Toronto Marks 11th Straight PWHL Win Against Boston

Toronto teammates celebrate Natalie Spooner scoring against Boston in PWHl game, March 2024


  • Toronto’s Natalie Spooner scored her PWHL-best 13th goal against Boston on Wednesday. 
  • Spooner broke a third-period tie and helped the league’s leader win its 11th straight game.
  • The game ended 2-1 over Boston.

It was a good night for the leader of the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) on Wednesday when the team obtained a 2-1 victory against visiting Boston (4-4-2-8).

11th Win in a Row for Toronto

Toronto (10-3-0-5) this way marked its 11th win in a row, topping its PWHL standings three points ahead of the Minnesota team in the new league made of six teams. 

Natalie Spooner offered the game-winner in the third period, beating goalie Emma Soderberg and breaking the tie at 7:05, following Renata Fast’s goal as a result of a power play at 2:14. 


Sarah Nurse also brought her contribution to the successful evening with two assists while Goalie Erica Howe made 28 incredible saves. 

Howe celebrated her first win this season as well as her first start since the year started. Spooner commented on their win, saying that the team “wanted to get the win for Howe“.

Toronto Switched the Game Around into the Third

She added that while the first two periods were not the team’s “best two periods of hockey”, as they went into the third period, they knew they “had to bring it” and switch their game around.

And this is exactly what they did, showing “a lot of character” by the way they were able to eventually come together.

Only 10 minutes after the game started, Boston enjoyed a five-on-three advantage as Toronto’s Nurse and defender Jocelyn Larocque were called for infractions one after the other in less than a minute. 

Boston defender Sydney Morin managed to beat Howe with a shot over her shoulder, opening the scoring with a power-play goal.

Morin this way marked her first goal of the season. Boston continued to outshoot Toronto 10-3 in the opening period and entered the second period with a 1-0 lead.

The team kept its advantage for most of the second period, which made Toronto have “some tough conversations” when going into the locker room after 40 minutes. 

Spooner managed to capitalize on a Sophie Shirley penalty, scoring her league-leading 13th goal, and from there on her team held on to the final buzzer of the hockey game.

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