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Beauts forward Taylor Accursi has scored a team-high 15 goals this season, and after each, she has made sure to celebrate. She’ll pump her arms, raise her skates and stick, hug her teammates and jump into the glass surrounding the rink in jubilation, firing up not only her teammates but those in attendance. The gestures have earned her the nickname "Celly Queen" arou…

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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 leag…

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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 per…

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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 last spri…

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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 period. Boston improved to 8-0 while Bu…

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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 was credited with th…

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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…