Toronto Six schedule change – playing tonight vs Buffalo Beauts

There has been an NWHL Lake Placid Bubble schedule change!

Here is the schedule for tonight’s matchups.
Please note the @Riveters will not be playing & instead @TheTorontoSix will take on the @BuffaloBeauts pic.twitter.com/DPnARJrOkF
— NWHL (@NWHL) January 27, 2021

Started a rivalry last night, may as well start another one tonight.
: @BuffaloBeauts : 8:30 PM ET : https://t.co/4Z1CQ90tAj pic.twitter.com/w1LvouxtBI
— Toronto Six (@TheTorontoSix) January 27, 2021

The reason for this has to do with health and safety protocols:

NWHL scheduling change tonight.
Toronto will now face Buffalo tonight. Metropolitan will not play, “in line with the NWHL’s medical protocols prioritizing health and safety.”
— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) January 27, 2021

NWHL: Tonight’s 8:30 p.m. Metropolitan-Buffalo is now Toronto-Buffalo.
Source said reason is testing, and waiting on results, rather than any confirmed positive test(s).
Metro coach Ivo Mocek was not on the bench for the third period. One player was pulled from the game.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) January 27, 2021

We hope everyone is okay and appreciate the commitment to the health and safety of everyone in the bubble.
Tune in to the game tonight at 8:30pm twitch.tv/nwhl!
 

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Why these two losses are very important for the Toronto Six

The Toronto Six have entered the NWHL bubble with an intriguing task — being the new team in the league, and the underdogs. Oh, and they want to win the Isobel Cup.
We are two games in and the Six have yet to win a game in Lake Placid. Both have been eventful for the hockey club who’ve outshot their opponents 77-44 this season. Obviously they’d like to have won those games, but the Six have found positives from both games too.
“We’re learning.” Said President and Head Coach, Digit Murphy. “We’re a learning team and I’m still proud of these guys, how they competed, how they played and we’re coming. We’re coming.”
It stung the Six when they were shutout in game one against the Metropolitan Riveters. After that performance, you could recognize that once there was one goal, there’d be a lot more. Going into game two, the team and its fans were itching for a goal, and they got it — plus four more.
Lindsay Eastwood scored the first goal in Toronto Six franchise history, and when it happened — everything changed.
“When I popped the puck in the net in the …

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Digit Murphy previews the Toronto Six season

The women of the Toronto Six head to the bubble today, so what better time to preview the exciting season ahead? With the Toronto Six inaugural season set to start on Saturday in the Lake Placid NWHL bubble, we were fortunate enough to speak with head coach and president Digit Murphy about what fans can expect, what to look forward to, and which players to watch out for.

It’s a strange season to debut a new team, and Murphy and I discussed how that has impacted the team’s preparation.
Digit explained that from October through early January, the team only had 8 players and a couple coaches on the ice together, so the team as a whole will only have had 6 or 7 practices together before heading to the bubble to play games. This puts them at a bit of a disadvantage, as Murphy noted, “the challenge is going to be how do you, during a pandemic and shortened season, get everyone on the same sheet of music to win a championship.”
Nonetheless, despite the strange circumstances and jam packed training schedule, the team is “really excited to play a game.” And when asked about the team’s identity, Murphy …

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Six announces team captains ahead of 2021 Isobel Cup

As the Toronto Six get ready to leave for the bubble, there was more the team had to do beforehand and that’s name some captains:

The inaugural team captains for @TheTorontoSix are:
Shiann DarkangeloEmma WoodsEmma Greco pic.twitter.com/xOZiHNv99K
— Erica L. Ayala/Sports Talk ELA (@elindsay08) January 14, 2021

Shiann Darkangelo is named the captain in the Six’s inaugural season with Emma Woods and Emma Greco serving as alternate captains.
“I’m thrilled to have Shiann, Emma, and Emma lead our team this season,” said head coach, Digit Murphy, in a media release from the club. “They are true leaders and will represent us on and off the ice for our inaugural season.”
Darkangelo has played five years of professional hockey, 28 of those games being with the Toronto Furies of the CWHL. She has also represented the United States in the World Cup where she scored four points in five games. The 27-year-old also served as an alternate captain with the Buffalo Beauts in the 2016-17 season.
“It’s an honour to be selected as a captain for the Toronto Six alongside Greco and Woods,” Darkangelo said in a media release from the Six. “We have a team …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation