Contact Us
Stamford Daily Voice serves Stamford, CT
Return to your home site

Menu

Stamford Daily Voice serves Stamford, CT

Nearby Towns

sports

Stamford's Danielle Ward Named NWHL Player Of The Week

Danielle Ward of Stamford, who plays with the Connecticut Whale, was named the National Women's Hockey League Player of the Week after three goals in two games last weekend.
Danielle Ward of Stamford, who plays with the Connecticut Whale, was named the National Women's Hockey League Player of the Week after three goals in two games last weekend. Photo Credit: Shousher Photography/Courtesy Danielle Ward

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Danielle Ward's three goals on the weekend, including two in six minutes on Saturday, earned her the National Women's Hockey League Player of the Week Award, the league announced Tuesday.

Ward scored three goals in Stamford-based Connecticut Whale's two victories last weekend, including a pair over a six minutes span during Saturday’s 4-3 win vs. the New York Riveters. She also opened the scoring in Sunday’s 5-3 victory over Buffalo Beauts.

Ward said she wasn't expecting the honor.

"I was pretty surprised about it," said the Stamford resident. "The season has been going great. It's my first time ever being on a winning team and I have awesome teammates so it's a lot of fun."

Ward, a native of Lansing, Mich., played with the University of Maine.

The Whale did not trail at any point throughout the weekend. Connecticut travels to Boston in a battle of the NWHL’s top two teams on January 17.

Ward joins teammates Shiann Darkangelo and Kelli Stack in being named players of the week during the league's first season.

To see highlights of the goals they can be seen here:

Goal 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAp93DGD6tk

Goal 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtxmDvtWKU

Goal 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prn9XRrKPO0

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Stamford Daily Voice!

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.