30 p.m.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
?Established in 2015, the NWHL became the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players and share in revenue from select apparel sales. The mission of the league is to promote and develop women’s hockey, increase participation and interest in the sport at all levels, and shine a light on the role models that fill the rosters of all of its clubs. The league is made up of the Founding Four: Boston Pride (2016 Isobel Cup champions), Buffalo Beauts (2017 champions), Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters, and will add more teams in the coming years. Prior to its third season in 2017-18, the NWHL signed a landmark contract with the New Jersey Devils, who became the first NHL team to form a long-term partnership with one of its clubs (Riveters). The league also has a global broadcast agreement with Twitter. For more information, please visit NWHL.zone and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @NWHL