Metropolitan Riveters Sign Phenom Netminder Katie Burt
Guess who's back in the PHF, that's right phenom goalie Katie Burt!! To top it off she signs with her former team's archrival the Metropolitan Riveters. Katie is the type of goalie that gives forwards nightmares for months and makes them question themselves regularly. Having seen her play live at Boston College and for Team USA all I can say is this is a major pick-up for the team and that in no way is a knock on the two goalies (Rachel McQuigge and Evelina Makinen) currently with the team. The Riveters now have 3 elite netminders at their disposal, one did suffer an injury which the team will address once more details come in.
The Metropolitan Riveters have signed one of the most sought-after free agents in recent years, and they didn't have to give up any assets to do it. Katie Burt, a former Boston College and Boston Pride standout.
Burt, 25, is coming off an Isobel Cup winning season with the PHF's Boston Pride, where she posted a 1.41 GAA and .958 save percentage in the regular season and a 1.00 GAA and .965 save percentage in three consecutive postseason wins, including the championship game. Both marks were first among goalies in the league for that season. Burt is considered one of the best goaltending prospects in the world. She was a member of Team USA at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and won a silver medal.
Opponents of the Metropolitan Riveters have been put on notice: Katie Burt is coming back to the Premier Hockey Federation, and she is ready to cause some serious nightmares for opposing teams. After hours of hard work, dedication, and success with Boston College and her championship season with the Boston Pride (2018-2019), it is clear that Burt is not one to be trifled with. With a 1.41 GAA and .958 save percentage in the regular season, along with a 1.00 GAA and .965 save percentage in three consecutive postseason wins including the Isobel Cup Championship game, Burt isn't known as one of the best goaltending prospects in women's hockey for nothing! It's only fitting that she was an integral part of Team USA at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and ultimately won a silver medal. Doom to her opponents: Katie Burt is ready to play some major-league hockey for the Metropolitan Riveters this season!
“The Riveters have always been a tough team to play against, said Burt. “They work hard and, in my experience, when you played against the Riveters you knew it was going to be a battle. That work ethic is something that really drew me to signing with the Riveters.”
Elite and outstanding, she is without a doubt one of the most phenomenal goaltenders in NCAA history. In her four-year career with the Eagles as a starter, she achieved three 30-win seasons and holds the NCAA career wins record. She backed up her teams to glory by winning nine championships including four Hockey East regular season titles (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18), three Beanpots (2016, 2017, 2018), and two Hockey East Tournament crowns (2016, 2017). To top it off, she shattered the record books graduating with all sorts of impressive stats. At No. 1 in career wins (121), No. 5 in career winning percentage (.863), No. 5 in career shutouts (35), Tied-No. 9 in career goals against average (1.47), No. 12 in career saves (3,180) and Tied-No. 13 in career save percentage (.937). Even more remarkably 114 of those wins were before she turned 21 - this only adds to her accomplishments as she entered Boston College at just 17 years old!
As for Burt, she hopes to provide a spark to the Riveters roster and do everything she can to help her new squad win. “All I am looking to achieve is to give our team a chance to win games,” said Burt. “Whatever that role may be, I am not sure but at the end of the day it’s my job to do everything I can to give our team a chance to win games night in and night out.”
Measuring in at only 5'6", the netminder is a force to be reckoned with and an inspiring figure, who has continually defied expectations. Representing the United States on several occasions at the international level, she has overcome every obstacle thrown her way. Her most recent triumph was she was a member of Team USA at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and won a silver medal, also winning back-to-back medals at the IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships (2015-gold 2014-Silver), proving once again that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. Every success of hers serves as a reminder that if we stick together and support each other's goals and dreams, there is no limit to what we can achieve. This netminder is shattering stereotypes and inspiring hope around the world!
Burt will join current Riveters goaltender Evelina Makinen in New Jersey as they look to compete for the Isobel Cup championship this season.
“It is important to have two strong goalies who are able to play,” said Hovi. “Burt is a competitor and also has recently been part of a winning team. She plays with confidence, is technically sound and we're really excited to add her into our organization.” -Venla Hovi Head Coach
Burt, the newest addition to the Riveters' roster, is a force to be reckoned with. Joining forces with current Riveters goaltender Evelina Makinen, these two goaltenders bring a powerful combination of talent and experience that cannot be understated. Together they look to battle for this season's Isobel Cup championship, sending chills down the spine of any team who dares stand in their way. This fearful duo has vowed to push themselves further and work harder than ever before in pursuit of their goal--a victory from which no opponent can emerge unscathed.