The Buffalo Beauts have announced that forward Jordan Juron has signed for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
Juron, who wore number 7 in her debut with the Beauts on January 14, had an assist in her only NWHL action prior to this contract. She played on a one-game PTO with Buffalo in a matchup against the Connecticut Whale at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
The 23-year old played alongside Maddie Elia at Boston University. Juron had 40 points in 141 NCAA games (15 goals, 25 assists.)
Whispers of this move were heard prior to the March 6 deadline, however, no formal announcement was made by the league and tweet from the team served as the only notice of this transaction.
Juron provided this statement to 716 Sports Podcast via e-mail: " "When I found out the Beauts wanted me to join them in Pittsburgh on a PTO I was very excited about the opportunity, but I was also pretty nervous not having played a game since Hockey East playoffs in March of 2016 with Boston University. The team was so welcoming though and it was nice to have a few familiar faces in the locker room - they made me feel right at home. Playing in that game not only made me miss hockey even more and lit a little fire in me to get back to playing full time, but also showed me how much I missed being part of a team. I am beyond grateful that the Beauts have given me this opportunity especially amidst a 9 game winning streak and with the playoffs just one week away. The team is hot right now and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to do whatever I can to help achieve the goal of repeating as Isobel Cup champions!"
Buffalo will wrap up the regular season on the road against Connecticut at 7pm on Saturday, March 10 before coming home to face the Boston Pride for the first playoff game at the HarborCenter in team history.