30 PLAYERS SELECTED FOR 2022 PHF ALL-STAR SHOWCASE
Top 3 goaltenders, 12 defenders, 15 forwards chosen by PHF teams
Online Fan Vote now open to determine final four All-Stars
January 4, 2022 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – The Premier Hockey Federation today announced a list of 30 players selected to compete in the 2022 PHF All-Star Showcase on Saturday, January 29 in Toronto. The group consists of three goaltenders, 12 defenders, and 15 forwards who are awarded the opportunity following a vote by PHF coaches and general managers representing all six member teams.
“Each of these players are standouts through the first half of the PHF season and most deserving of All-Star distinctions and the honor to compete on this stage,” said PHF Commissioner Tyler Tumminia. “It’s been a joy sharing this news with the athletes because everyone is so proud and humbled by the recognition, and also very excited to be part of this special event.”
The 30 selections are a blend of PHF veterans along with new and rising talents. 12 players have previously received All-Star accolades led by forward Madison Packer of the Metropolitan Riveters who will be making a record fifth All-Star appearance, plus Boston Pride defenders Amanda Boulier and Kaleigh Fratkin both named for a fourth time. 10 players are in the midst of their second full season including top scorer and reigning MVP Mikyla Grant-Mentis and December’s PHF Player of the Month in goaltender Elaine Chuli both from the first place Toronto Six. The other eight players are in their first season including Connecticut Whale forwards Kennedy Marchment and Taylor Girard who are the Federation’s two top scoring newcomers.
Boston leads the way with eight players selected, Connecticut and Toronto have seven players apiece, the Buffalo Beauts are represented by four skaters, while the Riveters and Minnesota Whitecaps each have two players listed to round out the 30.
The three All-Star captains include Shiann Darkangelo (Toronto Six), Jillian Dempsey (Boston Pride), and Allie Thunstrom (Minnesota Whitecaps) who were selected by PHF players and announced ahead of the team vote.
2022 PHF ALL-STARS
*denotes number of previous All-Star accolades
Katie Burt (BOS)*
Elaine Chuli (TOR)
Abbie Ives (CTW)
Amanda Boulier (BOS)***
Taylor Davison (TOR)
Lindsay Eastwood (TOR)
Kali Flanagan (BOS)
Kaleigh Fratkin (BOS)***
Tori Howran (CTW)
Dominique Kremer (BUF)
Patti Marshall (MIN)
Allie Munroe (CTW)
Marie-Jo Pelletier (BUF)*
Shannon Turner (CTW)**
Taylor Woods (TOR)
Taylor Accursi (BUF)*
McKenna Brand (BOS)*
Michela Cava (TOR)
Jonna Curtis (MIN)**
Sammy Davis (BOS)
Anjelica Diffendal (BUF)
Taylor Girard (CTW)
Mikyla Grant-Mentis (TOR)
Kennedy Marchment (CTW)
Meghara McManus (BOS)
Madison Packer (MET)****
Christina Putigna (BOS)*
Rebecca Russo (MET)**
Alyssa Wohlfeiler (CTW)*
Emma Woods (TOR)
Shiann Darkangelo (TOR)**
Jillian Dempsey (BOS)***
Allie Thunstrom (MIN)**
The team vote for All-Star selections was facilitated in two phases by the PHF office. All six clubs were asked to nominate nine players from their organization for All-Star consideration including one goaltender and eight skaters with no less than three defenders among them. The nominees formed a final ballot of 54 players. All six teams then submitted votes by ranking their top three goaltenders, top 12 defenders, and top 15 forwards based on the list of finalists and were not permitted to choose their own nominees. The 30 All-Stars are those who received the most votes in the selection process. The rankings were used to break ties for the final spots at any position if necessary.
2022 PHF ALL-STAR FAN VOTE
There are still four spots to be awarded for the 2022 PHF All-Star Showcase and the athletes who earn those selections will be determined by the fans.
An online voting platform is now open providing fans the opportunity to nominate three skaters and one goaltender to complete the pool of players who will comprise the three All-Star rosters.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT PHF ALL-STAR FAN VOTES
Voting closes on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Winners of the All-Star Fan Vote will be announced on Tuesday, January 11.
A virtual draft will be conducted for the three All-Star captains to select their teams and be paired with honorary coaches Meghan Chayka, Melody Davidson, and Sami Jo Small.
The 2022 PHF All-Star Showcase will stream live in the United States exclusively on ESPN+, in Canada to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers, and through the ESPN International distribution network.
About Premier Hockey Federation (PHF)
The PHF is the home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and maintains the mission to provide strong role models and fuel the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup. For more information visit premierhockeyfederation.com.