Daryl Watts records first career PWHL hat trick

Daryl Watts (John McClellan, Wikimedia Commons)

Daryl Watts of Toronto, Ontario recorded her first career Professional Women’s Hockey League hat trick on Saturday. She accomplished the feat in a 5-3 Ottawa win over Toronto at Toronto Dominion Place in Ottawa, Ontario.

Watts put Ottawa on the scoreboard with five seconds left in the second period on the power-play. At the time, Toronto was leading 2-1. Watts scored from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ontario, and Savannah Harmon. Watts then put Ottawa up 4-3 with a game-winning goal with five minutes and two seconds left in the third period, and then scored into an empty net to close out the scoring at 18:32 from Jenner and Katerina Mrazova. Jenner won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Two Canadians scored for Ottawa. The other was Jenner, who had a multi-point game as she had one goal and two assists for three points.

This season with Ottawa, Watts has eight goals and five assists for 13 points in 19 games. She is a -3 with eight penalty minutes, two faceoff wins, one power-play goal and two game-winning goals. Watts’s other game-winning goal came on March 20 in a 3-0 Ottawa win over New York. Watts scored from Jenner and Mrazova at 17:31 of the first period to put Ottawa up 1-0.

Ottawa is currently in fourth place in the PWHL. They have a record of seven wins, six regulation losses and six losses in extra time for 27 points. Ottawa leads Boston by five points for the final playoff spot.

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