Buffalo NWHL team signs Canadian Olympic goalie Szabados
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time Canadian National Olympic team goaltender Shannon Szabados has agreed to sign with the U.S.-based National Women’s Hockey League Buffalo Beauts.
Szabados won a silver medal and was the Olympic tournament’s top goalie after allowing four goals in three games at the Winter Olympics in February. She has an 8-1 record in the winter games, and also won gold medals in 2010 and ’14.
From Edmonton, Alberta, Szabados also became the first female goalie to record a shutout in a men’s professional league. She did it playing for Columbus, Georgia, of the Southern Professional Hockey League in December 2015.
She had a 20-23-6 record in 51 SPHL games over four seasons.
The five-team NWHL enters its fourth season next fall.
The Beauts became the league’s first franchise to be privately owned after being purchased by NHL Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula last winter.