BROOKLYN, NY, November 27, 2017 –Boston Pride forward Haley Skarupa is joining the USA Hockey Women’s National Team Residency Program.
In four games with the Pride this season, the 5-6 forward from Maryland leads the team in scoring with two goals and three assists. She also has 30 shots on goal.
“The entire NWHL is really proud of Haley. She has truly earned this opportunity with the National Team program,” said Deputy Commissioner Hayley Moore. “She has been an exceptional player and role model in our league and she’s had a great start to this season with the Pride. We wish Haley all the best with Team USA.
Skarupa, 23, signed with the Pride for the 2017-18 season after spending the previous season with the Connecticut Whale. Skarupa was the Whale’s leading scorer, with 11 goals and 11 assists in 16 games.
As a member of the U.S. National Team, Skarupa won consecutive gold medals in three IIHF Women’s World Championships from 2015-2017 and played in three Four Nations Cup tournaments (2010, 2014, 2016). Over four years at Boston College between 2012-2016, she had 115 goals and 129 assists for 244 points in 144 games. Skarupa was a Patty Kazmaier Award top-ten finalist in her junior and senior years.
Skarupa majored in Psychology at Boston College, and has been working for a film production company that is producing a documentary on sports photography.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL became the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players and share in revenue from select apparel sales. The mission of the league is to promote and develop women’s hockey, increase participation and interest in the sport at all levels, and shine a light on the role models that fill the rosters of all of its clubs. The league is made up of the Founding Four: Boston Pride (2016 Isobel Cup champions), Buffalo Beauts (2017 champions), Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters, and will add more teams in the coming years. Prior to its third season in 2017-18, the NWHL signed a landmark contract with the New Jersey Devils, who became the first NHL team to form a long-term partnership with one of its clubs (Riveters). The league also has a global broadcast agreement with Twitter. For more information, please visit NWHL.zone.
Chris Botta, NWHL – firstname.lastname@example.org