The Junior Blades is a fantastic opportunity for dedicated and hard working players looking to enhance exposure and grow their opportunities for collegiate hockey.

Think you have what it takes to be a part of the Junior Blades?
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3. One of our coaches will contact you.

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 Key Attributes:

The Junior Blades program develops young women into leaders under the tutelage of our all female impeccable coaching staff.

  • Winning is FUN as the Junior Blades focus on development of the overall player and players get better every day WE PLAY FREEHOCKEY!!
  • The Junior Blades have fostered a partnership with UMass Boston for potential classes, credits, and housing for players who want to take another year to hone their hockey skills while not jeopardizing their collegiate eligibility.
  • The Junior Blades emphasize Development and Exposure.
  • 6 Tournaments throughout season.
  • Strong team mentorship.
  • 20 Games

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digit teaching coachingDigit Murphy

Entering her third season with the CWHL Boston Blades. The Blades were crowned Clarkson Cup in ’12-’13 and finished second behind the Toronto Furies this March. Murphy was named the 2012-13 CWHL Coach of the Year. Prior to the Blades, Coach Murphy spent 22 years as the Head Hockey Coach at Brown University and 2 years as the program’s assistant. She is a top-five-all-time leader in career wins by a Division 1 head coach with 318 victories.

unnamed-1Rachel Llanes

Playing professional hockey for the Boston Blades in the CWHL under Coach Digit Murphy. Llanes is a certified strength coach. Llanes played D1 hockey for Northeastern University (2009-2013). She ended her Northeastern career with 102 points in 136 games played. She led the Huskies to back-to-back Beanpot Championships in ’12 and ’13 and a Hockey East Championship.

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 10.41.52 AMKelly McManus Souza

Kelly is currently a two sport coach at Bay View Academy in Riverside, Rhode Island, coaching both the Lacrosse and Ice Hockey teams and joins the team as an assistant. Kelly received ECAC all-rookie honors in hockey at the University of New Hampshire before transferring after her sophomore year to Boston College where she was named All-Conference in the ECAC, led her team in scoring for two seasons and captained the team her senior year.

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Paige played six years of Varsity hockey and Varsity golf for the Fargo North Spartans, where she made multiple state tournament appearances in both sports. She continued her golf and hockey careers at Bethel University in St. Paul. During her senior year at Bethel she coached the Minneapolis Storm U12 girls and continued to coach U12 and U14 in subsequent years. In the off season, she coaches at camps and referees at a variety of levels. Paige was an intern at the USA Hockey U15 National Development camp and a Varsity coach for St. Paul United girls hockey.

“Playing for Digit has been nothing short of life changing for our daughter both on and off the ice.  Digit has an amazing ability to connect with each and every girl from the minute she meets them, which boosts their confidence and self esteem as players and as people.  She is passionate about the sport and equally, if not more passionate about molding and shaping these girls into incredibly self-assured, confident young women who know how to effectively advocate for themselves.  The transformation we saw in our daughter as a player and as a student is astounding.  Digit helps each girl recognize their own strengths and weaknesses in the most positive way.  She also helps them to recognize their individual potential and encourages them to challenge themselves in ways they never imagined on the ice as well as in school.  Her ability to bring out the best qualities in each and every girl translates almost instantly to the game.  We have never seen a team (especially all girls) come together so quickly and work so well together.  Not-to-mention have so much fun with eachother.  Every aspiring female hockey player should be so fortunate to have the opportunity to be coached by Digit Murphy, she is the BEST!!” — Jen Gray, parent

It was my privilege to play for Digit Murphy on her Jr. Team.  I was going into my Senior year of high school, as a 2nd year Captain on my high school hockey team.  Something was missing- I wanted to improve my skills, play at a more competitive level and see how far I could improve and how far I could get.   The year I played for Digit was one of my best years of hockey.  Not only did I improve my skills but I also became a smarter player who now had opportunities to play at the college level.  She really knew how to get the best out of me- not only as a player but as a person.  She used every opportunity whether it was a game situation or personal situation as a learning opportunity.  I learned so much from her regarding team work,  being true to yourself and believing in yourself along with becoming the best I could.  If you ever have the opportunity to play for Digit- do it!——Rachel McKayFreshman Hobart William Smith​

Junior Blades Tournament Schedule:

  • NAHA
  • Union
  • Stoney Creek
  • Harvard
  • Vermont (add on)
  • Rochester  (add on)
  • *No Thanksgiving
  • Winter Islanders (add on)
  • Northwoods (add on)
  • Philly (add on)

1st Half Ice:

  • Skate Mon & Wed all year
  • Start August 31st – End Dec 16th – 16 Weeks
  • *No Ice Nov 23rd & 25th (Thanksgiving Week – all of it off)
  • Wed Dec 16th – last ice before Xmas break/Xmas tourney

29 Ice Sessions Total!

2nd Half Ice:

  • Skate Mon & Wed
  • Start Jan 4th – End Feb 24th – 8 Weeks
  • *No ice Mon 18th – MLK Day

15 Ice Sessions Total

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Digit Murphy is the current Head Coach of the women’s professional hockey team, the Boston Blades. Murphy has over twenty years of coaching experience since her start at Division I Brown University.

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Phone:    401 339 1219
Address: PO BOX 603006

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