BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts have signed forward Hunter Accursi, who earlier this year completed her collegiate playing career at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario.
“After closely following her career at Brock, we felt Hunter was a perfect fit for the Beauts’ lineup for the upcoming season,” said Buffalo GM Nate Oliver. “Obviously we got to see her in person during our exhibition game against the Badgers last season, and the coaches and I were really impressed. Hunter plays a complete game in all three zones, she’s a solid playmaker and she is relentless.”
Accursi played 87 career games for Brock University across four seasons. Her finest season offensively was as a sophomore in 2017-18 when she finished third on the team in goals (5).
The upcoming season will mark the very first time that Accursi and her NWHL All-Star sister Taylor will have played on the same team. However, the younger Accursi has been teammates with fellow Beaut Megan Delay both at Brock University and during their junior careers with the Burlington Barracudas.
At age 22, Accursi is the youngest player to sign with the Beauts for next season.
“I’m very excited to play pro hockey in Buffalo this season,” said Accursi. “I hope to use my playmaking skills, defensive ability, and positive attitude to help bring the Isobel Cup home to Buffalo. It’s also a bonus to be able to play on the same team as my sister!”