BOSTON, MA – The Boston Pride of the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) have added their third and fourth championship banners to the famous display at Boston Logan International Airport.
The two banners commemorating the Pride’s back-to-back Isobel Cup championships in 2021 and 2022 were formally unveiled on Thursday in conjunction with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).
“As we continue to push for equity in sport and beyond, visibility and recognition for women is crucial. We thank the team at Massport for demonstrating their leadership to the city of Boston and all visitors by recognizing that our team belongs and deserves to be seen among these other historic Boston teams,” said Colleen Coyne, current Pride President.
“It is such an honor to raise another Boston Pride banner at Logan Airport alongside the many other championship teams of our beloved city,” added Captain Jillian Dempsey. “I am proud to be a member of the Boston Pride, and I am thrilled that we have the privilege of seeing our banner hang among the banners of our fellow champions at this crossroads to our amazing city.”
The new Pride banners hang among over 40 others that make up the Celebration of Championships Exhibit inside Logan Airport’s Terminal C, including those won by the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, and more recently the Boston Cannons. The exhibit was first unveiled in 2013. In 2016, the Pride won the Isobel Cup in the inaugural season of the PHF. During the 2019-20 season, the Pride were 23-1 and captured the league’s regular season champion title. The team advanced to the Isobel Cup Final, but the game was canceled in keeping with public health guidelines during the pandemic. The following season, the Pride came back with a vengeance and won the 2021 Isobel Cup, becoming the league’s first two-time winner. This past season, the Pride became the first team in PHF history to win back-to-back championships as they won the 2022 Isobel Cup, the third in the team’s seven-year history. The Pride now have four banners hanging in the exhibit commemorating their success.
“Massport is excited to raise two more Boston Pride banners at Logan Airport’s Celebration of Championships Exhibit alongside Boston’s best sports teams,” said Massport Aviation Director Ed Freni. “We hope the passengers who see the Boston Pride banners will be inspired by the team’s persistence and hard work.”
Boston Pride, 2021 Isobel Cup Champions, Players: Jillian Dempsey (Captain), Kaleigh Fratkin (Alternate Captain), McKenna Brand (Alternate Captain), Meaghan Rickard, Lauren Kelly, Mary Parker, Taylor Turnquist, Tori Sullivan, Jenna Rheault, Lexie Laing, Taylor Wenczkowski, Sammy Davis, Paige Capistran, Christina Putigna, Carlee Turner, Briana Mastel, Victoria Hanson, Lovisa Selander, Meghara McManus, Mallory Souliotis, and Tereza Vanisova.
Staff: Miles Arnone (Chairman), Hayley Moore (President), Karilyn Pilch (GM), Paul Mara (Head Coach), Johnny McInnis (Assistant Coach), Marissa Gedman (Assistant Coach), Jerry Foster (Athletic Trainer), Maddie Rigsby (Equipment Manager).
Boston Pride, 2022 Isobel Cup Champions, Players: Jillian Dempsey (Captain,) Kaleigh Fratkin (Alternate Captain), McKenna Brand (Alternate Captain), Meaghan Rickard, Delaney Belinskas, Lauren Kelly, Kali Flanagan, Mary Parker, Amanda Boulier, Tori Sullivan, Evelina Raselli, Jenna Rheault, Taylor Wenczkowski, Sammy Davis, Paige Capistran, Christina Putigna, Katelynn Russ, Kayla Friesen, Victoria Hanson, Lovisa Selander, Meghara McManus, Mallory Souliotis, Tereza Vanisova, and Katie Burt.
Staff: Miles Arnone (Chairman), Colleen Coyne (President), Danielle Larouco (GM), Paul Mara (Head Coach), Johnny McInnis (Assistant Coach), Marissa Gedman (Assistant Coach), Jerry Foster (Athletic Trainer), Dave Souza (Equipment Manager).
About Massport: The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. For more information, please visit massport.com.