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Boston Pride sign Paige Harrington

The National Women’s Hockey League’s (NWHL) Boston Pride have signed free agent Paige Harrington, who played 35 games over the last two seasons with the Buffalo Beauts.

“Being able to play professional hockey for my home city of Boston has been a childhood dream of mine, so this is a very special moment for me,” Harrington, who was raised in the Boston suburb of Mansfield, MA, said in a statement. “I am looking forward to another year playing at the top level of women’s hockey in the NWHL. The Pride should be a great fit for me, and I hope to make a positive impact on the team.

“I wanted to play for the Pride to be able to represent my home town, but also to focus on building a career in the city. The fact that my family can come to more games is also a huge bonus!”

Harrington helped the Beauts upset the Pride in last year’s Isobel Cup Final.

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Prior to joining the NWHL, Harrington played three years at UMass-Amherst, where she scored 22 goals and had 36 assists in 75 games. She was also a first team All-American during her senior season.

She also played for Team USA in the 2013 and 2015 Winter World University Games, winning a bronze medal in her first year with the squad

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