May 21, 2024

Sports activities Information

Alina Müller was Boston’s first decide (third general decide) within the PWHL draft.

PWHL Boston chosen Swiss heart Alina Müller, who performed for Northeastern, with its first-round draft decide.

Since PWHL Boston introduced the marquee signing of free agent Hilary Knight to its inaugural group in September, town’s latest skilled sports activities group has added loads of different expertise to its coaching camp roster. There are native gamers all through the group of 16 forwards, in addition to worldwide stars and some Olympic medalists. The gamers vary in age from 23 to 36 and hail from New England, the Midwest, and overseas.

Coaching camp begins throughout the league Nov. 15. Groups will need to have their last 25-player rosters set by Dec. 11. Of these 25 gamers, 23 might be signed to plain participant agreements, and two will probably be on reserve contracts. The common season is about to start in January, however venues, group names, and different particulars have but to be introduced.

Meet the forwards skating for a spot on Boston’s roster:

Hannah Brandt (spherical 5, decide 27)

A two-time Olympic medalist, four-time Patty Kazmaier Award finalist, three-time NCAA champion, and five-time World Championship medalist, Brandt has no scarcity of accolades. Since graduating from Minnesota in 2016, the 29-year-old Brandt has performed 5 skilled seasons, together with two within the NWHL and three within the PWHPA.

McKenna Model (coaching camp invite)

“Homegrown” isn’t fairly the phrase to explain Model, who hails from Park Rapids, Minn., however she has spent loads of time in Boston. Model, 27, performed at Northeastern, ending as this system’s chief in video games performed (150). She then headed to the PHF’s Boston Satisfaction in 2018, the place she has performed since.

Shiann Darkangelo (spherical 12, decide 70)

Darkangelo, 29, break up her school years between Syracuse (2011-13) and Quinnipiac (2013-15) earlier than starting her skilled profession with the PHF’s Connecticut Whale. After a couple of strikes across the skilled hockey scene — together with a one-year stint enjoying in China — she landed with the PHF’s Toronto Six, a group that she captained to the 2023 Isobel Cup title.

Sammy Davis (coaching camp invite)

Davis, 26, isn’t any stranger to Boston hockey. A former Boston College and Tabor Academy standout, she grew up in Pembroke and was chosen by the Boston Satisfaction with the No. 1 decide within the 2020 NWHL Draft. In her time at BU, she racked up 66 objectives and 76 assists.

Loren Gabel (spherical 4, decide 22)

The reigning PHF MVP, Gabel, 26, spent final season with the Boston Satisfaction, racking up 40 factors in 22 video games. She additionally was the PHF Newcomer of the 12 months and All-Star MVP. As a senior at Clarkson in 2019, Gabel gained the Patty Kazmaier Award after accumulating 40 objectives and 69 factors. She spent three years with the PWHPA earlier than becoming a member of the Satisfaction final season.

Taylor Girard (spherical 9, decide 51)

After graduating from Quinnipiac in 2021, Girard joined the PHF’s Connecticut Whale and was named the PHF’s Newcomer of the 12 months in 2022. Hailing from Macomb, Mich., Girard led the league in shorthanded tallies final season with 4. She ranked within the high 4 in factors (28), assists (18), and power-play objectives (4).

Samantha Isbell (coaching camp invite)

The 25-year-old out of Thunder Bay, Ontario, collected 31 factors as a senior at Mercyhurst in 2019-20 earlier than becoming a member of the PWHPA in Montreal for 2 seasons. She then joined the PHF’s Montreal franchise, however when the Mark Walter Group bought the PHF to make means for the PWHL, her contract was void. She mentioned the information together with her practically 32,000 followers on TikTok, the place she steadily shares movies about life as an expert hockey participant.

Hilary Knight (free agent)

One in every of Boston’s three free agent signings, Knight, 34, has spent 15 years as an integral member of Group USA, together with enjoying in 4 Olympics (1 gold, 3 silvers) and 13 World Championships (9 golds, 4 silvers) since 2007. Her 9 World Championship golds and 13 general medals are tied for essentially the most all time. Knight made her skilled debut with the CWHL’s Boston Blades in 2012 and gained two Clarkson Cups in three years. She additionally performed two PHF seasons as captain of the Boston Satisfaction, capturing the primary Isobel Cup in 2016.

Nicole Kosta (coaching camp invite)

Since ending her fifth 12 months at Quinnipiac in 2016, Kosta, 30, has performed seven seasons {of professional} hockey with the Connecticut Whale (NWHL), Markham Thunder (CWHL), and PWHPA. She was a rotational participant all through that point and registered 8 factors in 20 video games final season with Group Scotiabank within the PWHPA.

Gigi Marvin (coaching camp invite)

Marvin, 36, has performed a majority of her skilled profession in New England, together with three seasons with the Boston Blades, three with the Satisfaction, and one every with PWHPA New England and New Hampshire. The Minnesota graduate has scored 13 objectives and secured three Olympic medals (1 gold, 2 silver) for Group USA. Her grandfather, Cal Marvin, is a member of the USA Hockey Corridor of Fame, having coached the Warroad Lakers (AHA) for 45 years.

Alina Müller (spherical 1, decide 3)

Müller, 25, appeared a simple alternative for Boston’s first-round decide. She graduated from Northeastern in 2023 as this system’s all-time chief in factors (254), assists (156), and game-winning objectives (28). She was the second-fastest participant to achieve 100 factors in Northeastern historical past, behind solely Kendall Coyne. At 15, Müller turned the youngest participant in Olympic historical past to medal in hockey when Group Switzerland gained a bronze on the 2014 Video games. 4 years later, she collected 10 factors in six video games on the PyeongChang Olympics.

Amanda Pelkey (coaching camp invite)

Pelkey’s New England roots run deep, because the Montpelier, Vt., native has performed practically her complete profession within the area. After attending Montpelier Excessive Faculty and North American Hockey Academy (Stowe), Pelkey headed to the College of Vermont, the place she completed as this system’s all-time chief in objectives (49), assists (56), and factors (105). Her skilled expertise started with the Boston Satisfaction from 2015-19 earlier than she joined the PWHPA.

Jamie Lee Rattray (spherical 3, decide 15)

Rattray performed at Clarkson from 2010-14, racking up 77 objectives and 104 factors, which made her this system’s all-time main scorer and earned her the Patty Kazmaier Award as a senior. Rattray, 31, has performed professionally within the CWHL and PWHPA, and she or he gained Olympic gold with Canada in 2022.

Theresa Schafzahl (spherical 7, decide 39)

Schafzahl, 23, completed her five-year profession on the College of Vermont this previous spring. As a senior, she led the Catamounts with 25 objectives and 21 assists for 46 factors, a program report. She has skated with the Austrian nationwide group since 2018, representing her nation at 5 World Championships.

Sophie Shirley (spherical 11, decide 63)

Shirley, 24, completed a five-year profession with the College of Wisconsin this previous spring by serving to her group to an NCAA championship. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native recorded 37 factors as a graduate pupil, together with 25 assists. She initially signed with the Boston Satisfaction after school earlier than declaring for the PWHL draft.

Taylor Wenczkowski (coaching camp invite)

The Rochester, N.H., native performed her junior profession with the Boston Shamrocks whereas attending a digital highschool. She then performed 5 years on the College of New Hampshire, totaling 21 factors as a captain throughout her senior 12 months in 2019-20. Wenczkowski, 26, then headed again to Boston to play three seasons with the Satisfaction, serving to the group win back-to-back Isobel Cups in 2021 and 2022.