Boston Blades

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Boston Blades (CWHL)
City Boston, Massachusetts
League CWHL
Founded 2010 (2010)
Home arena Veterans Memorial Rink

Black, Yellow and white

General manager Digit Murphy
Head coach Digit Murphy

Boston CWHL Women's Hockey

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


Boston Blades players: #8 Caitlin Cahow, #4 Angela 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.

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.

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.

In the second last game of the Boston Blades regular season in 2013-14, Jessica Koizumi logged her 50th career point with the Blades. Of note, this makes her the first player to register 50 points with the Blades franchise.

Season standings[edit]

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]

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


Following players will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics:

Notable players[edit]

Coaching Staff 2011-12[edit]

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


Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]


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