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The Boston Blades are a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, and which plays in BostonMassachusetts.[1] The team plays its home games at various rinks around New England, including practice ice at Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville, MA.[2]

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History[edit]Edit

[1][2]Boston Blades players: #8 Caitlin Cahow, #4Angela Ruggiero and #22 Kacey Bellamy.

On August 12, 2010, the CWHL announced that the city of Boston would receive an expansion team for the 2010–11 CWHL season, the first American team in the league.[3]

On September 14, 2010, retired goalkeeper Erin Whitten was named the team's head coach.[4] An expansion draft was held to stock the team in August.[5]Their most significant player was free agent signing Angela Ruggiero, four-time Olympian and one of the great stars of women's hockey history.

2010–11 Boston Blades season[edit]Edit

The Boston Blades’ inaugural season included 16 home games. Their first match, on October 30, 2010, ended with a 3-0 shutout victory over the Burlington Barracudas, and the team began the season with seven victories in their first twelve matches. A seven game losing streak ensued, however, and the Blades finished with a 10-16 record, good for third place in the five team league. They went on to the playoffs against the Toronto Aeros, losing 4-2 and 3-1 in a best-of-three series.

2012- 2013 Boston Blades season[edit]Edit

In the 2012-2013 season, the Boston Blades became the second American team to capture the Clarkson Cup, named after Canada's former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson. They beat rival Montreal for the final win, and were also regular season champions. Hilary Knight was awarded the league's MVP award the day prior.

Season standings[edit]Edit

[3][4]Nine players of United States women's national ice hockey team are in the Boston Blades for 2011-12 season

Year Regular Season Playoffs
2010-11 3rd lost in first round
2011-12 2nd
2012-13 1st Won Clarkson Cup[6]

Current Roster 2013-14[edit]Edit

Goalies
Number Player College Former Team Hometown
30 [5] Alissa Fromkin Boston University Manhasset, New York
33 [6] Geneviève Lacasse Providence College Kingston, Ontario
1 [7] Brittany Ott University of Maine St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Defense
Number Player College Former Team Hometown
22 [8] Kacey Bellamy University of New Hampshire United States Olympic Team Westfield, Massachusetts
5 [9] Blake Bolden Boston College Stow, Ohio
15 [10] Dru Burns Boston College Burlington, Massachusetts
18 [11] Kiira Dosdall Colgate University Fairfield, Connecticut
9 [12] Christie Jensen Providence College Delta, British Columbia
17 [13] Emma Rambo Union College Joliet, Illinois
19 [14] Gisele Marvin University of Minnesota United States Olympic Team Warroad, Minnesota
Forwards
Number Player College Former Team Hometown
6 [15] Anya Battaglino Boston University Waltham, Massachusetts
10 [16] Lindsay Berman Northeastern University Odenton, Maryland
20 [17] Kate Buesser Harvard University Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
4 [18] Jill Cardella Boston University Rochester, New York
2 [19] Kelly Cooke Princeton University Andover, Massachusetts
16 [20] Ashley Cottrell Providence College Sterling Heights, Michigan
3 [21] Jillian Dempsey Harvard University Winthrop, Massachusetts
[22] Meghan Duggan University of Wisconsin United States Olympic Team Danvers, Massachusetts
27 [23] Hilary Knight University of Wisconsin Sun Valley, Idaho
56 [24] Jess Koizumi University of Minnesota Duluth Montreal Stars (CWHL) Simi Valley, California
12 [25] Rachel Llanes Northeastern University San Jose, California
13 [26] Shannon Mahoney Boston University Carlisle, Massachusetts
11 [27] Whitney Naslund Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Bloomington, Minnesota
7 [28] Casey Pickett Northeastern University Wilmington, Massachusetts
14 [29] Kelli Stack Boston College United States Olympic Team Brooklyn Heights, Ohio
19 [30] Maggie Taverna Boston College Howell Township, New Jersey
88 [31] Alyssa Wohlfeiler Northeastern University Saugus, California
8 [32] Ding Xiaolin Chinese National Team Harbin, China

Reference[7]

Following players will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics:


Notable players[edit]Edit

Coaching Staff 2011-12[edit]Edit

  • General Manager: Digit Murphy
  • Head Coach: Digit Murphy
  • Assistant Coach: Mariel Lacina

Reference[9]

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