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Eagles in the Pros: 2017-18 CWHL Recap

Now that the season is over, let’s check in on how our Eagles did this year

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Melissa Bizzari (Boston Blades): In her second season with the Blades, Bizzari nearly doubled her points, going from 8 points last season to 14 this season. She led the Blades with 10 assists this year and scored Boston’s only shorthanded goal.

Kristina Brown (Boston Blades): Brown had an offensive down year in her third season with the Blades, picking up only 1 point (a goal) over 28 games. Brown recorded 6 points over 24 games last year. She was, however, a core member of Boston’s defense.

Dru Burns (Boston Blades): Burns, who is in her fifth season with Boston, had her best season yet this year. She led the teams defense in scoring with 7 points (2 G, 5 A) despite only playing in 18 games. Burns’ 26 PIM were a team high.

Alex Carpenter (Kunlun Red Star): After a baffling decision by the coaches removed her from Team USA, Carpenter joined Kunlun in the CWHL. She played in only 13 games but picked up 12 points, including 3 PPG and 1 GWG. Carpenter’s team made it all the way to the Clarkson Cup Final thanks to her OT game-winner, but lost the championship to Markham in overtime.

Meghan Grieves (Boston Blades): Grieves has been consistent during her CWHL career and was tied for second on the Blades with 14 points this year, in addition to being second on the team with 6 goals. This was an improvement from her 5 goals and 13 points last season.

Erin Kickham (Boston Blades): Kickham has never been a particularly offensively minded player, and she matched her 4 points from last season while continuing to focus on moving the puck and jumping in where needed.

Kate Leary (Boston Blades): Leary continued to impress in her second season with the Blades. She (yet again) led the team on offensive, picking up 17 points (8 G, 9 A). Leary proved herself to be especially strong on the power play and recorded 6 PPG and 5 PPA.

Kelli Stack (Kunlun Red Star): Stack was (unsurprisingly) a force for Kunlun this season. She led the entire CWHL with 49 points, 26 goals, and 5 game-winning goals. She should have her choice of teams next season.