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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.— Merrimack women’s ice hockey alumna Paige Voight will become the fourth Warrior to play in the National Women’s Hockey League this season, signing a contract with the Metropolitan Riveters on Wednesday.
During her Merrimack career, Voight was an offensive leader throughout. In the program’s inaugural season, she led the team with 11 goals and 18 points, before tallying a career-high 15 goals during her sophomore campaign. She ended her tenure with 42 goals and 76 points as a Warrior.
“The NWHL has done an outstanding job creating a platform for younger players and continuing to advance the game, and now I am very excited to continue my playing career in the pros with a great organization like the Riveters,” said Voight. “It’s going to be a thrilling season and I cannot wait to get on the ice with the Rivs.”
From St. Michael, Minnesota, Voight was taken 16th overall by the Riveters in the 2018 draft. Also set to compete in the league are fellow 2019 graduates Dominique Kremer in Buffalo and Sam Ridgewell in Toronto, as well as Mikyla Grant-Mentis ’20 in Toronto.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sports and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps and the Toronto Six.