McLaughlin Makes 60 Saves En Route To NWHL Championship
There’s coming up clutch in a big game, then there’s what Brianne McLaughlin did for the Buffalo Beauts in the 2017 NWHL Isobel Cup final.
In a rematch of last year’s final, the Beauts netminder turned away 60 shots from the heavily favourited Boston Pride in a 3-2 win on Sunday night to capture Buffalo’s first Isobel Cup championship. She also took home game MVP honours for her effort.
The former Robert Morris University goaltender also announced that it would be her final game as a professional play, retiring on top at the conclusion of the game. What a way to go out!
— Michelle Jay (@michelle_jay3) March 20, 2017
She spoke to the media after the game about the win, and what it felt like to retire as a champion:
— The Ice Garden (@TheIceGarden) March 20, 2017
Thanks to The Ice Garden for the clip.
It was a great ending to the season, and to McLaughlin’s career. She posted a 2-8-1 record during the regular season, alongside a 3.47 goals-against-average and .896 save percentage – but really turned it up for her playoff performance.
— Brianne McLaughlin (@BrianneMcL) March 21, 2017