Some more news coming out of Connecticut today, as the Whale make their second free agent signing. This time they signed their first defender of the off-season.
Allie Munroe is a defender from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She played her college hockey for 4 years at Syracuse University. She was an alternate captain of her team during her junior year, and captained her team during her senior year. In the 137 games that she played for the program, she tallied 20 goals and added 51 assists for 71 total points. She ranks 15th all time in the programs history in terms of points.
After her college career, she would go on to play in the SDHL for 2 years, both for Djurgårdens. She played 68 games for the club, where she would go on to score 6 goals and would add 11 assists for a total of 17 points. She also has playoff experience, having played in them for both years in the SDHL. She played 11 games, and would tally a goal and 2 assists for 3 points.
You can check out the full press release here:
DEFENDER ALLIE MUNROE JOINS THE POD
Danbury, CT – The Connecticut Whale have added another player to help shore up their blueline for the upcoming season signing free agent Allie Munroe.
The 5-6 defender will make her North American professional debut in the NWHL with the Whale having spent the past two seasons with Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Women’s Hockey League.
“I’m so honored and excited to be a part of the Connecticut Whale for season 7 in the NWHL! Coach Orr and the entire Whale staff have made it an easy decision,” said Munroe on her signing. “I can’t wait to meet all my new teammates and have the opportunity to compete for the Isobel Cup.”
In 68 SDHL games, she collected 17 total points (6G, 11A) in regular-season competition and another three points in postseason play.
“Allie is a player who prides herself on being hard to play against. She provides a work ethic and a competitive level that is hard to match,” said head coach Colton Orr. “She fits the style of play we are looking for, and we can’t wait to see her in a Connecticut Whale uniform this season.”
Munroe played her collegiate hockey at Syracuse University where she wore an “A” as a junior and was named one of the team’s co-captains her senior year. During her NCAA career, the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia native was twice named the CHA’s Best Defenseman and was part of the Orange’s first CHA conference championship and first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history. She was also named Syracuse’s MVP and Best Defensive Player of the Year during her final year with the Orange.
This marks the fourth player contract signed by the Whale for the 2021-22 season following top-scoring forward Alyssa Wohlfeiler, returning goaltender Abbie Ives, and newcomer Kennedy Marchment.
Whale Signing Tracker:
Alyssa Wohlfeiler (F)
Abbie Ives (G)
Kennedy Marchment (F)
Allie Munroe (D)
It was announced last week, that the funding for the Division 1 Men’s and Women’s hockey programs of Robert Morris University was cut. Here is the statement from RMU:
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TXHT will continue to provide NWHL coverage as more signings and news are announced.