Hockey East All-Star Defender Whitney Dove Begins Pro Career with the Buffalo Beauts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 9, 2020
BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL are proud to announce the signing of Whitney Dove, a superb defender from Port Moody, British Columbia and out of Providence College who was named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in 2020.
"I am very excited to join the Buffalo Beauts and have the opportunity to play in the NWHL," said Dove. "I have heard great things about the team and organization, and I am looking forward to continuing my hockey career as a professional in Buffalo."
The 5-6 Dove shared the team lead in scoring and was first on the Friars in assists last season. In 36 games, she had 9 goals and 19 assists for 28 points. For her 145-game career at Providence, she was 26-53-79 in scoring.
"Whitney substantially bolsters our team both offensively and defensively,” said Buffalo GM Nate Oliver. “She is an outstanding defender with a strong shot from the blue line. We know she’s going to be a great player for the Beauts, and the fans will love watching her.”
In addition to Hockey East All-Star honors, Dove earned numerous accolades during her time at Providence. After finishing third in Hockey East scoring as a rookie in 2016-17, Dove was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year, becoming the first defender to win the award in league history. She was also a unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.
Prior to her collegiate career, Dove was a member of Team British Columbia and captain of the Pacific Steelers of the JWHL in Canada in 2015-16. She graduated from Heritage Wood Secondary School in Port Moody, B.C.
Photo credit: Providence Athletics