A nugget of NWHL news yesterday, as the Toronto Six bring back a forward for Season 7.
Boquist had a very impressive rookie season, as she played 4 games for the Six. In those 4 games, she would go on to tally 2 goals and add another 2 assists, for 4 points on the year. She also boasts a plus 2 rating and a .500 record on the faceoff dot. She’ll look to build on her numbers with a full season of games upcoming.
You can check out the full press release here:
SEEKING REDEMPTION IN SEASON 7, TORONTO SIX LOCK UP FORWARD BROOKE BOQUIST
by Justin Levine
Toronto, ON- The Toronto Six added another offensive weapon on Wednesday afternoon, signing forward Brooke Boquist, who returns for her second NWHL season.
“I’m just ready to play another year,” the centreman said. “Honestly, with last year being kind of cut short there [in Lake Placid] and then things being just a little bit different with how it ended up and played out just with everything that has went on the last year, I was ready to play again and play a full season and then hopefully have as many of the girls as I played with last season re-sign. I had a great time with the girls that I played with last year and just had so much fun, so I wanted to do it again this year.”
Boquist becomes the fourteenth player sign with the Six for 2021-22 after playing in a top line role alongside Emma Woods and captain Shiann Darkangelo. Her shortened campaign included four games in Lake Placid, New York where she ended in a four-way tie for team scoring with four points on two goals and two assists, helping guide the Six to a regular season title.
“Brooke Boquist is a talented forward who’s offensive capabilities are an asset to the Six,” said Digit Murphy, President of the Toronto Six. “She reads the ice well and uses that vision to her advantage. She is a dependable teammate who always shows up. Her experience and work ethic and her ability to score in key moments makes her a valuable contributor to our line up. Adding to that her drive and love of the game, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her back for Season 7.”
Before starting her career with the Six, Boquist, who stands at five-foot-four, spent two seasons playing professionally in Sweden between MODO Hockey and Leksands IF. From 2018-20, the Canadian amassed 49 points, tallying 25 goals, while adding 24 assists. There, the now 25-year-old played with T6 forward Breanne Wilson-Bennett.
A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Boquist played three seasons of junior hockey in Faribault, Minnesota with Shattuck’s St. Mary’s. From 2011-14, the lefty amassed 138 points and was named assistant captain in her junior season.
A focal point of their success, Boquist propelled them to the national championship in 2013 and helped lead them to the national final the following season.
She then committed to Providence College, where she spent four seasons in the Division I hockey program from 2014-18 and served as the Friars assistant captain in her Junior year. During her freshman season, the Business Management graduate finished seventh in conference face-off percentage and was named on numerous occasions as a Hockey East Top Performer.
Adding to her list of accolades, Boquist recorded her longest point streak of five games twice and led the team in goals with 18 across 36 contests. Playing in the Rhode Island capital, she competed alongside Buffalo’s Cassidy MacPherson and Boston Pride top scorer Christina Putigna.
With an itch to get back into game action, Brooke said she can’t wait to keep building chemistry and win some games in Season 7.
“I’d say the fans are a big part, and like I said, having my family here, and friends being able to come watch in Canada. That’s huge for me, but also playing again with the girls this year, and a lot of the returning girls, we just had a great year last year,” she said. “Chemistry-wise, I feel like a lot of us got along really well. We’re all pretty good friends, so I’m excited to get back on the ice with them, and then for all the new girls that are joining the team, excited to meet them and get out there and win some games.”
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