On Tuesday, Boston Pride General Manager Hayley Moore announced the list of practice players who will be joining The Pack for the 2016-2017 season. Forwards Michaela Levine and Kathryn Tomaselli, defensemen Marissa Gedman and Maggie Taverna, forward/defender Lindsay Berman, and goalie Natalie Robinson have all agreed to practice player contracts.
“We are very lucky to be adding an incredibly talented and well-rounded group of practice players to our Boston core,” Moore said in a press release. “These players add different areas of experience and skills to our team, and will be truly instrumental to our success this season."
Last season, Gedman skated in 18 regular season games for the Pride and notched six assists, while Berman had one assist in three games for the Connecticut Whale. The remaining four players are joining the Pride out of college. Both 2016 graduates, Levine was the leading scorer for the Williams College team (30 goals, 25 assists), while Tomaselli earned the same honor during her senior season at Union College (31 goals, 19 assists). Robinson graduated from the University of Maine this year, and Taverna was a defenseman for Boston College from 2005-2009.
With the announcement, all the practice players for each NWHL team have now been announced.