OTTAWA, ON (April 20, 2024) – Emerance Maschmeyer had a 35-save shutout and Brianne Jenner had her first hat trick of the season to lead Ottawa to a 4-0 victory over Minnesota at The Arena at TD Place on Saturday evening.


Maschmeyer now has shutouts in two of her last three starts and has backstopped Ottawa to three straight victories.


With her trio of goals on Saturday, Jenner moves into fourth place in the PWHL scoring race with 18 points (8G, 10A) in 20 games played. She’s recorded two or more points in three straight games (5G, 3A).


Jenner first got on the board at 17:14 of the first period when she capitalized on a turnover by Minnesota goaltender Nicole Hensley, who was playing the puck behind the net, to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead.


Jenner doubled her team’s lead at 4:07 of the second period on a play that started after a Minnesota defender lost an edge behind the net.


Emily Clark took advantage of the slip, gaining possession of the puck before making a no-look pass to Jenner who was all alone in the slot. Jenner quickly fired the puck through Hensley’s pads for her second tally of the game and seventh of the season.


With the game 3-0, Jenner got her third goal of the game at 15:39 of the third period.


Ottawa forward Tereza Vanišová stole the puck from the Minnesota defender and found Daryl Watts as she was entering the offensive zone with speed. Watts then tapped the puck to Jenner who was rushing towards the net. Ottawa’s captain completed the play—and the hat trick— by roofing the puck over Hensley’s glove.


Vanišová also picked up an assist on Ottawa’s third goal of the game, scored at 11:01 of the second frame.


Just ten seconds after a Minnesota powerplay ended, Ottawa defender Ashton Bell jumped into the play and one-timed a pass from Vanišová into the back of the net to give the home team a 3-0 lead.


Minnesota had a 5-on-3 opportunity early in the third period with the game 3-0, but Maschmeyer stood tall, making six saves while her team was shorthanded.


Ottawa has collected points in each of their last six games played and, with the regulation victory, leapfrog Boston back into fourth place in the PWHL. Boston briefly had a one-point lead in the standings when the game began after defeating New York earlier in the day.


Hensley made 18 saves in the loss.


Up next, Ottawa hosts Boston on Wednesday, April 24. Then, on Saturday April 27, Minnesota looks to get back into the win column as they host Boston for an afternoon tilt.


Postgame Quotes:


Ottawa head coach Carla MacLeod on Emerance Maschmeyer’s play: “We needed her! As we were trying to find our feet, hers were steady. We benefited from that for sure. We have seen this throughout the season. That is not new to us. She was a key person in the early part of the game, and she was a key person throughout the game. She certainly allowed us to find our rhythm.”


Ottawa captain Brianne Jenner on the last time she made hats rain down from the stands: “I don’t know if that ever happened. Maybe back in college? But that was pretty cool. You’re not thinking about that (getting a hat trick) during the game. As a team, we’re thinking about how we do not want to sit on a three-goal lead. We’re thinking we want to play aggressive because it’s never good to be sitting back. We were focused on our habits, really.”


Minnesota head coach Ken Klee on the message to his team heading into the third period down 3-0: “We need to play like us. We can’t change our game and try to play risky because when we did, we got caught on a couple of odd-man rushes— and we don’t really give up many odd-man rushes. I said get back to our system don’t worry about the score and play our game to give ourselves a chance to get back in the game.”



  • Attendance: 8,110 – The Arena at TD Place, Ottawa, ON.
  • Three Stars: 1) Emerance Maschmeyer 2) Brianne Jenner 3) Ashton Bell
  • Shots ended 35-22 in favor of Minnesota— They led the shot total in every period (10-7/12-10/13-5).
  • Minnesota’s Grace Zumwinkle and Taylor Heise led all players with six shots each— Jenner and Bell were second with five apiece.
  • Ottawa was 0/1 on the powerplay — Minnesota was 0/3.
  • Lee Stecklein (MIN) led all skaters with 29:45 time-on ice —Savannah Harmon (OTT) led all Ottawa skaters with 28:09 TOI.
  • Jenner, Bell and Daryl Watts all finished with a game-best plus-three rating.
  • Ottawa has now won three games in a row for the first time all season and have won four of their last five games in regulation time — They’ve collected 14 of a possible 18 points in their last six games played (four regulation wins, two shootout losses).
  • Maschmeyer is now second in the PWHL with eight wins —Toronto’s Kristen Campbell leads the league with 13 victories.
  • Maschmeyer becomes the third PWHL goaltender to have multiple shutouts this season, joining Campbell (3) and Minnesota’s Maddie Rooney (2).
  • Jenner has 12 points (6G, 6A) in her last six games and has recorded two points or more in five of her last six games played — She’s currently on a three-game point streak.
  • With 18 points (8G, 10A) on the season, Jenner now leads Ottawa in scoring — She sits in a tie with Watts for the team lead in goals with eight.
  • Ottawa players record a hat trick two games in a row — Watts scored three in Ottawa’s last game, a 5-3 win against Toronto.
  • Emily Clark extends her point streak to five games (2G, 3A) — Watts extends her point streak to three games (4G,1A)
  • Tereza Vanišová’s second period assist was her first point with Ottawa since being acquired via trade from Montréal on March 18 — Entering the game, the forward had been held pointless in seven straight contests.
  • Ottawa leads the league with six games with four or more goals for.
  • This was the fifth game Minnesota has played in this season that resulted in a shutout (3 for, 2 against).
  • Minnesota wins the season series 10-5 in points with wins in four of five games played — Ottawa’s 4-0 win was the first of the series that was not a one-goal game.
  • Ottawa (8-0-6-6) moves into fourth place with 30 points, five points behind both Montréal and Minnesota— They sit two points ahead of Boston and ten points ahead of New York.
  • Minnesota (8-4-3-6) sits tied for second in points in the PWHL standings with Montréal with 35 apiece— They are three points behind first-place Toronto.
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