Toronto will face Minnesota in the playoffs and leaves Boston to Montreal

The Toronto team in the Professional Women’s Hockey League (LPHF) had the privilege of choosing its opponent in the first round of the playoffs. In a short video posted on social media, she announced that she will face Minnesota, thus giving the Montrealers the opportunity to face the Bostonians.


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Toronto finished atop the overall standings in the LPHF’s inaugural season.

Photo: The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov

This LPHF rule was supposed to benefit the team that finished first in the general standings during the regular season. She could choose between the 3rd qualified team (Boston) or the 4th (Minnesota).

But Toronto seemed to prove the old saying that who chooses to take worse, and let chance speak. The organization in fact turned to the baby of Natalie Spooner, top scorer on the circuit, to make its choice.

He threw a ball down a staircase landing, at the end of which were two boilers bearing the image of Minnesota and Boston, the two options.

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Young Rory’s jet ended up in the Minnesota container.

This twist of fate means that Montreal will play Boston. The first two games will take place at Place Bell, and the next two at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. If a fifth match is necessary, it will be presented at Place Bell.

The Massachusetts club qualified at the last minute for the spring tournament thanks to a 4-3 victory against the Quebec team at the very end of the season, last Saturday.


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Maureen Murphy and her teammates meet with Boston for their first playoff series in the LPHF.

Photo: usa today sports via reuters con / David Kirouac

The team led by Marie-Philip Poulin posted a record of 3 wins, 1 loss in regulation time and 1 loss in overtime against Boston.

Toronto has a record of two wins and two losses against Minnesota this season. The first two matches will take place at the Coca-Cola Coliseum, where the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs’ farm club, play. The Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, will host the other duels.

All series will be played in a 3 of 5 format.



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