Three Clarkson University Women's Hockey alums, Danielle Boudreau '12, Danielle Skirrow '13 and Tegan Schroeder '10 were selected in the 2013 Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) Draft, held Monday, August 26 in Mississauga, Ontario.
Both Boudreau and Skirrow were drafted by the Brampton Thunder. Skirrow was selected in the second round (8th pick), while Boudreau went in the third round (13th selection). Schroeder was chosen by the Alberta Hockey Club in the eighth round (36)
The CWHL Draft took place via conference call with general managers from Alberta , Boston Blades, Montreal Stars and Toronto Furies set to select players from a list of 67 prospective players. It marked the fourth annual entry draft for the Canadian Women's Hockey League.
A team leader and one of the Golden Knights' hardest workers, Boudreau never missed a game in her Clarkson career, skating in 150 consecutive contests from 2008-12. A versatile player, skating at forward and on defense, the Whitby, ONT native tallied 32 career points on eight goals and 24 assists along with posting a +16 plus/minus rating.
Skirrow graduated this past May having played in more games than any other Golden Knight, skating in 151 career contests. The Trenton, ONT native recorded 81 career points on 44 goals and 37 assists from 2009-13.
A solid defensive-defenseman who played two years for the Golden Knights, Schroeder skated 73 career games on Clarkson's blueline, posting 12 points on three goals and nine assists from 2008-10.
The Canadian Women's Hockey League is the premier women's hockey league in the world. The CWHL is a centrally funded league, meaning that all participating teams in the CWHL receive equal access to funding and are given the same opportunities to succeed. Every dollar goes toward building a league that is dedicated to raising the profile of women's hockey while providing a place where the best female hockey players in the world can come to train and compete.
Players whose rights are not held by a CWHL team were eligible to register for the 2013 CWHL Player Signing Draft prior to Aug. 20. As part of the registration process, each prospective player indicated the CWHL city or cities in which they are willing to play.