Buffalo Beauts defenseman, Megan Bozek, was named “Player of the Week” by the National Women’s Hockey League for her game winning overtime goal on Sunday.
The Beauts and Pride played four times leading up to the January 3rd game. All four times the Pride topped the Beauts. Two of which were at the HarborCenter where the Beauts reside.
Sunday’s game was a chance for Beauts’ redemption. It was a day to prove to the league they are a force to be reckon with and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Redemption came 3:41 into overtime between the Beauts and Pride. Captain Emily Pfalzer sauced the puck to an open Bozek who wound up and blasted it past Pride goalie, Brittany Ott, into the net.
— Buffalo Beauts (@BuffaloBeauts) January 3, 2016
In 10 games this season, Bozek has 1 goal and 3 assists.
Bozek joins Kelley Steadman and Devon Skeats as the only Beauts to be named “Player of the Week”. She is also the first blue liner to be given this honor.
Past NWHL Players of the Week:
Week One: Kelli Stack – Connecticut Whale
Week Two: Zoe Hickel – Boston Pride
Week Three: Brianna Decker – Boston Pride
Week Four: Nana Fujimoto – New York Riveters
Week Five: Kelley Steadman – Buffalo Beauts
Week Six: Devon Skeats – Buffalo Beauts
Week Seven: Jillian Dempsey – Boston Pride
Week Eight: Shiann Darkangelo – Connecticut Whale
Week Nine: Hilary Knight – Boston Pride
Week 10: Megan Fardelmann – New York Riveters
Elaine is in her first year writing for The Hockey Writers. She will mostly be covering the Columbus Blue Jackets, Lake Erie Monsters, NWHL, and the charitable works all hockey players partake in.
She just ended a two season internship with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets.