CWHL draft sees slew of NCAA women’s connections selected Aug. 20

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Former Minnesota netminder Noora Raty was selected sixth overall in the 2017 CWHL draft by the Kunlun Red Star (photo: Ryan Coleman/

cwhlA total of 113 players representing nine countries were selected in the 2017 Canadian Women’s Hockey League draft on Aug. 20 and will join the Boston Blades, Calgary Inferno, Kunlun Red Star, Markham Thunder, Les Canadiennes de Montreal, Toronto Furies and Vanke Rays for the 2017-18 season.

Held at the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Doc Seaman Centre in Toronto, 59 former NCAA Division I and Division III players and one commit are now property of CWHL clubs.

Round (Overall)Player's NamePositionCollege TeamCWHL Team
1 (1)Courtney TurnerFUnionBoston Blades
1 (2)Kristyn CapizzanoFBoston CollegeToronto Furies
1 (3)Nicole KostaFQuinnipiacMarkham Thunder
1 (5)Taryn BaumgardtDQuinnipiacCalgary Inferno
1 (6)Noora RatyGMinnesotaKunlun Red Star
1 (7)Cayley MercerFClarksonVanke Rays
2 (8)Robyn ChemagoGDartmouthBoston Blades
2 (9)Brittany ZubackFVermontToronto Furies
2 (10)Lindsay GriggDRITMarkham Thunder
2 (12)Kelly MurrayDCornellCalgary Inferno
2 (13)Alex CarpenterFBoston CollegeKunlun Red Star
2 (14)Elaine ChuliGConnecticutVanke Rays
3 (17)Cassie ClaytonFRITMarkham Thunder
3 (19)Sophie ShirleyFWisconsin (commit)Calgary Inferno
3 (20)Shiann DarkangeloFSyracuse/QuinnipiacKunlun Red Star
3 (21)Brooke WebsterFSt. LawrenceVanke Rays
4 (22)Amie VaranoDSacred HeartBoston Blades
4 (23)Shannon StewartFPlattsburghToronto Furies
4 (27)Stephanie AndersonFBemidji StateKunlun Red Star
4 (28)Hanna BuntonFCornellVanke Rays
5 (29)Kaitlin SpurlingFHarvardBoston Blades
5 (30)Alexa AramburuFOswegoToronto Furies
5 (33)Kayla GardnerFNorth DakotaCalgary Inferno
5 (34)Zoe HickelFMinnesota DuluthKunlun Red Star
5 (35)Emily JanigaFMercyhurstVanke Rays
6 (36)Michelle NgFSt. LawrenceBoston Blades
6 (37)Cassidy DelaineyFElmiraToronto Furies
6 (39)Erin HallDHoly CrossBoston Blades
6 (41)Taylor MarchinDYaleKunlun Red Star
6 (42)Ashleigh BrykaliukFMinnesota DuluthVanke Rays
7 (43)Meaghan SpurlingDSt. AnselmBoston Blades
7 (44)Grace KlienbachFNeumannToronto Furies
7 (46)Kelly KittredgeDBrownBoston Blades
7 (47)Lyndsay KirkhamFLindenwoodCalgary Inferno
7 (48)Madison WooFBrownKunlun Red Star
7 (49)Emma WoodsFQuinnipiacVanke Rays
8 (52)Megan DelayDPlattsburghMarkham Thunder
8 (54)Anissa GambleFRobert MorrisCalgary Inferno
8 (55)Melanie JueDCornellKunlun Red Star
9 (57)Kristen EmbreyFUMass BostonBoston Blades
9 (58)Maeve KehoeFUnionToronto Furies
9 (59)Itsuki BabaDSt. ScholasticaMarkham Thunder
9 (63)Qian ZhaoDSyracuseVanke Rays
10 (64)Erin DwyerFSt. Michael'sBoston Blades
10 (70)Rose AllevaDPrincetonVanke Rays
11 (71)Alison QuinnFSt. AnselmBoston Blades
11 (77)Lauren KellyDDartmouthVanke Rays
12 (79)Brooke GibsonGAdrianToronto Furies
12 (81)Shayna DominiqueGCantonLes Canadiennes de Montreal
13 (85)Casey StathopoulosFSacred HeartBoston Blades
13 (86)Nicole MageeGSacred HeartToronto Furies
14 (90)Ashley RyanFElmiraBoston Blades
15 (93)Taryn HarrisDManhattanvilleBoston Blades
16 (96)Rachel ViglianoFNew England CollegeBoston Blades
17 (99)Megan ServaesDNew England CollegeBoston Blades
18 (102)Gabby CrugnaleFUniv. of New EnglandBoston Blades
19 (105)Casey BreeseFSt. AnselmBoston Blades
20 (108)Elizabeth AvesonFUMass BostonBoston Blades
21 (111)Cassandra ShermanFSouthern MaineBoston Blades
22 (112)Cassandra DunneDPenn StateBoston Blades


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