Smelker scores first goal to get Boston Pride first NWHL victory
The 25-year-old winger registered points in back-to-back games – setting up the go-ahead goal one night and scoring the tie-breaking goal the next – to help Boston get off the schneid.
Smelker did not register a point in the first three games of the NWHL season before setting up a goal in the third period to give the Pride a 2-1 lead in a game they eventually lost 4-3 to the Connecticut Whale.
The next game she scored a power-play goal in the second period of a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Beauts in a rematch of last year’s Isobel Cup final.
It was her first goal of the season and it was Boston’s first win in five games.
Smelker, of Service High fame, has registered 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points in 46 career games.