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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 the NWHL,” Sean Gr…

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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. She …

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The Buffalo Beauts will play their home games and practice at the Northtown Center at Amherst, town officials confirmed. “They’re going to be here,” said Mary-Diana Pouli, executive director of Amherst’s Youth and Recreation Department, on Monday. The Beauts are set to play 11 of their 12 home games at the facility, which has three NHL-sized rinks and an Olympic-size…

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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 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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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…

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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…

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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. Candidates for citizenship…

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The Buffalo Beauts announced Friday night that they have released head coach Ric Seiling and assistant coach Craig Muni. Former Sabre Cody McCormick was named interim head coach. McCormick, 35, has done skills training with the Beauts this season as part of his role at HarborCenter's Academy of Hockey. He will be third head coach in the Beauts’ four seasons. Gener…

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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 o…

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Nicole Hensley and Shannon Szabados opposed each other in the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships gold medal game in Michigan – Team USA vs. Team Canada in the greatest rivalry in women’s hockey. Now, the two elite goaltenders are teammates on the Buffalo Beauts, with Hensley even spotted wearing a Szabados shirt during workouts at HarborCenter. Their goals are the…

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Last year, she was the only American on her team. The goaltender was Canadian, but other than that, every woman on HC Lugano spoke Italian, part of the multilingual experience of living and working in Switzerland. It was a challenge Blake Bolden went searching for, knowing that the best way to improve, whether it be in hockey or in life, is to get out of your comfort zo…