BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts have re-signed forward Erin Gehen, who finished tied for fourth on the team in points in her rookie season in 2019-20 with 7 goals and 9 assists for 16 points in 24 games.
“Erin has speed, an amazing work ethic and an extremely positive attitude, and she is always motivated to get better,” said Buffalo associate head coach Rhea Coad. “We are very excited to have Gehen in our Beauts family for the upcoming season.”
As the season progressed, Gehen saw more ice time and her production increased. This included a stretch of 4 goals in 5 games as the Beauts beginning in late November. Gehen had another 4 points (1-3-4) in the Beauts’ final three games of the regular season.
“I began to gain more confidence,” said Gehen. “This summer, training hard and remaining focused during our time off is key. In order to come into Season Six at my best, I have been working very hard in the offseason. My primary focus is to get stronger and to become an all-round better player.”
When she completed her collegiate hockey career at Buffalo State College in 2018, Gehen was the school’s all-time leader for goals, assists, points, shorthanded goals and games played. In 103 games, she had 54 goals, 41 assists and 95 points in 103 games.
“Getting to play professional hockey for my hometown team has been an absolute dream come true,” said Gehen. “I plan on dedicating every ounce of my energy and passion to help bring another Isobel Cup to Buffalo.”
(Photo by Janet Schultz, circa 2017)