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News: Marchment streaking down the home stretch

News: Marchment streaking down the home stretch

Kennedy Marchment is the reigning most valuable player for her performance during the 2021-22 Premier Hockey Federation season and is making a strong case for consideration once again.

The Connecticut Whale forward is red hot at the most important time of the year with a record point-streak that’s also helped her team solidify their playoff standing.

Heading into the final day of the regular season she’s produced at least a point in 17 consecutive games while the Whale have won five-straight and locked up third place with a semifinal series looming in Toronto starting Friday.

“It’s nice to be able to contribute in the way that I’m supposed to and perform to my role,” Marchment said. “These past couple of weeks the Whale as a whole have been really good. I wouldn’t say we had the best start that we wanted but I think we’re hitting our stride right now which is really good heading into playoffs. It’s really exciting for my personal success, but I think more importantly it’s really good for Connecticut going into the final stretch.”

In 23 games Marchment has been held off the scoresheet just three times. On Dec. 18, her three-point effort against Boston launched the active streak that’s now generated 29 of her 34 total points. It’s hard to imagine the pressure of performing so consistently not weighing on her game, but she’s taken it all in stride.

“I wouldn’t say I’m a superstitious person and I don’t have too many routines or rituals,” she said. “I try not to think about it too much because I think the more you think about it the harder it is to forget about it while you’re playing. I just try and take each game and each shift as an individual thing and try not to think too much about it. I think that’s what helps me in the long run.”

Even with a team-first mindset, the significance of the achievement is not lost on the 26-year-old All-Star from Marmora, Ontario who has now crushed the PHF’s previous single season point-streak record of 13 games set by Riveters captain Madison Packer in 2019-20.

“It’s really cool to have that long of a point-streak and I’m happy with it of course, but at the end of the day I just try and think about the team and where we’re going,” Marchment said. “It’s crazy that playoffs are coming down to the last weekend of regular season matchups so there’s definitely a lot of other things on my mind right now.”

Marchment’s goal on Saturday night produced her 34th point…

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