After some of season moves and with the addition of recent graduates, the makeup of the CWHL and NWHL teams has changed a bit. Here's a handy list of where all of your favorite BC alums are playing this season!
Lexi Bender: Bender joins the Pride after graduating from BC in 2016. She is a strong defender that will bring an impressive ability to set up plays to an already formidable Boston team. Bender recorded a career high 27 assists as a senior and tied her career best with 6 goals.
Blake Bolden: Bolden returns to the Pride for a second season this year. The former captain of the Eagles played for the Blades for two years after graduating before joining the Pride for the NWHL's inaugural season. Bolden scored 1 goal and recorded 9 total points during the regular season last year and then scored 2 goals for the Pride in the playoffs.
Alex Carpenter: Carpenter joins the Pride after dominating the NCAA during her collegiate years. As a senior at BC last season she led the team with 43 goals, 45 assists, and a +/- of +61. It almost seems unfair for a team that is already as strong as the Pride to get Carpenter, but it will be fun for Eagles fans to be able to watch her continuing to play on a dominant Boston team!
Emily Field: Field, a 2015 graduate of BC, returns to the Pride for a second season this year. Field recorded 7 points in 18 games and saw time in all 4 playoff games.
Maggie Taverna: Taverna is a 2009 graduate of BC who last played for the Boston Blades. Taverna, a defender, averages about 17 points a season during her 4 years at BC. Taverna will be relied upon as a defensive defender for the Pride.
Emily Pfalzer: Pfalzer captained the Beauts last season after graduating from BC in 2015. She recorded 12 regular season points and 5 playoff points for the Beauts. She was second on the team in playoff points and was tied for first in regular season assists. The Beauts will continue to look to Pfalzer for leadership and consistency this season.
Kaliya Johnson: Johnson joins the Whale after graduating from BC last spring. Johnson probably could have been the leading defensive scorer on a team that wasn't BC - she notched 17 points as a senior. Johnson's points totals tend to be heavy on assists, but a strong defender that can also set up plays is the type of player that will be valuable to Connecticut.
Meagan Mangene: Mangene spent last season as a practice player with the Boston Pride, seeing action in 7 games and recording 1 assist. Mangene is a flexible player that will be able to contribute on defense or offense for the Whale as needed.
Haley Skarupa: Skarupa is one of BC's biggest losses this season and should be able to start contributing for the Whale right away. As a senior, Skarupa scored 35 goals and recorded 44 assists.
Kelli Stack: Stack graduated from BC in 2011 and played for the Blades before joining the Whale last season. Stack led the Whale in scoring with 22 points. She also led the team in assists with 14. Stack should continue to be one of the top players in the league this season.
Dana Trivigno: Like Skarupa, Trivigno joins the Whale after graduating from BC in the spring. She may be best remembered for leading the team in penalty minutes (58 last season), but she's also extremely offensively productive. As a senior she scored 17 goals and recorded 30 assists in 41 games.
Melissa Bizzari: Bizzari graduated from BC in 2014. She had her best collegiate season as a junior, recording 31 points, 17 of which were goals. Bizzari graduated from BC with 10 game winning goals and career +/- of +67.
Kristina Brown: Brown, a forward, is a 2013 graduate of BC. She spent two seasons playing in Europe before joining the Blades last season. Brown recorded 2 goals and 2 assists for the Blades in 22 games last year, which is more impressive when you consider that their leading goal scorer only had 4 goals.
Dru Burns: Burns has played for the Blades since graduating from BC in 2013. She was the second highest scoring defender on the team last season with 1 goal and 2 assists. In her first season with the Blades she recorded 10 points.
Meghan Grieves: Grieves graduated from BC in 2016 and is entering her first professional season. Grieves scored 11 goals for BC last season and recorded 14 assists. If her senior year is any indication, Grieves' play could continue to improve and she could become an important offensive presence for the Blades.
Erin Kickham: Kickham graduated from BC in 2015 and played for the Blades last season. She led the team with 6 assists and was tied for first on the team with 7 points. Kickham's ability to set up plays will be important for the Blades as they look to use the talent of their new players to climb back to the top of the CWHL.
Kate Leary: Leary is a 2015 graduate of Boston College. She showed steady improvement every season, and as a senior recorded 31 points.
Keep an eye out - the Eagles in the Pros men's hockey update will be up before the NHL season starts :)