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2010–11 Boston Blades season

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2010–11 Boston Blades season

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



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.


  • September 17: Former New Hampshire goaltender Erin Whitten was named head coach of the Boston expansion franchise.
  • September 27: Mariel Lacina was appointed as Assistant Coach. Prior to coaching, she was a goaltender for the Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey program.
  • CWHL Draft

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

    Regular season

  • 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 Ruggiero scored the game-winning goal. She was assisted by Sam Faber and Hayley Moore.
  • 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.
  • February 5 & 6: a gallery of Toronto vs Boston games.
  • February 11:Boston are a blast.
  • February 12: Brampton tops Boston for tenth straight victory. And next day, sunday february 13:Cherie Piper hat trick contributes to a Brampton season sweep over Boston.
  • March 3: Boston Blades Team Up for Alzheimer Research: 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.
  • Standings

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

    Attendance at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington

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

    Coaching Staff

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

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


    2010–11 Boston Blades season Wikipedia

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