MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - Former Brown women's ice hockey forward Jacquie Pierri was selected by the Alberta Hockey Club with the 41st pick in the 2013 Canadian Women's Hockey League draft on Monday. A 2012 Brown graduate and ECAC All-Academic Team selection, Pierri stood among seven former Ivy League athletes and 15 former ECAC Hockey players chosen in the draft.
The fourth annual CWHL Draft took place via conference call with general managers from Alberta, Brampton Thunder, Boston Blades, Montreal Stars and Toronto Furies set to select players from a list of 67 prospective players.
Pierri appeared in 30 games as a senior in 2012 and recorded six points on three goals and three assists. She capped her four-year Brown career with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points. Pierri will rejoin fellow Brown alumna Erica Kromm, who enters her second season with Alberta. Kromm played four seasons (2007-2011) for the Bears and earned Ivy League Honorable Mention accolades in 2009.
The Canadian Women's Hockey League is the premier women's hockey league in the world. The CWHL is a centrally funded league, meaning that all participating teams in the CWHL receive equal access to funding and are given the same opportunities to succeed. Every dollar goes toward building a league that is dedicated to raising the profile of women's hockey while providing a place where the best female hockey players in the world can come to train and compete.