June 25, 2018

Iafallo Signs With NWHL’s Buffalo Beauts


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University alumna Julianna Iafallo signed a contract to continue her hockey career with the National Women’s Hockey League’s Buffalo Beauts, the NWHL announced on Thursday.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Serving as a captain in her senior year, Iafallo capped off her career by helping lead the Buckeyes to the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in program history. She finished fourth on the Frozen Four team with 27 points from 12 goals and 15 assists.

Slotting into a vital role as soon as she stepped on the ice in Columbus, Iafallo never missed a game in her four years, eventually wrapping up her Buckeye career with 148 games played, tied for second all-time in program history. The Eden, New York native tallied 64 points on 22 goals and 42 assists.

Iafallo joins fellow Buckeye alumna Lisa Chesson on the Beauts roster. The league, formed in 2015, launched with four teams based in the northeast before adding the Minnesota Whitecaps earlier this year. The teams compete for the Isobel Cup, named after Lady Isobel Gathorne-Hardy, the daughter of Frederick Stanley, the namesake of the Stanley Cup.

The Buffalo Beauts are the only team to compete for the Isobel Cup in all three years of the league’s existence, winning it in 2017 and taking runner-up status in both 2016 and 2018.