PHF Roundup: Howard, Cava each score twice as Toronto Six down Boston Pride

Boston Pride forward Tereza Vanisova (73) scores a goal past Toronto Six goalie Elaine Chuli (29) during the first period of a WNHL hockey semifinal is the Isobel Cup, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Boston. (Mary Schwalm/AP)

BOSTON — Brittany Howard and Michela Cava each scored two goals as the Toronto Six skated to a 7-3 win over the previously unbeaten Boston Pride on Sunday in Premier Hockey Federation action

Toronto (4-1-1) staked itself to a 3-0 lead on first-period goals from Cava, Howard and Dominika Laskova only to watch the Pride (5-1-0) answer back with three straight goals of their own.

Boston’s Allie Thunstrom knotted the game 3-3 with a goal scored at 3:20 of the second period.

Toronto responded with four unanswered goals — from Howard, Leah Lum, Cava and Lexi Templeman — to put the game out of reach.

Six goaltender Elaine Chuli kicked out 30 of 33 shots to earn the win.

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Also Sunday, the Metropolitan Riveters (2-3-0) scored a 3-2 win over the Montreal Force (2-2-0) at the Raymond Bourque Arena in Saint-Laurent, Que.

Kelly Babstock scored the game winner for the New Jersey-based Riveters with 57 seconds remaining in the third period.

Fanni Garat-Gasparics and Madison Packer also tallied for the Riveters.

Brooke Stacey and Christine Deaudelin replied for Montreal.

Montreal goaltender Marie-Soleil Deschenes surrendered three goals on 27 shots, while Eveliina Makinen saved 25 of the 27 shots she faced in the Riveters net.

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