Brooke Boquist Joins Toronto’s NWHL Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2020
Thunder Bay, Ontario native previously starred in SDHL and at Providence
TORONTO – After starring the last two seasons in the SDHL, Thunder Bay, Ontario native Brooke Boquist is returning to Canada to join Toronto for its inaugural season in the National Women’s Hockey League.
“I was thrilled to hear from the organization about the opportunity to play in Toronto this season,” said Boquist, 23. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the first NWHL team in Canada.”
Boquist played last season with Leksands IF and the 2018-19 season with MODO Hockey. In 41 SDHL games over two seasons, the 5-4 center had 25 goals and 24 assists for 49 points. She led Leksands IF in goals last season, with 14.
From 2014 - 2018, the 23-year-old Boquist played at Providence, where she was the team’s second-leading scorer in her junior and senior seasons. For her career with the Friars, she was 49-42-91 in 139 games. Before college, Boquist played at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota, winning the national championship in 2013.
Boquist is the eighth player to sign with Toronto since the team was announced on April 22. She joins a talented forward corps that includes Kelly Babstock, Shiann Darkangelo, Sarah-Eve Coutu Godbout, and Taylor Woods.
“Brooke is a major addition for our team in our goal to bring an NWHL championship to Toronto,” said team President Digit Murphy. “She is a high-skilled and dynamic player who will help lead our offense and excel in every situation. Our fans are going to love her style of play.”
Photo credit: Providence College Athletics