Meet the Boston Blades: 2013 (Clarkson) Cup Champs

A new chapter in the storied hockey rivalry between Boston and Montreal was written this past weekend when the Blades defeated two-time defending champion the Stars to win this year’s Clarkson Cup.

Or did you think this was about the Bs, the Habs, and Lord Stanley?

Meet the Boston Blades, Beantown’s championship women’s hockey team, and the city’s “best kept secret,” a recent Boston Globe article notes. (Who knew there was a women’s hockey league? Not I, until reading the Globe story.)

Home games are played in Somerville (at Veterans Memorial Rink). Practices are sometimes cut short when Pee Wee Hockey needs the rink. Many of the Blades players are U.S. Olympians. The league is, quite obviously, a labor of love.

Read on at Free Sport

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