MINNESOTA WINS THE FIRST-EVER WALTER CUP!

The Minnesota Women's Professional Hockey Team clinches the first ever 'Walter Cup!" The final game was played in Boston on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 with a final score of 3-0 against Boston.

There will never be another first for the Professional Women's Hockey League(PWHL), and Minnesota took home the first-ever Walter Cup with an incredible win.

This would be the equivalent of The Minnesota Wild winning the Stanley Cup and the Minnesota Vikings winning the Superbowl. A historical milestone belongs to Minnesota thanks to the hard work of the players who made it happen.

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Boston fans were heartbroken, but supportive of their team even after the loss.

Minnesota couldn't be stopped. They went into the game with confidence after losing in game 4 when a goal was taken back after Minnesota thought they won; Boston came back

You would have thought that Minnesota would have been shaken by the upset but it was clear in game 5; that Minnesota came to win.

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THE WALTER CUP

Tiffany and Co. designed the Walter Cup. Mark and Kimber Walter, Jayna Hefford, Senior Vice President of PWHL, and sports icon and PWHL Advisory Board Member Billie Jean King were all there to relish in the historical moment for women's professional hockey.

Billie Jean King said, "It's time to present the Walter Cup... and the Walter Family are leaders in Philanthropy and business, but they are willing to invest in the PWHL...The Dream. I could not be more proud to present the Walter Cup to Minnesota Captain Kendall Coyne Schofield."

Kendall came back to play hockey after giving birth to her son, Drew,  and was so excited. "There were a lot of people that counted us out in that seven-game slide, but we got back in. We stuck together, but we knew we were never out. To be on top is the best feeling in the world, and I can't wait to get back to the state of Minnesota to Celebrate."

She also thanked all the fans for supporting them throughout the entire year.

GOALIE NICOLE HENSLEY

When asked what this win meant to her, Goalie Nicole Hensley said, "It's a pretty resilient group. We were all sitting at home wondering if we were going to be in the playoffs...when we got here, we believed in ourselves and just knew we could do it."

The Minnesota team members took turns carrying the Walter Cup, trying to relish in the moment of making history. Minnesota Women win the first PWHL championship! Thank you players for this exciting win!

 

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