Blades’ Kacy Ambroz Resigns as Head Coach

The Boston Blades would like to thank and congratulate Kacy Ambroz for all of her hard work with the team during the 2017-2018 season. The Blades officially announced Ambroz as the team’s new head coach on January 11 and she resigned from the position at the season’s end.

She shared that she will be returning to Minnesota to become a school teacher. Ambroz will continue working around the game, working in hockey camps with Shjon Podein, and plans to seek involvement with a high school team. She is incredibly thankful for the Winthrop and Blades community that surrounded her for the past year.

Ambroz recently reflected on the year she spent with the Blades and what her highlights of the season were.

“I learned a lot this year working for the Blades. It was a great experience being in the CWHL and working with athletes post-college. Traveling with this team to China and cities around Canada to coach were highlights for me,” she stated. “It is very inspiring to see how much work is being poured into women’s hockey by players and staff around the world to grow the game.”

 

Photo by Merisa Boyd.

She also highlighted what it was like to work with the management and the team staff of the Blades’ eighth season in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.

“It was great working with management this year and learning about things behind the scenes in building a hockey organization at the professional level. It is very impressive how much work is poured in by the management and staff of the Blades to turn the program in the right direction. They wear many hats to get work done and I am grateful for their support this season. I am excited to see the program continue to build in the upcoming years,” Ambroz said.

Blades’ General Manager, Jessica Martino, commented on Ambroz’s departure and time spent with the organization.

“I would like to thank Kacy for coming in as a new head coach and working day in and day out to make our program better. I am sad to see Kacy leave the program, but am confident that whatever avenue she chooses to pursue next, she will be successful,” Martino stated. “I wish Kacy nothing but the best for the future and would like to thank her for leaving the program better than the way she found it.”

The Blades will now look forward to their Prospect Camp on April 26 and the CWHL draft later this summer. Stay tuned for updates on the team website and Twitter.

Merisa Boyd is the Media Relations Manager of the Boston Blades. All media inquiries and requests should be sent to [email protected]