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One third of the NWHL free agency signings so far are from the Boston Blades

Meg Linehan

I've got some bad news for Boston Blades fans. The team probably is going to have a hard time defending the Clarkson Cup this upcoming season. The NWHL has made 21 signings, according to their Free Agency Tracker. 7 of them are from the 2015 championship team. Here they are:

Smelker, Jordan F Boston Pride
Koizumi, Jessica (V) F Connecticut Whale
Weber, Janine F New York Riveters
Bolden, Blake D Boston Pride
Gagliardi, Alyssa D Boston Pride
Fratkin, Kaleigh D Connecticut Whale
Ott, Brittany (V) G Boston Pride

Some of them will be staying in Boston, which is great. We'll be keeping y'all up to date on this, but figured a quick update was a good idea. The free agency period will complete on August 17, 2015.

Good luck to the Boston Blades and Boston Pride, and hopefully they will continue this town's championship tradition soon!