The Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League will begin their quest for the Isobel Cup this weekend when the face the Connecticut Whale in a best-of-three semifinals starting at 7:10 p.m. on Friday at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. Game Two will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and, if necessary, Game Three will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday. All games will be at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.
The Beauts (5-9-4) were winless in six games against the Whale (13-5-0) during the NWHL regular season, but two of the losses were in shootouts and another was in overtime. Four of the six games were decided by one goal.
The first-place Boston Pride (14-13-1) will face the New York Riveters (4-12-2) in the other semifinal series Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Raymond J. Bourque Arena at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass.
The best-of-three Isobel Cup finals will be March 11-12-13 at the Prodential Center Practice Facility in Newark, N.J.