For the third consecutive time to start the season, some of the new stars of the league have been crowned the VEDA NWHL Player of the Week.
This time, a pair of highly impressive rookies share the title – Swedish goaltender Lovisa Selander of the Boston Pride and RPI, and Mohawk forward Brooke Stacey of the Buffalo Beauts and the University of Maine.
Stacey’s scoring prowess helped lead Buffalo to consecutive victories over Connecticut in the Beauts’ home-opening weekend. Between the two wins, Stacey compiled three goals and an assist. She has yet to play an NWHL game where she hasn’t recorded at least a point.
At 23 years of age, Stacey is among the many new talents to join the NWHL this season.
Stacey played four years at Maine from 2014-2018. During her senior season, she finished second on the team in points with 30 points on 13 goals and 17 assists in 36 games.
As a junior, she finished tied for first on the team in points with 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) and was selected as a Hockey East All-Star Honorable Mention. Before Maine, Stacey won gold with U18 Team Canada at Nationals. In 2017, she played for Team Canada at the Nations Cup.
Stacey is said to have exceeded expectations less than one month into her rookie seasons.