Boston Brings Back Playoff MVP; Wenczkowski Re-signs

by Leah Jacobson

Boston, MA – The Boston Pride have announced the re-signing of Isobel Cup Playoff MVP forward Taylor Wenczkowski for the 2022-23 Premier Hockey Federation season. Additional terms of this contract will not be disclosed.

“I’m very grateful to be able to continue my career close to home and go through this experience with my family. I love our team and the winning culture that we have,” said Wenczkowski. “I’m very excited to come back to Boston for my third season in the league. I can’t wait to get back to Warrior this season and play in front of the best fans in the league!”

The 24-year-old Rochester, NH native was drafted by Boston in the third round of the 2020 draft. Through two seasons, Wenczkowski has collected 16 points in 27 career regular season games, with 15 of those points produced during the 2021-22 campaign when she tied for the team lead in scoring. Her playoff prowess is unmatched with five points in five career postseason games, including a goal in all three 2022 playoff contests. She notably scored the game-winning goal for the Pride in the last two Isobel Cup championship finals, and earned 2022 Playoff MVP honors.

“When I started last season, Taylor was the first player to grab my attention during pre-season. She plays hard. Every shift you know what to expect from her in terms of effort. Her hard work makes her and her teammates better,” said Pride President, Colleen Coyne. “We saw the impact she had during the playoff run last season. We’re looking forward to seeing more of that this season.”

Prior to her PHF career, Wenczkowski played collegiate hockey at the University of New Hampshire from 2015-20. The forward skated in 149 games and tallied 82 points with 42 goals and 40 assists. During her 2018-19 season, Wenczkowski led the UNH women’s hockey program in both points and goals, accumulating 26 and 20 respectively over 36 games. She served as a captain in her final year with the Wildcats.

Wenczkowski is Boston’s ninth signing of the offseason, as the team quickly fills their roster spots. She re-joins teammates McKenna Brand, Meghara McManus, Lauren Kelly, Christina Putigna, and Kali Flanagan, as well as free agent Allie Thunstrom and collegiate newcomers Becca Gilmore and Elizabeth Giguere. Wenczkowski provides grit and talent to a strong offense as the Pride seek to defend their Isobel Cup Championship title for the third straight season.