August 23, 2012

Blake Bolden named captain of BC women's team

By Jesse Connolly

Katie King Crowley, the head coach of Boston College’s women’s ice hockey team, has announced who will captain her squad in 2012-13. 

Blake Bolden (Photo: Hockey East)

Senior Blake Bolden will don the ‘C’ for the Eagles this upcoming season, while junior Meagan Mangene will serve as the team’s assistant captain.

Bolden has 102 games under her belt at the Heights, where she’s racked up 53 points (20 goals, 33 assists). A Patty Kazmaier Award nominee and a First Team Hockey East All-Star in 2011-12, the Ohio native ranked second among all defensemen in scoring in Hockey East last season with 21 points, which was the third highest total by a BC rearguard in school history.

Bolden also attended national camp prior to the 2012 IIHF World Championship and was a First Team New England All-Star.

Mangene, the 2010 U-18 U.S. captain, led all Eagles blueliners with 14 assists last year and tied for sixth among Hockey East defensemen in scoring. A native of Miller Place, N.Y., Mangene has 22 points in 70 games during her two seasons at the school.

After finishing in second place in Hockey East with a 15-4-2 record, the Eagles will look to advance to the Frozen Four for the third consecutive year. They’ve lost to Wisconsin in the semifinals in each of their last two trips.

The BC women's team finished fourth in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's Hockey final polls.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.