SCHROEDER NAMED PHF PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER

by PAUL KROTZ

Boston Pride goaltender posted a record three-straight shutouts

BOSTON, MA – (December 1, 2022) - The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced that goaltender Corinne Schroeder of the Boston Pride is the PHF Player of the Month for November. The newcomer won her first five starts including a record three-straight shutout victories to launch her professional career.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized like this in my first month in the league,” said Schroeder. “I think it goes to show how well I’ve adjusted in taking the step up from college as well as the strength of our team. We’ve started our season off strong and managed to pull together in critical moments. Of course there is still a lot that we need to work on as a group and that I need to work on individually as well. I look forward to seeing how we continue to develop as a team and hope to build off of our early success this season.”

Schroeder’s PHF debut featured an impressive shutout streak of 183:15. She became just the third goaltender in PHF history and first member of the Pride to blank the opposition in her first career start, turning aside all 36 shots faced in a 4-0 win over the Connecticut Whale on Nov. 5. Then on Nov. 6, her 27 saves in a 2-0 win against the Metropolitan Riveters made her the fourth Boston backstopper to post two-straight regular season shutouts. History was made Nov. 18 in Minnesota with a season-high 49-save performance in a 2-0 win over the Whitecaps. Not only is she the first PHF netminder to earn three shutouts in a row, but her shutout total has already tied the PHF single season record. Schroeder continued her winning-streak on Nov. 19 with 29 saves in a 5-4 overtime win in Minnesota, followed by her fifth win against a fourth different opponent Nov. 26 when she made 27 saves in a 3-2 overtime triumph against the Toronto Six.

“Corinne has been absolutely incredible for us so far this season,” said Paul Mara, Pride head coach. “Coming into the start of the season, we had no doubt in her ability to play at this level. Her focus, intensity, and consistency has been a big reason for our success through these first few weeks of the season. Her skill and capability have been on full display, and we look forward to seeing all the great things she will accomplish this season.”

The 23-year-old from Elm Creek, Manitoba has started all six of Boston’s games to open the 2022-23 campaign. The Pride are currently in first place in the PHF standings and Schroeder leads every statistical category for goaltenders including wins with five, shutouts with three, minutes played at 319:42, a goals-against-average of 1.69, and save percentage of .953 based on 184 saves from 193 shots against. She signed with the Pride following a five-year collegiate career that included four seasons at Boston University and a graduate season at Quinnipiac University where she was a finalist for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Goaltender of the Year award.

Also considered for the November award were a trio of players tied for the PHF scoring lead with eight points. Toronto’s Brittany Howard has seven goals and one assist in six games, Sarah Bujold of the Riveters has five goals and three assists through five games, and Montreal’s Jade Downie-Landry has four goals and four assists in four games played. Toronto’s Kati Tabin was the top scoring defender last month with six points in five games.

About the Premier Hockey Federation
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 provide opportunities for elite athletes to earn a living playing the game they love while fueling the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Montreal Force, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup. As part of a two-year agreement with ESPN, live coverage of the 2022-23 and 2023-24 PHF seasons is available exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, and provides international rights for games which includes TSN in Canada. For more information visit premierhockeyfederation.com.