Boston Blades

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Boston Blades (CWHL)
City Boston, Massachusetts
League CWHL
Founded 2010 (2010)
Home arena Clark Athletic Center, University of Massachusetts Boston

Black, Yellow and White

General manager Aronda Kirby
Head coach Digit Murphy

Boston CWHL Women's Hockey

The Boston Blades is a professional women's ice hockey team in the elite Canadian Women's Hockey League CWHL . Based in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] The Blades play most home games at the Clark Athletic Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125. Directions:[2] The rink is adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.[3]

2014-2015 CWHL Schedule[edit]


Boston Blades 2 Montreal Stars 0 Sat, Oct 18



Toronto Furies Boston Blades Sat, Nov 15 6:30 PM UMASS -Boston

Toronto Furies Boston Blades Sun, Nov 16 12:30 PM UMASS -Boston

Montreal Stars Boston Blades Sat, Nov 22 8:00 PM UMASS -Boston

Montreal Stars Boston Blades Sun, Nov 23 2:00 PM UMASS -Boston

Brampton Thunder Boston Blades Sat, Nov 29 7:30 PM UMASS -Boston

Brampton Thunder Boston Blades Sun, Nov 30 12:30 PM UMASS -Boston

Calgary Inferno Boston Blades Fri, Dec 05 7:30 PM Ristuccia

Calgary Inferno Boston Blades Sat, Dec 06 7:30 PM UMASS -Boston

Calgary Inferno Boston Blades Sun, Dec 07 12:30 PM UMASS -Boston

Boston Blades Toronto Furies Sat, Dec 20 7:30 PM Mastercard Ctr

Boston Blades Toronto Furies Sun, Dec 21 12:45 PM Mastercard Ctr

Boston Blades Brampton Thunder Sat, Jan 17 6:50 PM Century Gardens

Boston Blades Brampton Thunder Sun, Jan 18 2:05 PM Century Gardens

Montreal Stars Boston Blades Sat, Jan 24 7:30 PM Northford

Boston Blades Toronto Furies Sat, Jan 31 7:30 PM Mastercard Ctr

Boston Blades Toronto Furies Sun, Feb 01 12:45 PM Mastercard Ctr

Boston Blades Calgary Inferno Fri, Feb 13 7:30 PM Winsport

Boston Blades Calgary Inferno Sat, Feb 14 1:00 PM Winsport

Boston Blades Calgary Inferno Sun, Feb 15 9:00 AM Winsport

Brampton Thunder Boston Blades Sat, Feb 21 7:10 PM Milton Academy

Boston Blades Montreal Stars Sat, Feb 28 6:00 PM Desmarteau Rink

Boston Blades Montreal Stars Sun, Mar 01 1:00 PM Desmarteau Rink

Source [4]

Coaches and staff 2014-15[edit]

Source [5]

Roster 2014-15[edit]

Number Player College Former Team Hometown
33 Canada Geneviève Lacasse Providence College Canadian Olympic Team Kingston, Ontario
31 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 US Olympic Team Westfield, Massachusetts
5 United States Blake Bolden Boston College USA U18 Team Stow, Ohio
15 United States Dru Burns Boston College Burlington, Massachusetts
8 Canada Kaleigh Fratkin Boston University Burnaby, British Columbia
4 United States Alyssa Gagliardi Cornell University Raleigh, North Carolina
15 United States Monique Lamoureux University of North Dakota US Olympic Team Grand Forks, North Dakota
19 United States Gigi Marvin University of Minnesota US Olympic Team Warroad, Minnesota
11 United States Tara Watchorn Boston University Canadian Olympic Team Newcastle, Ontario
Number Player College Former Team Hometown
23 United States Corrine Buie Providence College Edina, Minnesota
2 United States Kelly Cooke Princeton University Andover, Massachusetts
16 United States Ashley Cottrell Providence College USA U18 Team Sterling Heights, Michigan
3 United States Jillian Dempsey Harvard University Winthrop, Massachusetts
17 United States Meghan Duggan University of Wisconsin USA Olympic Team Danvers, Massachusetts
27 United States Hilary Knight University of Wisconsin USA Olympic Team Sun Valley, Idaho
26 United States Bray Ketchum Yale University Greenwich, Connecticut
56 United States Jess Koizumi University of Minnesota Duluth Montreal Stars (CWHL) Simi Valley, California
24 United States Denna Laing Princeton University Marblehead, Massachusetts
12 United States Rachel Llanes Northeastern University San Jose, California
13 United States Brianna Decker University of Wisconsin USA Olympic Team Dousman, Wisconsin
10 United States Megan Meyers Utica College Las Vegas, Nevada
7 United States Casey Pickett Northeastern University Wilmington, Massachusetts
20 United States Jenny Potter University of Minnesota Duluth USA Olympic Team Edina, Minnesota
18 United States Jordan Smelker RPI Anchorage, Alaska
6 Austria Janine Weber Providence College Austrian National Team Innsbruck, Austria


Past seasons[edit]

Year Regular
Clarkson Cup Playoffs
2013-14 2nd Lost Clarkson Cup Championship Final in overtime 1-0 to the Toronto Furies[7]
2012-13 1st Won Clarkson Cup defeating Montreal Stars[8]
2011-12 2nd
2010-11 3rd lost in first round


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

On August 12, 2010, the CWHL announced that Boston would receive an expansion team for the 2010–11 CWHL season, the first US team in the CWHL.[9]

On September 14, 2010, retired goalkeeper Erin Whitten was named Boston's first head coach.[10] An expansion draft was held to stock the team in August.[11] 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. In the playoffs against the Toronto Aeros, the Blades lost 4-2 and 3-1 in a best-of-three series.

In the 2012-2013 season, the Boston Blades became the second USA team to capture the Clarkson Cup, the women's equivalent of the men's Stanley Cup. The Clarkson Cup is named after Canada's former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson. The Blades beat rival Montreal for the final win, and were also regular season champions. Hilary Knight was named CWHL MVP, Geneviève Lacasse Best Goalie, and Digit Murphy Coach of the Year.

In the second last game of the regular season in 2013-14, Jessica Koizumi became the first player to register 50 career points with the Blades franchise.

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

Following players participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics:

Notable past players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]


Season Leader (F) GP G A Pts Leader (D) GP G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
2010-11[13] Sam Faber 23 15 15 30 Angela Ruggiero 22 11 15 26 Ruggiero (6) Faber (2) Jessica Koizumi (3)
2011-12[14] Kelli Stack 27 25 17 42 Kacey Bellamy 22 5 7 12 Stack (4) Erika Lawler and Kacey Bellamy (1) Gigi Marvin (4)
2012-13[15] Hilary Knight 24 17 15 32 Anne Schleper 24 2 13 15 Knight (3) Karen Thatcher (1) Knight (5)
2013-14[16] Jillian Dempsey 24 14 14 28 Blake Bolden 23 5 14 19 Dempsey (5) Casey Pickett (2) Four tied with 2

All-time scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts Seasons
Jessica Koizumi 66 27 28 55 2010-present
Hilary Knight 38 25 28 53 2012-present
Kelli Stack 39 31 22 53 2011-present

Awards and honors[edit]

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