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Former Olympian Lisa Chesson is returning to the Buffalo Beauts, the National Women’s Hockey League announced Monday. Chesson, a defender, won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, did not play in the league last season after spending the previous three seasons with the Beauts, including the 2016-17 Isobel Cup champions. A two-time NWHL All-Star, she has

The Buffalo Beauts will host the Connecticut Whale in a play-in game for the Isobel Cup playoffs at 8:30 p.m. March 6 in Northtown Center in Amherst. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at nwhl.zone/tickets. The Beauts (7-14-1) close the regular season with games Saturday and Sunday at the Metropolitan Riveters (9-10-3), but are locked into the

A two-goal performance by Brooke Stacey was not enough to help boost the Beauts past the Metropolitan Riveters as Buffalo fell, 6-3, in a National Women’s Hockey League game Sunday at Northtown Center. Metropolitan (6-7) scored three power-play goals Sunday and finished off the weekend sweep. The Riveters won, 7-4, in the Buffalo Believes Classic on Saturday in the

This time the Buffalo Beauts made it all the way back against the National Women’s Hockey League Isobel Cup champion Minnesota Whitecaps. Taylor Accursi’s third-period hat trick, including the winning goal on the power play with 2:56 left, gave the Beauts a stirring 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Northtown Center in Amherst. Buffalo trailed 2-0 after two

Meghan Lorence’s power-play goal with 4:55 left in the third period blunted a Buffalo rally and helped the Minnesota Whitecaps to a 5-3 victory over the Beauts on Saturday night at Northtown Center in Amherst. It was the first game between the teams since the Whitecaps’ overtime win against Buffalo for the National Women’s Hockey League Isobel Cup championship

Buffalo was outshot 51-19 by Boston en route to a 6-1 loss on Saturday at Boston’s Warrior Ice Arena. McKenna Brand led the undefeated Pride with three points – two goals and an assist. Lovisa Selander made 18 saves in net for Boston. Sara Bustad had the lone goal for the Beauts, assisted by Cassidy MacPherson, in the second

Corinne Buie wasn’t wrong when she called the Beauts a “super-fun team to watch.” The fans at the Northtown Center on Friday watched Buffalo erase an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Connecticut in overtime, 5-4. Marie-Jo Pelletier had the game-winner on a power play 4:36 into the extra period. It was the first goal of her professional career. Buie

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The Buffalo Beauts will play an outdoor game at RiverWorks on Dec. 28, the National Women’s Hockey League announced. The Buffalo Believes Classic will see the Beauts face the Metropolitan Riveters at 6:30 p.m. The venue is expected to hold a capacity of 1,000 fans. “We’re proud and honored to host the Buffalo Believes Classic with the Beauts and

Veteran goaltender Kelsey Neumann signed a contract to return to the Buffalo Beauts, the National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday. Neumann spent two seasons in Buffalo as the third goalie. Neumann, a fan favorite thanks to her role as an ambassador for the “Lift the Mask” mental health initiative, won the Isobel Cup championship with the Beauts in 2017.

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The Beauts are set to play 11 of their 12 home games at the facility, which has three NHL-sized rinks and an Olympic-sized rink. The other game is likely to be an outdoor game around the holidays at a site such as

If the National Women’s Hockey League is to have a Buffalo franchise, the team is not expected to be called the Buffalo Beauts unless an impasse is resolved between the league and Pegula Sports and Entertainment. PSE had a verbal agreement to return control of the Beauts to the league, but the NWHL has not signed the separation paperwork

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The Beauts announced Friday that the organization has hired veteran skipper Pete Perram as Buffalo’s next head coach. Perram served most prominently as head coach of the Switzerland Women’s National Team from 1998 to 2001. The Swiss team placed second behind Kazakhstan in the Group B International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in Latvia in 2000. The Canadian

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The National Women’s Hockey League says its five teams, including the Buffalo Beauts, will remain in their markets for next season, but the league said whether it expands is an “open-ended question.” In a statement, the NWHL said it had secured investment to add two teams but said adding those teams would require “time, cooperation and preparation.” The teams

Mandy Cronin, the co-founder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, has been named the general manager of the Buffalo Beauts, the National Women’s Hockey League announced. “I am eager and excited to work with the Buffalo Beauts players and staff, as well as the league, to continue building on the success they have already achieved,” Cronin said in a

Women’s hockey players have formed a union, the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association, their next step following an announcement by more than 200 players that they will not compete in North America next season. The goal is to develop a “sustainable league that will showcase their talent,” the union said. Members of the union are from the United States,

More than 200 women hockey players have joined together to announce that they will not play in any North American League next season until they “get the resources that professional hockey demands and deserves.” “We cannot make a sustainable living playing in the current state of the professional game,” a statement on social media says in part. “Having no

Kelly Babstock quizzed her Buffalo Beauts teammates on the bus rides to away games, pulling the questions from a study guide used to prepare immigrants for a civics test required to become U.S. citizens, one of the final hurdles on a path that stretches for years. The test has written and oral components, and there are 100 potential questions.

Eight members of the Buffalo Beauts have been selected to participate in the National Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday. The Beauts and Minnesota Whitecaps each have eight players. Th game is Feb. 10 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 2:45 p.m. after the Predators host the St. Louis Blues. Goaltender Shannon Szabados will captain one

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