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The Buffalo Beauts announced today that they signed forwards Julianna Iafallo and Annika Zalewski and defenseman Savannah Harmon to their 2018-2019 roster. All three served as captains for their respective college teams and competed in 2018 Frozen Four. Iafallo and Zalewski played their high school hockey at Nichols. “These three players bring valuable leadership and…

Nicole Hensley, a goaltender for the U.S. Olympic gold medal women's hockey team has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League. “The addition of Nicole to our roster brings yet another proven winner to our team and somebody that we think can excel at this level,” said General Manager Nik Fattey. Hensley had a shutout in the U.S. win ov…

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When she was playing for Team USA last year, Dani Cameranesi spent some time rooming with Emily Pfalzer, the Buffalo native who has become the face of women’s hockey in Western New York. Hearing Pfalzer talk about Buffalo, Cameranesi was convinced this was the spot to pursue her professional hockey career. "She's a big reason as to why I decided to sign with Buffalo …

Defenseman Lisa Chesson, a veteran of three seasons with the Buffalo Beauts, has agreed to terms on a new contract with the National Women's Hockey League team. The former Ohio State star, 21, was a first-team NWHL All-Star last season. She has recorded eight points (1-7) in 21 career games with Buffalo. The native of Plainfield, Ill., has played for the U.S. in the …

Nichols graduate and Williamsville native Hayley Scamurra is staying put. The NWHL Rookie of the Year last season has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Beauts. In 14 games last year, she tied for the team lead with seven goals and 14 points and played in the NWHL All-Star Game, where she earned MVP. “We’re excited to add a local player that has proven she can be a sta…

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Harrison Browne, who came out as transgender while playing for the Buffalo Beauts, has announced his retirement. Browne played for the Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League from 2015 to 2017, beginning his career as Hailey Browne. The 24-year-old announced he was transgender prior to his second season, becoming the first player to do so in professional team sport…

HAMILTON VILLAGE -- While much of Western New York's attention was transfixed on the Buffalo-area Cinderellas marching to college basketball's Big Dance, a Niagara Falls native was quietly making a bid for a national championship of her own in women's ice hockey. Olivia Zafuto's Colgate Raiders came within a whisker of achieving that lofty goal, falling to top-ranked Cl…

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The Buffalo Beauts had aspirations of becoming the first back-to-back champions in National Women's Hockey League history, but Metropolitan Riveters goalie Katie Fitzgerald squashed those hopes. Last year's NWHL Goalie of the Year lived up to the billing, as Fitzgerald backstopped the Riveters to a 1-0 Isobel Cup victory Sunday at the Barnabas Health Hockey House in New…

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Faceoff: 3 p.m. Sunday, Barnabas Health Hockey House. Online: Twitter. Regular season records: Buffalo 12-4-0, Metropolitan 13-3-0. Last time out: Buffalo punched its ticket to the Isobel Cup in dramatic fashion last Saturday, as defenseman Sarah Casorso scored the first goal of her National Women's Hockey League career to secure a 3-2 overtime victory against the…

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Playoff hockey is known for its intensity. Make it a one-game, winner-take-all championship, and that gets ratcheted up to a whole new level. That's what the Buffalo Beauts face in Sunday's Isobel Cup final. "It's do or die," Beauts forward Corinne Buie said. "Every shift that you're out there could be the play that changes the game." Buffalo will face the top-seeded…

Hayley Scamurra, who led the Buffalo Beauts in goals and tied for the team lead in points, Tuesday was named Rookie of the Year in the National Women’s Hockey League. She was selected by a vote of media covering league teams. "Excited and surprised! My fellow nominees are all incredible hockey players and all deserve this honor," Scamurra said of the honor. "I want to tha…

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The Buffalo Beauts will get a chance to defend their crown. Defenseman Sarah Casorso scored a minute and a half into overtime to give Buffalo a 3-2 victory against the Boston Pride in the single-elimination National Women’s Hockey League semifinal Saturday at HarborCenter. Her goal, a shot from the point a second after she joined the rush, clinched a third straight appea…

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The Buffalo Beauts are heading back to the Isobel Cup. Defenseman Sarah Casorso scored a minute and a half into overtime to give Buffalo a 3-2 victory against the Boston Pride in the single-elimination National Women's Hockey League semifinal Saturday. Sarah Edney scored for the Beauts in the first period, a one-time slapper off a pass from the corner. Boston responded …