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Boquist signs with NWHL's Toronto team

After two seasons in Sweden, high-scoring Thunder Bay forward is returning home to Canada to play hockey.

TORONTO – Thunder Bay’s Brooke Boquist has inked a deal to join Toronto’s expansion team in the National Women’s Hockey League.

The 23-year-old spent the past two seasons in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League, playing for Leksands IF. Boquist put up 14 goals and 29 points in 24 games this past season, finishing 18th overall in the scoring race.

Boquist is excited about being able to continue her career in Canada.

“I was thrilled to hear from the organization about the opportunity to play in Toronto this season,” said Boquist in a release issued on Wednesday by the NWHL.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the first NWHL team in Canada.”

In 41 career games in Sweden, which also included a season with MODO Hockey, the Providence College grad scored 25 goals and added 24 assists.

Boquist is the eighth player to sign with Toronto since the team was announced on April 22.

Others included Kelly Babstock, Shiann Darkangelo, Sarah-Even Coutu Godbout and Taylor Woods.

Brooke is a major addition for our team in our goal to bring an NWHL championship to Toronto,” said team president Digit Murphy.

“She is a high-skilled and dynamic player who will help lead our offense and excel in every situation. Our fans are going to love her style of play.”

Boquist is the lone Thunder Bay player currently signed to an NWHL roster.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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