Tomorrow is the big day! The PWHPA is in Hudson and getting set for the second stop on the ‘Dream Gap Tour’. The games start at 2:00 pm at Cyclones Arena, as Team Flanagan will take on Team Stecklein. The Women’s Hockey Tribune is extremely excited to be serving as a sponsor for this event! To get you prepped, we’ve been introducing you to the rosters all week long. Today, we meet the final team, the hometown team if you will. Team Flanagan will be led by Hudson’s own Kali Flanagan, and will feature a ton of Olympians and former Boston College Eagles.
The team will be coached by Bill Flanagan, who currently serves as the head coach of the USPHL’s Northern Cyclones NCDC team. Flanagan made history a season ago, leading his team to the first ever eight over one seed upset in league history. His Cyclones knocked out the Jersey Hitmen in the league quarterfinals. Flanagan will be assisted by Bill Weiand, who is the head coach of the organization’s USPHL Premier League team.
Flanagan, who completed her NCAA career at Boston College a season ago, will serve as the team’s captain. She won Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics with Team USA, and is currently an assistant coach for the NCDC’s Cyclones. She is the first ever female coach in league history. Joining her is former Olympic and college teammate Megan Keller, who also just completed her NCAA career.
Katie Burt, one of the best goaltenders in Women’s Hockey East history, will tend goal for Team Flanagan. She, Keller and Flanagan all played together for the Eagles. Makenna Newkirk and Toni Ann Miano are also among the host of former Eagles suiting up in this content.
Here is the full roster that will suit up for Team Flanagan this weekend:
Nicole Anderson (24 games for Worcester Blades during the 2018-19 season)
Alexa Aramburu (three points in 11 games for the NWHL’s Metro Riveters in 2018-19)
Katie Burt (.920 save percentage in 16 games for Boston Pride in 2018-19. Played for Team USA at the WJC in 2014-15)
Chelsey Goldberg (Northeastern graduate, played for Worcester Blades in 2018-19)
Kali Flanagan (Team Captain, 2018 Gold Medalist, 20 points in 28 games for BC last season)
Jordan Juron (Played for Buffalo Beauts in 2018-19)
Megan Keller (43 points in 38 games for BC last season, 2018 Gold Medalist, 3rd overall pick in 2018 NWHL draft)
Erin Kickham (Four seasons with CWHL’s Boston/Worcester Blades)
Jennifer MacAskill (Seven games for the Blades in 2018-19, Also served as assistant coach for D-3 Manhattanville College)
Emily Matheson (2018 Olympic Gold Medalist, 16 games with NWHL’s Beauts last season, six points in seven games at the 2019 World Championships)
Gigi Marvin (Olympic Gold and two-time Silver Medalist, 16 points in 15 games for Boston Pride in 2018-19)
Toni Ann Miano (Four-year player at Boston College, played 15 games for Pride last season)
Makenna Newkirk (40 points in 39 games for BC last season, Arizona native)
Brittany Ott (Played the last four seasons for the NWHL’s Boston Pride)
Jetta Rackleff (9 games played with the CWHL’s Blades last season)
Kaitlin Spurling (Played last two seasons with CWHL’s Blades after a three season career in Austria)
Meaghan Spurling (Played two seasons in Blades organization, D-3 athlete from Saint Anselm College)
Courtney Turner (Union alum, played two seasons for Blades organization)
Dakota Woodworth (Massachusetts native played for the Calgary Inferno in 2018-19)
Chelsea Ziadie (Harvard alum played the 2018-19 season with the NWHL’s Riveters)