Buffalo Beauts

Buffalo Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts are back on the road this weekend to face off against the undefeated Boston Pride Saturday before a quick turnaround for an early Sunday game in Connecticut. Victory Press and women’s hockey reporter Melissa Burgess spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about what to watch for and how the Beauts home opener turnout was at their new home ice in Amherst. Also, Burgess shares her thoughts on the NWHL's presentation on Twitch, Olympic gold medalist Hilary Knight's comments referring to the NWHL as a "glorified beer league" and more.

Buffalo Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts hit the road to face off against the Boston Pride for a pair of games this weekend. The Beauts started off the season last Saturday with a win in Connecticut. Victory Press and women’s hockey reporter Melissa Burgess thinks the Beauts are looking good so far with an almost entirely new roster, but may face a tough challenge against Boston. She spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about that, the new arena, the new way the NWHL is broadcasting their games this year and much more.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

The Buffalo Beauts open their season in Connecticut this weekend after an offseason that brought many changes. Over 200 women players are boycotting North American hockey this year leading to a mostly new roster and the Beauts are no longer calling Harborcenter their home. But players like Corinne Buie and Sara Bustad are optimistic the team and the brand of professional women’s hockey will continue to grow. They spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa.

Buffalo Beauts

The National Women's Hockey League is on the verge of resuming use of the Buffalo Beauts logos and marketing materials after reaching a tentative agreement in its lawsuit with the team's former owners.

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More than 200 women last week said they would boycott the upcoming NWHL season for multiple reasons including a lack of resources. Now, Pegula Sports and Entertainment says it will no longer operate the Buffalo Beauts moving forward. WBFO's Nick Lippa spoke to NWHL and Victory Press writer Melissa Burgess about what's next for the league.

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The owner of the Buffalo Beauts gave up control of the team Wednesday in a move that further jeopardizes the future of the National Women’s Hockey League as it struggles to keep its five franchises afloat without the support of the world’s top players.

Buffalo Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts fell just short in their attempt to win the National Women's Hockey League's Isobel Cup Sunday in St. Paul, MN. It was the fourth consecutive year the Beauts plated for the championship, which they won in 2017. WBFO's Omar Fetouh caught up with the team's head coach and general manager, Cody McCormick to discuss the season.

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The Buffalo Beauts have started a four-game exhibition series against Russia’s National Women’s Ice Hockey Team. The Russian roster will feature 12 players who participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics, including Galina Skiba, who was one of the players banned from the Olympics for doping.

Puck drops at 8pm for 11-day hockey marathon

Jul 5, 2018
Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

The 11-Day Power Play Community Shift begins Thursday night at HarborCenter. It is the follow-up to last year's inaugural event, organized by Mike and Amy Lesakowski to raise money for cancer research by breaking the record for the world's longest hockey game.

Francesca Bond

Shannon Szabados has quite the resume.

Buffalo Beauts

Olympic gold medalist and NCAA all-time goaltending leader Nicole Hensley is a Buffalo Beaut. The NWHL team has agreed to terms with the Colorado native on a contract for the upcoming season.

Updated at 3 a.m. ET Thursday

The U.S. women's hockey team owns Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, after breaking Canada's remarkable streak of success in a gripping final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The only previous U.S. win had come in the tournament's first year, in 1998.

When the American women finally received their gold medals, they were placed on their necks by former player Angela Ruggiero, who was on the last U.S. Olympic team to win it all.

Pegulas acquire Buffalo Beauts women's hockey team

Dec 21, 2017
Buffalo Beauts

The husband-wife owners of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Bills have acquired another local sports team. Terry and Kim Pegula announced Thursday they have purchased the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League.

Marwan Elbliety

Buffalo sports fans have been craving a championship for decades and while the Bills and Sabres have never won a Super Bowl or a Stanley Cup, one local team is celebrating its recent league crown.

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Women’s ice hockey is in an entirely different place than it was only a decade ago. Across the country, leagues have formed at youth levels and more girls are playing the sport than ever.


NWHL

The National Women’s Hockey League is opening its second season in Buffalo this weekend with an unprecedented trio of games featuring all four of its franchises.

USA Hockey

Lisa Chesson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with the U.S. women's hockey team, has signed a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-17 season. General Manager Ric Seiling announced that Chesson and the Beauts agreed to terms on a one-year, $15,000 contract.

Buffalo Beauts women's pro hockey debuts this Sunday

Oct 9, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Western New York's thriving hockey scene adds a new team into its fabric, with the debut of the Buffalo Beauts this Sunday afternoon. It's one of four charter members of the all-new National Women's Hockey League.


photo from Dani Rylan linkedin page

The National Women's Hockey League opens this fall with four franchises, including the Buffalo Beauts who will play home games at HARBORCENTER. League commissioner Dani Rylan says fans can expect an entertaining, fast-paced game.