From an Isobel Cup to an NHL Front Office: Pride’s Pilch Joins Chicago

On July 2, 2021, the Boston Pride announced their General Manager, Karilyn Pilch, will not be apart of the organization for the upcoming 2021-2022 season.  The former Pride manager will be joining the Chicago Blackhawks as a scout.

Pilch has been with the Boston Pride for two years and have served as a successful GM to the team.  The Boston Pride were the 2021 Isobel Cup champions and under Pilch’s guide, have been an outstanding team. Colleen Coyne, the President of the Boston Pride stated that “Karilyn has served this team with all of her heart and soul. She has provided our players with a level of professionalism and an experience that is second to none.”

Head Coach Paul Mara has also spoken highly of Pilch, saying that “She has been an amazing GM for the Boston Pride and was instrumental in the team’s success over the past two years.  We will all miss her but wish her all the best in her move to the NHL.”

Pilch will be joining a group of female scouts in the NHL including Blake Bolden for the LA Kings, Cammi Granato for the Seattle Kraken, and Meghan Hunter for the Chicago Blackhawks. Pilch will be joining Hunter in Chicago. Along with Blake Bolden, Pilch is the second woman from the Boston Pride organization that has become a scout for the NHL.

The General Manager for the Boston Pride for the 2021-2022 season will be announced soon. 

The ladies here at Unbenched wish her good luck and can’t wait to see what she does in the upcoming season.

Published by Maddie

Hi my name is Maddie! I attended my very first hockey game when I was 4. I wish I remembered the game but the memory that comes to mind was thinking the mascot was going to eat me. I ended up going to my 2nd one a few years later and absolutely loved it. It was a Rapid City Rush game and I begged my dad to buy me a jersey when we went. When I was in 8th grade, I had to create a sports team for a project that was assigned in my computer class. I don't remember why I chose women's hockey, but I do remember the absolute frustration that came with researching. It took me forever to find information on players, their salaries, literally everything. What I noticed that with male athletes, you get it all. Right on the first page. I want to use my writing to give a light to women's hockey. A light that will let this league grow into more than just six teams. This league inspires young girls everyday to stay in a sport that love and care about. I want my writing to help this league grow, one article at a time.

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