March 8, 2017 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Boston Pride
BROOKLYN, NY - The Boston Pride today signed free agent forward Mary Parker, who scored 24 goals in 36 games this season at Boston University. Parker joins the undefeated (16-0) Pride today and is eligible to play for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, including the Isobel Cup Playoffs. She will wear No. 7 for the Pride.
"I am very excited and incredibly honored to have the opportunity to join the Boston Pride and play in the NWHL," said Parker. "It will be very special to play for Boston, my hometown team. I'm looking forward to improving my skills and playing at the next level with such great players."
Parker was 24-21-45 in 36 games this season at BU, where she is a graduate student. At Harvard in 2014-15, she led the Crimson in scoring (17-22-39 in 35 games) and to the NCAA championship game.
"The Pride are thrilled to welcome Mary Parker to the Pack," said Pride GM Hayley Moore. "Coming off an exceptional season at BU, she is ready to jump right into the professional game. Her compete level, lethal shot and Boston roots make her a perfect fit for our team."
Boston's final regular season game is Sunday at 4:00 pm against the New York Riveters at Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark. The top-seeded Pride host a semifinal playoff game against the league's No. 4 seed on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 pm at Warrior Ice Arena in Boston.
The 2016-17 NWHL season concludes on Sunday, March 19, when the Isobel Cup Final is played at 6:00 pm at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Tickets to all playoff games and the Isobel Cup Final are available now at nwhl.zone/tickets.