New York Riveters leading scorer, Janine Weber, heading to Boston Pride

The Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) signed unrestricted free agent Janine Weber—the New York Riveters’ leading scorer last season.

Weber spent two seasons with the Riveters, where she scored 10 goals and had 12 assists in 17 games last season. In the previous year, she scored three goals and had six assists in 18 games for New York. Prior to playing for New York, Weber—also a member of the Austria national team— played one year at Providence and spent one season with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL)’s Boston Blades. While playing for the Blades, she scored the game-winning goal to lead Boston to the Clarkson Cup.

“The New England area has always felt like home for me since I came to the U.S. and it’s where my boyfriend lives, so this was a tough decision but one that was best for me,” Weber said in a statement. “I am really going to miss my teammates on the Riveters and all of the fans in New Jersey and New York. Those two years were very special to me”

Weber will now be coached by fellow-Austrian Thomas Poeck.

“I look forward to becoming part of the Pride and being coached by Thomas Poeck, whose career I have followed for a long time.”

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In 35 games at Providence, Weber had five goals and six assists.

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