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Metropolitan Riveters captain tied for the team lead in 2022-23 scoring

BOSTON, MA – (March 15, 2023) – The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced that Metropolitan Riveters forward Madison Packer is the PHF Player of the Month for March. The captain recorded six points in four regular season games including three goals and three assists which tied for the league lead and helped her team finish their schedule on a four-game winning-streak.

“I think it’s a testament to the way our team has really come together here at the end of the season,” said Packer. “Everyone is out there making plays and it’s fun to play hockey when the whole team is on board. Every player on our team stepped up huge in the last few weeks of the season and I’m beyond proud of our group for sticking to the process. Our goal at the start of the year was to make the playoffs, obviously, we fell a little short in that category, but we established a strong foundation and incredible team culture between players and coaches to continue building upon next season. I appreciate the nod and recognition and am grateful to our coaches for believing in their athletes and to my teammates for making incredible plays alongside me to make a run there at the end.”

Packer had the most productive three-game stretch of her entire 2022-23 season with a trio of multi-point performances to end the campaign. In those contests she contributed to six of the team’s 12 goals, had four points at even strength and two on the power play, and had a role in all three game-winners including one tally along with both a primary and secondary assist. Her efforts led to a 4-3 win over Montreal on Mar. 5, a 5-2 victory over Buffalo on Mar. 10, and a 3-2 triumph against the Beauts on Mar. 11 all at The Rink at American Dream. Packer was also the source of some important messaging in support of the team’s Pride jerseys worn during their final two games. The Riveters finished the year in fifth place with 30 points and a record of 11-13-0 including a 7-5-0 mark on home ice while riding their longest winning streak since 2017-18.

“Madison and our leadership group grew strong together this season and they were the backbone of rallying a brand new team together on top of establishing a new culture,” said Venla Hovi, Riveters head coach. “All four of the captains complimented each other, and having their consistent example and work ethic visible to the team day in and day out helped us stay focused on our…

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