The National Women’s Hockey League will stage a season-opening weekend event on Oct. 7-9 at HarborCenter in Buffalo.
The season will begin on Oct. 7 with a game between the Buffalo Beauts and the Boston Pride. On Oct. 8, the New York Riveters will play Boston. Then on Sunday, the Beauts will play the Connecticut Whale.
In addition, the weekend will include the first NWHL’s Futures tournament, with 16 school-age teams from the league’s four markets taking part. The NWHL also plans to celebrate IIHF Girls Hockey Weekend on Oct. 8-9.