CAMPBELL, FRANKEL, TURNBULL NAMED PWHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK

TORONTO AND NEW YORK (May 13, 2024) – Toronto goaltender Kristen Campbell, Boston goaltender Aerin Frankel, and Toronto center Blayre Turnbull have been named the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) ‘3 Stars of the Week’ for the week ending May 12.  

  

FIRST STAR – KRISTEN CAMPBELL, G, PWHL TORONTO 

 Campbell is named first star of the week after backstopping her team to a 2-0 series lead over Minnesota in the PWHL Playoffs. The Toronto netminder posted back-to-back shutouts, maintaining a perfect save percentage in the playoffs through her team’s first two games. She officially recorded the PWHL’s first-ever shutout on May 8, leading her team to a 4-0 victory in Game 1. Campbell made 26 saves in the game and held strong as her team was outshot 11-4 in the second frame. The netminder remained steady in Game 2— a tight-checking contest that went down to the wire. Campbell made 21 saves in the match and was particularly sharp while Toronto was on the penalty kill, as the team went 4-for-4 in the game, including killing two penalties in the third period. With the game tied 0-0 late in the third frame, Campbell continued to shut the door, allowing her team to take a late lead en route to a 2-0 victory— and 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.  

 

SECOND STAR – AERIN FRANKEL, G, PWHL BOSTON 

Frankel is named second star of the week after clinching two overtime victories against PWHL Montréal in their playoff matchup. In Game 1, Frankel set a PWHL record for saves in a game, stopping 53 shots, including a combined 29 in the third period and overtime. Boston came out victorious via a 2-1 overtime victory — despite being outshot 54-26 — the largest shot difference between two teams recorded in a PWHL game this season. After setting the single-game save record in Game 1, Frankel broke her own record in Game 2, stopping 56 of 57 shots Montréal put on net in a contest that saw Boston once again come out on top, this time in triple overtime. Through two games played, Frankel has made 109 saves while posting a .982 save percentage and a 0.65 goals-against-average in 185:28 played. 

 

THIRD STAR – BLAYRE TURNBULL, C, PWHL TORONTO 

Turnbull is named as one of the PWHL’s 3 Stars of the Week for the first time this season as her team kicked off their playoff semi-final matchup against Minnesota. In Game 1—a 4-0 victory for her team on home ice— Turnbull scored twice, and she remains the only PWHL player to record a multi-goal game in the playoffs thus far. She was also a +3 in the game with four shots on goal. In Game 2, Turnbull was +1, won 55.6% of her draws, had three shots on net, and recorded a game-high nine hits. Turnbull is a key contributor to Toronto’s penalty kill unit—through two games, they’re a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill, which includes shutting down four Minnesota powerplays in Game 2. Turnbull’s contributions at both ends of the ice helped her team take a 2-0 series lead against Minnesota in their best-of-five playoff matchup 

 

The ‘3 Stars of the Week’ will continue throughout the PWHL postseason. Points will be awarded to each selection and will help determine rankings at the end of PWHL Playoffs. 

 

First Star = 30 Points 

Second Star = 20 Points 

Third Star = 10 Points

 

Standings: 

 

1. Natalie Spooner (TOR) = 100 Points

T2. Kristen Campbell (TOR) = 70 Points 

T2. Brianne Jenner (OTT) = 70 Points

T3. Marie-Philip Poulin (MTL) = 60 Points 

T3. Sarah Nurse (TOR) = 60 Points 

T6. Ella Shelton (NY) = 50 Points 

T6. Daryl Watts (OTT) = 50 Points 

T8. Alex Carpenter (NY) = 40 Points 

T8. Kendall Coyne Schofield (MIN) = 40 Points 

T8. Aerin Frankel (BOS) = 40 Points 

T8. Alina Müller (BOS) = 40 Points 

T12. Erin Ambrose (MTL) = 30 Points 

T12. Claire Dalton (MTL) = 30 Points 

T12. Kateřina Mrázová (OTT) = 30 Points 

T12. Grace Zumwinkle (MIN) = 30 Points 

T16. Michela Cava (MIN) = 20 Points 

T16. Ann-Renée Desbiens (MTL) = 20 Points 

T16. Jade Downie-Landry (NY) = 20 Points 

T16. Sophie Jaques (MIN) = 20 Points 

T20. Hannah Brandt (BOS) = 10 Points 

T20. Renata Fast (TOR) = 10 Points 

T20. Kali Flanagan (Tor) = 10 Points 

T20. Taylor Heise (MIN) = 10 Points 

T20. Hilary Knight (BOS) = 10 Points 

T20. Abby Roque (NY) = 10 Points 

T20. Corinne Schroeder (NY) = 10 Points 

T20. Blayre Turnbull (TOR) = 10 Points