Harvard Hometown Hero Signs with Boston

by Leah Jacobson

Boston, MA – The Boston Pride continue to bolster their offense with the signing of Harvard University forward Becca Gilmore for the upcoming 2022-23 Premier Hockey Federation season.

“I feel very lucky to sign my first professional contract with my hometown team,” said Gilmore. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue my hockey career in Boston with a program that has had a tremendous amount of success – it’s simply a dream!”

The 24 year-old Massachusetts native is a recent Harvard graduate, where she played NCAA Division 1 hockey from 2017-22, totaling an impressive 125 points in 122 career games played. As a freshman, Gilmore produced 35 points in 31 games, earning her All-Ivy Second Team and ECAC All Rookie team honors. The forward finished third on her team in scoring during her sophomore and junior years, scoring 21 and 24 points respectively. In her final season, Gilmore led the team with 45 points in 33 games played, and she continued collecting accolades as she was named to both the ECAC Hockey Second-Team All-League and All-Ivy First-Team. Gilmore was also awarded Ivy League Player of the Year for the 2021-22 season.

Gilmore is also a distinguished national team player, representing the United States three straight years in IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship competition. She earned a silver medal in 2014, then back-to-back gold medals in 2015 and 2016, accumulating 19 points in 15 games. In 2015, Gilmore was the tournament’s second highest scorer.

“We are extremely excited to have Becca joining our team.” said Pride Head Coach, Paul Mara. “Becca had a fantastic collegiate career at Harvard University. Her speed, skill, and offensive ability made us feel she will be a perfect player for our fast-paced, offensive style of play here in Boston.”

Gilmore is the Boston Pride’s second signing of both the off-season and the week following the official return of forward McKenna Brand. It is shaping up to be an exciting week for the reigning Isobel Cup champions as they begin showcasing their talent for the upcoming 2022-23 PHF season.