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The 2010–11 Boston Blades season was the first in Boston Blades history.[1] The Blades competed in the Canadian Women's Hockey League and attempted to win the Clarkson Cup.


[1][2]3 Defenders of Boston Blades play with USA National Team: # 8 Caitlyn Cahow, # 4 Angela Ruggiero and # 22 Kacey Bellamy

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 [hide*1 Background

Background[edit]Edit

On August 12, 2010, the CWHL announced that the city of Boston would receive an expansion team for the 2010–11 CWHL season. The unnamed team will practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.[2]

Offseason[edit]Edit

CWHL Draft[edit]Edit

The Boston club was able to protect some players from being selected from their roster in the 2010 CWHL Draft.

Protected players[edit]Edit

Player 2009-10 Team
Caitlin Cahow 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team
Molly Engstrom 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team

Brampton Thunder

Melissa Haber Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey
Cherie Hendrickson Burlington Barracudas
Kacey Bellamy 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team

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Free agents[edit]Edit

Protected players[edit]Edit

Player College 2009-10 Team
Danielle Ayearst Mercyhurst Vaughan Flames
Jaclyn Hawkins[6] Connecticut ZSC Lions (Zurich, Switzerland)
Jessica Koizumi Minnesota Duluth Montreal Stars
Erika Lawler Wisconsin 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team
Shelley Payne Colby College Mississauga Chiefs
Angela Ruggiero Harvard 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team
Karen Thatcher Providence College 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team

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Regular season[edit]Edit

  • December 19: The Blades came from behind to defeat Montreal. In doing so, they broke up Montreal’s bid for an undefeated season. Boston goalie Mandy Cronin stopped 74 shots to lead Boston to victory. Montreal had an early 2-0 lead. In the 2nd period, Blades player Sam Faber scored on an assist by Jess Koizumi. In the third period, Koizumi would tie the game. With 3:24 to play in the game, Angela Ruggieroscored the game-winning goal. She was assisted by Sam Faber and Haley Moore.[8]
  • January 16: Gillian Apps scored her seventh goal of the season 2:42 into overtime as Brampton defeated the Boston Blades by a 4-3 tally. The win was the fifth in a row for Brampton who are now 11-6 on the season. The five game win streak is currently the best in the league. Brampton has yet to lose a game in 2011. In addition, they have outscored their opponents 23-9 during the streak.[9]
  • February 5 & 6: a gallery of Toronto vs Boston games.
  • February 11:Boston are a blast.[10]
  • February 12: Brampton tops Boston for tenth straight victory.[11] And next day, sunday february 13:Cherie Piper hat trick contributes to a Brampton season sweep over Boston.[12]
  • March 3: Boston Blades Team Up for Alzheimer Research:[13] The Blades will bee promoting at their games and hosting sign-up tables for those interested in riding, including at upcoming playoffs set for Friday March 11; Saturday March 12; and Sunday March 13.

Schedule[edit]Edit

Date Opponent Score Record
October 30, 2010 Burlington 3-0 1-0-0
October 31, 2010 Burlington 6-0 2-0-0
November 20, 2010 Burlington 1-5 2-1-0
November 21, 2010 Toronto 4-2 3-1-0
November 27, 2010 Montreal 2-3 3-2-0
November 28, 2010 Montreal 2-4 3-3-0
December 4, 2010 Burlington 4-3 4-3-0
December 5, 2010 Burlington 1-2 4-4-0
December 11, 2010 Toronto 6-4 5-4-0
December 12, 2010 Toronto 4-3 6-4-0
December 18, 2010 Montreal 2-10 6-5-0
December 19, 2010 Montreal 3-2 7-5-0
January 8, 2011 Brampton 3-5 7-6-0
January 9, 2011 Toronto 4-9 7-7-0
January 15, 2011 Brampton 0-3 7-8-0
January 16, 2011 Brampton 3-4 7-9-0
January 22, 2011 Burlington 0-1 7-10-0
January 23, 2011 Brampton 0-1 7-11-0
January 29, 2011 Montreal 0-3 7-12-0
January 30, 2011 Montreal 6-5 8-12-0
February 5, 2011 Toronto 5-4 9-12-0
February 6, 2011 Toronto 4-2 10-12-0
February 12, 2011 Brampton 2-5 10-13-0
February 13, 2011 Brampton 3-8 10-14-0
February 26, 2011 Montreal 4-5 10-15-0
February 27, 2011 Montreal 1-4 10-16-0

Standings[edit]Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

February 28, 2011
No. Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Montreal 26 22 2 2 125 70 46
2 Brampton 26 19 6 1 111 69 39
3 Boston 26 10 15 1 73 101 21
4 Toronto 26 8 13 5 83 98 21
5 Burlington 26 6 18 2 54 108 14

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Attendance at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington[edit]Edit

total: 3471 supporters for 16 games, average: 216 supporters by game at domicile.[15]

Roster[edit]Edit

Goalies
Number Player Former Team Hometown
33 [3] Moe Bradley Boston Shamrocks Swampscott, Massachusetts
30 [4] Heather Heckman-Mckenna JMH Salem, New Hampshire
1 [5] Mandy Cronin Brampton (CWHL) York, Maine
Defense
Number Player Former Team Hometown
26 [6] Brittany Simpson Providence College Barrie,Ontario
24 [7] Cherie Hendrickson Burlington (CWHL) Boxford, Massachusetts
22 [8] Kacey Bellamy National Team USA Westfield, Massachusetts
8 [9] Caitlyn Cahow National Team USA Branford,Connecticut
6 [10] Erin Nomore Provindence College Cambridge, Ontario
4 [11] Angela Ruggiero National Team USA Panorama City, California
Forwards
Number Player Former Team Hometown
91 [12] Annie Hogan Northeastern Medford, Massachusetts
56 [13] Jess Koizumi Montreal(CWHL) Simi Valley, California
28 [14] Sami Faber University Of New Hampshire Chestwood, New York
21 [15] Cassie Sperry Northeastern Southake, Texas
16 [16] Micaela Long University of New Hampshire South Boston, Massachusetts
13 [17] Erika Lawler National Team USA Fitchburg, Massachusetts
12 [18] Samantha Rush Holy Cross Wakefied, Massachusetts
10 [19] Lindsay Berman Northeastern Odenton,Maryland
9 [20] Hayley Moore Brown University Wakefield, Massachusetts
7 [21] Shannon Sisk University of New Hampshire Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania
5 [22] Karen Thatcher National Team USA Blaine, Washington
3 [23] Liz Keady Princeton university Braintree, Massachusetts

Coaching Staff[edit]Edit

  • Head Coach: Erin Whitten-Hamlen
  • Assistant Coach: Mariel Lachina
  • General Manager: Paul Hendrickson

Postseason[edit]Edit

Boston is eliminated and cannot participate in the Clarkson Cup Championship.

Date Opponent Score Attendance
March 11, 2011 Toronto Toronto wins 4-2 280 supporters
March 12, 2011 Toronto Toronto wins 3-1 184 supporters
March 13, 2011 Toronto a 3rd match is non-necessary . Toronto gains the first 2 matches -
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