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Three Former Eagles Drafted by the Boston Blades

Aug 27, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League drafted three former Boston College players Monday night at the 2013 CWHL draft.

The Blades drafted Blake Bolden ('13) in the first round, Maggie Taverna ('09) in the 10th round, and Dru Burns ('13) in the 11th round. The trio will join fellow Boston College graduates Kelli Stack ('11) and Molly Schaus ('11) on the team.

"I'm very excited for Blake, Maggie and Dru," head coach Katie King Crowley said. "It's exciting to have a place for these elite players to continue their hockey careers. They were all very successful here at BC and they have a great opportunity to continue to promote women's hockey with the Boston Blades."

Bolden ranks second all-time for BC defensemen in points (82), goals (26) and assists (56). She also ranks seventh overall in career plus/minus (+55). As a senior captain in 2013, Bolden was named Hockey East Defenseman of the Year, First-Team Hockey East All-Star, a New England All-Star and a Second-Team All-American.

Burns ranks sixth at BC in career plus/minus (+56), and fifth for defensemen in points (45) and assists (41). As a senior in 2013 she led the Eagles with 51 blocked shots.

Taverna ranks fourth all-time for BC defensemen in points (67) and assists (52) and third in goals (15). She also tied for second overall in plus/minus with a rating of +69. As a senior in 2009, Taverna was a Hockey East First-Team All-Star and a New England Hockey Writers Division I Women's All-Star.

In 2012-13, the Boston Blades led the CWHL with a regular-season record of 19-4-1 and went on to win the Clarkson Cup, awarded to the champion of the CWHL.

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