Three BC women's hockey player's were chosen in Sunday's CWHL draft. All three were chosen by the Boston Blades, the only CWHL based in the USA.
Meghan Grieves was the first Eagle to go in the draft. Boston drafted her with their 4th round pick, the 16th pick overall. Grieves graduated from BC in 2016 after playing 4 full seasons for the Eagles. She had her best season as a senior, scoring a career high 11 goals and 13 assists. If Grieves signs with the Blades, all of the 2016 seniors will be playing professionally next year - Bender, Carpenter, Johnson, Skarupa, and Trivigno have all signed with NWHL teams.
Melissa Bizzari was drafted in the 10th round, also by Boston. Bizzari graduated from BC in 2014 and was an assistant captain as a senior. Bizzari scored 76 points during her four years at BC: 38 goals and 38 assists. She graduated with 10 game winning goals and a +/- rating of 67. Bizzari spent a season as the Director of Hockey Operations of UVM's women's team following graduation.
Kate Leary was the final Eagle drafted. Boston picked her up in the 11th round. Leary graduated from BC in 2015, and steadily improved each year. She recorded 10 points as a freshman, 15 as a sophomore, 29 as a junior, and 31 as a senior. During her senior season she recorded a season high 17 goals, including two game winning goals.
Following Clarkson Cup wins in 2013 and 2015, the Blades struggled last season after losing many players to the NWHL. The team is looking to return to competitive form and any of the former Eagles could see significant ice time if they can impress early on. The Blades open the season on October 15 in Toronto.