Blades and Lady Crusaders Announce Partnership

The Worcester Blades are proud to announce their partnership with the Lady Crusaders of the New England Girls Hockey League.

The Lady Crusaders

The Lady Crusaders are the first all-girls program in Worcester. They will play their games at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center alongside the Blades during the 2019-2020 season. Their programs range from the U8 to U19 level.

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The Lady Crusaders, playing in the New England Girls Hockey League … the strongest, most competitive girls and women's hockey league in the United States … will again be calling the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center our home for the 2019 / 2020 season and beyond! In addition to practice and game ice, the Lady Crusaders will benefit from: *Weekly ice skills sessions, *Off ice strength and conditioning training, *Showcase Tournaments for each age group. *Partnership with the Canadian Women's Hockey League Worcester Blades. We are thrilled to make this announcement as we head into the tryout season commencing Monday, March 11, 2019. We look forward to seeing you all at the Lady Crusaders tryouts; please remember to register for tryouts at LC Registration Page. We look forward to working with our Lady Crusaders staff and the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center on the continued growth and development of girls’ hockey, with 100% of our program focus on our female athletes. @worcester.ice.center @worcestercwhl

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The NEGHL team’s goal is to add more ice and teams each year with hopes of potentially adding a Women’s Junior team in the future.

The Mission

This partnership allows the Blades to follow through on their mission of empowering women and girls through sport.

“We have been looking forward to working with the Lady Crusaders Organization for quite some time. Now that this is a reality, we couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to grow the game of girls hockey,” General Manager Derek Alfama stated. “The ability to help provide positive leadership and guidance to these young athletes is an absolute honor.”

Working with the NEGHL

The Lady Crusaders will host tryouts for their 2019-2020 season beginning on March 11. The full schedule for U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 programs can be found here.

Those looking to volunteer with the NEGHL team should apply here.

Questions and media requests regarding the partnership should be sent to Merisa Boyd, Director of Communications, [email protected]