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2020 Women’s Hockey Recap: Practically perfect Pride’s parade postponed

The Pride once again fall one game short of a nearly perfect season, this time due to a virus.

Michelle Jay

Our final team was one the verge of making NWHL history when their season was abruptly ended.

Boston Pride (23-1-0) (1st NWHL)

The Pride like Northeastern were close enough to a championship to taste it, however for them it was only a single game left and it was on home ice, against a team they had beaten three out of four times.

The season that was

Coming into the season Boston was the clear favorites, a few people joked about another run at a perfect season coming in. It soon became not a joke as they would rip through the 2019 portion of their schedule at 15-0.That would continue until late January when they made their only trip to Tria rink, home of the Minnesota Whitecaps, and fell due the heroics of Boston College alumnus Allie Thunstrom, when she scored the game winner in the final minute a mere seven seconds after the Pride had tied it with Ann extra attacker. Boston would get their revenge the next night and not look back.

The season that could have been

The Isobel Cup Finals was sold out at Warrior Rink and the commemorative towels and pucks were all ready to be given out as the Pride tried to become the first team to win a second Isobel Cup, Minnesota would also achieve this feat with a win. Due to the pandemic like all other sports the game was cancelled. The NWHL has decided to not make up the game and will not be awarding the Isobel Cup to any teams this year.