Sarah Bujold and Fanni Gasparics Take Home League Honors For Metropolitan Riveters


On Saturday, November 19th, the Riveters opened up their first two-game series of the season as they played their first regular season games at American Dream as they hosted the Toronto Six for a two-game set. The Riveters came into this season with a new-look team, and ever since they opened up at home, this team has been a scoring machine putting up 14 goals over their last four games after getting shut out by the Boston Pride in their season opener. This season the Riveters have been getting production from all across their line-up, as 12 players have recorded at least one point throughout the team’s first five games. Over the past two weeks, Sarah Bujold and Fanni-Garat Gasparics have been honored by the league, so let’s take a deeper look into what those two forwards have done to deserve those honors.

Rivs Find Themselves Mentioned in Three Stars For The Past Two Weeks

Sarah Bujold (1st Star, November 18-20th)


In their series vs. Toronto, Sarah Bujold would take advantage of special teams to open the scoring with a short-handed goal. She would also pick up an assistant on Kelly Babstock’s first goal of the year and would continue to stay hot as she would score her second goal on the PP, picking a point on the first three Rivs goals of the season. Bujold’s three points would be enough to lead the Rivs to a 6-3 win to open up their home slate. The Canadian forward wouldn’t be done yet as she mimicked her performance the following day, opening the scoring on a short-handed goal to tie the game up at one and then scoring on the PP to tie the game back up at two apiece. However, the Rivs would lose the second game against the Six by a score of 5-2. Bujold would add three more points this past weekend vs. Montreal Force as she had the primary assist on Fanni Garat-Gasparics opening goal on the PP and then would pick up her first even-strength goal of the year to tie the game up at two, as the Rivs would drop the opening game vs. Montreal by a score of 5-3. Bujold would finish the weekend in Montreal by assisting on Kelly Babstock’s game-winning goal on Sunday, where the Rivs won 3-2. Five of Bujold’s eight points this season have come on special teams.

Fanni Gasparics (3rd Star, November 26-27th)


Following a week where Sarah Bujold would be named the first star of the week, Fanni Garat-Gasparics would continue to keep the Rivs in the spotlight as she was named the third star for the weekend of November 26-27th. The Hungarian forward would start the scoring for the Riveters this past weekend on a PP goal. Not only did the goal extend her point streak to three at the moment, but it was also the first PHF goal scored in Quebec and the first goal scored by a PHF Hungarian player. The 28-year-old forward wasn’t done as she would pick up a short-handed goal in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Force and now has a four-game point streak heading into next weekend vs. Minnesota Whitecaps. Garat-Gasparics now has two goals and two assists for four points in five games this season.

Armand Klisivitch

Armand Klisivitch. Senior Editor/ECHL Manager at Inside The Rink

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