Kristin Campbell records first career PWHL shutout

Kristen Campbell (John McClellan, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Kristin Campbell of Brandon, Manitoba recorded her first career Professional Women’s Hockey League shutout. She accomplished the feat in a 2-0 Toronto win over New York at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Friday.

Campbell made 19 saves overall for the shutout. She made six saves in the first period, four saves in the second period and nine saves in the third period.

There have been two Canadian goalies to record a shutout in the PWHL this season. In the PWHL’s opening game on January 1, Corrine Schroeder of Elm Creek, Manitoba, made 29 saves as New York blanked Toronto 4-0. Ironically, in both of these games, it was a Manitoba goaltender who recorded the shutout, both games featured Toronto and New York, both games happened in January, and both games took place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The only other shutout in the PWHL this season, came on January 6, as Minnesota blanked Montreal 3-0 on a shutout from Maddie Rooney of Duluth. Minnesota.

In Toronto’s win, Toronto had two goals from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Natalie Spooner of Scarborough, Ontario. Spooner and Campbell won a gold medal for Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Spooner also won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. With the win, Toronto improved to a record of three wins and five losses.

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