Rockland-born GM enjoys Pride’s second female hockey crown in a row

Boston Pride defender Kaleigh Fratkin, wearing the's' alternate captain and Isobel Cup captain Jillian Dempsey, leads the celebration after the team won its second straight league title by beating the Connecticut Whale, 4-2, in the Wesley Chapel, Florida, March 28, 2022.

When Danielle Larouco first signed on to be general manager of Boston Pride, she acknowledged that she likes to be busy. So even now, with her new team back on top of the women’s pro-hockey mountain, the Rockland High graduate’s work was not finished.

“I’m at The Book right now trying to sort through a week’s worth of everything,” Larouco said Thursday. “We’re going to the Bruins game tonight, so I’m handing out tickets to all the players and trying to figure out what the plan might be for that. But it’s all good.”

Larouco, who still lives in Rockland, manages both The Bog in Kingston and Rockland Ice Rink and owns the Bay State Hockey League, which is run out of Rockland, The Bog and Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke. Taking on the Pride concert last season was a big commitment on top of it all, but Larouco is happy with the way it all worked out.

Danielle Larouco, who was born and raised in Rockland and still lives in the city, is the general manager of the Isobel Cup champion, Boston Pride, professional hockey team for women.

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The Pride rallied to beat the top-seeded Connecticut Whale, 4-2, in Monday night’s championship game in the renamed Premier Hockey League in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Boston also won last year’s crown, though the 2020-2021 National Women’s Hockey League season was a bit of a mess. The league had to abandon its plan for a “sports bubble” in Lake Placid, New York, and eventually crowned its champion by holding a four-team weekend tournament at Prides’ home ice in the Warrior Ice Arena in Boston.

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