NWHL NEWS: MEAGAN MANGENE SIGNS WITH CT WHALE
Mangene Was a Practice Player With Boston Pride in 2015-16
BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL
Northford, CT — Meagan Mangene has signed a contract with the Connecticut Whale for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Lisa Giovanelli announced Thursday. Mangene and the Whale agreed to terms on a one-year, $12,000 contract.
“Last season was an amazing experience, and I am very thankful to have been a part of the Boston Pride,” said Mangene. “I am excited to transition into a bigger role with the Whale and am looking forward to the second season of the NWHL.”
Mangene played in 7 games with the Boston Pride as a practice player last season, where she scored one assist. She previously played for Boston College, where she served as co-captain her senior year in 2013-14. Mangene is the second practice player from the inaugural season to transition to a rostered role.
“The Whale coaching staff is excited to add Meagan Mangene to our lineup,” said Coach Heather Linstad. “She is a versatile player who can play defense or forward. She sees the ice very well and makes smart decisions with the puck.”
The restricted free agency began on April 1 and lasted until April 30. Free agency began May 1 and lasts until July 31. The 2016 NWHL Draft was on June 18.