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Toronto Six make history with inaugural win

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The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) began its sixth season last weekend with six teams battling it out for the coveted Isobel Cup.

The Toronto Six is Canada’s only team in the NWHL so far, making their debut in the league this year. Since last weekend the team have already met several milestones under the watchful eye of head coach Digit Murphy.

Credit: The Toronto Six

Lindsay Eastwood claimed the first goal for the team in their second match against the Minnesota Whitecaps, which then ended in a 6-5 loss after a penalty shoot out.

Despite a strong lead in their second ever game, The Six had yet to win a match.

It was this Tuesday (20:30 EST, 01:30 GMT) that the franchise finally claimed their first win against league favourites The Boston Pride in a close 2-1 game.

Trailing The Pride by one point until the third period, The Toronto Six managed to make a comeback with Brooke Boquist tying the game up and Mikyla Grant-Mentis netting the winning goal with just over four minutes remaining on the clock.

Brooke Boquist. Credit: CBA.ca

Goaltender Elaine Chuli lost the first goal to Pride player Christina Putigna in the first period while Boston was on the power play – an advantage Boston used in their last match against the Buffalo Beauts on Sunday.

Chuli did manage to save a grand total of twenty-four saves for The Six while Lovisa Selander blocked thirty-six for The Boston Pride.

The NWHL can be streamed live on Twitch.

Featured image credit: CBC.ca

The 2021 NWHL schedule. Credit: NWHL

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