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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 and the deadline has passed, a s…

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The Buffalo Beauts announced Friday morning that they have signed talented forward Brooke Stacey to their 2019-2020 roster. Stacey comes to Buffalo after four productive years on the University at Maine women’s hockey team, where she recorded double-digit points in every season. Her senior season was her most productive, when Stacey logged 13 goals and 17 assists for 30…

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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. …

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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 were expec…

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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 statement released b…

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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, Cana…

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Amid uncertainty about the future of women's professional hockey in North America, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has relinquished control of the Buffalo Beauts and handed the franchise's operations back to the National Women's Hockey League. Following Wednesday's announcement, the NWHL revealed it plans to keep the Beauts in Buffalo and have their games played at the …

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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 health insuranc…

Team USA won its fifth straight gold medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championship on Sunday with a 2-1 shootout victory over Finland, but it didn’t come without controversy. The Finns, who upset Canada on Saturday, pushed the U.S. to the limit and had appeared to win the game in overtime until the potential winning goal was overturned. According to multiple reports, afte…

Dani Cameranesi of the Buffalo Beauts, Megan Keller and Amanda Kessel scored two goals apiece and 10 more Americans earned points as the U.S. triumphed over Switzerland, 8-0, Sunday in its third preliminary round game of the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Espoo, Finland.. "We stuck to our game plan, put a lot of pressure on the Swiss back end and we were rewarded…

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Western New York natives Maddie Elia and Hayley Scamurra led a Buffalo Beauts sweep of the National Women's Hockey League awards for the 2018-19 season. The awards were announced Monday. Elia was honored as the league's most valuable player by a vote of a panel of 20 broadcasters and reporters in cooperation with the Women's Hockey Media Association. Scamurra was hon…

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The Buffalo Beauts were looking to become the first to win two Isobel Cup championships in the National Women’s Hockey League. Instead, it was the Minnesota Whitecaps who made history Sunday at TRIA Rink in Saint Paul, Minn. Lee Stecklein scored 49 seconds into overtime to give the first-year Whitecaps a 2-1 victory over the Beauts and the Isobel Cup championship before a…

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The Buffalo Beauts, looking to become the first two-time champion, and league newcomer Minnesota Whitecaps will play at 2 p.m. today for the National Women's Hockey Isobel Cup championship. The Beauts and Whitecaps will clash for the fifth time this season at TRIA Rink in Saint Paul, Minn. Minnesota won three of the four regular season game between the games. The Whi…

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There was no sophomore slump for Maddie Elia, a 5-foot-10 second-year forward for the Buffalo Beauts. Elia led the National Women's Hockey League with 12 goals and was tied for second in points scored behind linemate Hayley Scamurra. On Sunday, they will lead the Beauts into Isobel Cup championship game at 2 p.m. in Saint Paul, Minn., against the host Minnesota Whitecap…