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Girls Player Development Staff

Get familiar with the coaches that are directly responsible for implementing the programming for all Massachusetts CCM High Performance Player Development and USA Development Camp Selections.


Ed Bourget

Ed Bourget

Massachusetts Hockey Girls Player Development Coordinator

Girls' Player Development Coordinator:

Ed Bourget:

  • Second season as Massachusetts Hockey’s CCM Hockey High Performance girls’ player development coordinator. 
  • Fourth season as head coach of BB&N girls' varsity hockey team.
  • 2014, he served as intern coach at the U18 National Camp for Team USA.
  • 2005-06 interim head coach for the BB&N Girls' Varsity Hockey team.
  • 2002-03 season he was the head coach of Sacred Heart University Women's team.
  • Worked with the East Coast Selects hockey program.
  • After Graduating from Sacred Heart, Ed played briefly in the French Elite League with ASG Tours and then was invited to the Greensboro Generals (Toronto Maple Leaf's East Coast Affiliate) training camp.
  • Bourget played Division I college hockey while at Sacred Heart University and was a three time MAAC All-Academic team member.
  • ECAC medal of merit award winner his senior season and was nominated for the Hockey Humanitarian Award in 2001.
  • He graduated from BB&N in 1996.

Girls' Player Development Staff:

Kacey Bellamy:

  • Bellamy was a two-time member of the United States Women's Under-22 Select Team.
  • Finished first in 2008 United States Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup and played for the same team in 2006 and 2007.
  • Part of two gold medal winning squads for the United States Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship in 2008 and 2009.  Named one of Team USA's top-three players in 2009. 
  • Ranks third all-time at UNH in career points by a defenseman.
  • Senior year, (2008–09), she ranked fourth among NCAA defenseman with 28 points (6 goals. 22 assists) in 35 games en route to being named to the RBK All-America First Team.
  • 2007–08 (junior year), she led all Wildcat defensemen with 26 points (3 goals, 23 assists) and ranked 10th in the nation with .74 points per game.
  • Sophomore season, she ranked second among team defensemen and 10th among the nation's defensemen with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists).
  • Freshman season she led UNH in goals (9) and was second in both assists (16) and points (24).

Blake Bolden:

  • Bolden has represented the United States women’s national ice hockey team at the 2008 U18 World Championship.
  • Selected in the first round, fifth overall by the Boston Blades in the 2013 CWHL Draft, Bolden would become the first African-American player taken in the first round in the CWHL Draft's history.
  • Bolden competed in the 1st Canadian Women's Hockey League All-Star Game.
  • Her first three seasons at Boston College, Bolden has appeared in 102 contests.
  • Her 21 points during the 2011-12 campaign ranked second among defenders during Hockey East conference play. Statistically, she has amassed 20 goals and 33 assists.
  • She was part of the USA Hockey Evaluation Camp for the 2012 IIHF World Championship, and was a 2012 nominee for the Patty Kazmaier Award.
  • On August 21, 2012, Blake Bolden was appointed team captain for the 2012–13 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season.

Jillian Dempsey:

  • Dempsey has represented the United States women's national ice hockey team at the 2011 4 Nations Cup.
  • Played for the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey team from 2009 to 2013.
  • Graduate of the Rivers School and Harvard.
  • Selected as the 10th overall pick by the Boston Blades in the 2013 CWHL Draft.
  • Awarded the CWHL's Rookie of the Year Award in 2014 after leading all American-born players in league scoring.
  • Won the 2015 Clarkson Cup with the Boston Blades.

Rachel Llanes:

  • Currently playing in her second season in the NWHL for the Boston Pride.
  • Spent 2 years in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) with the Boston Blades and won a Clarkson Cup Championship in 2015.
  • Played college hockey at Northeastern University (2009-14).
  • Owns her own hockey training business; Train Perform Repeat. Her training program includes on and off ice hockey skill development, an individual strength and conditioning program, nutritional guidance, and mentoring.  
  • Currently a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Northeastern University, where she works with club sports and varsity teams.
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for New England Hockey Club (JWHL) in Marlboro.
  • Assistant Hockey Coach at Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, Mass.

Amy Zappen:

  • Amy Zappen is the Girls Goaltending Coordinator for Massachusetts Player Development (MPD) serving in that role since 2013.
  • She is currently the Goaltending Coach at Boston University and a goaltending coach for USA hockey at National Development Camps.
  • A former captain at St. Anselm College, Amy had a tremendous career and is the school all-time leader in saves made and saves per game while ranking second all-time in wins and shutouts.
  • During the 2011-2012 season, Amy was named ECAC Women’s East Goaltender of the Year, First Team All-ECAC East honors, selected to the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team and won the ECAC Open Tournament Championship.
Amy Zappen

Amy Zappen

Girls Goaltending Coordinator for Massachusetts Hockey