With the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s draft taking place in just a few days on Sunday, August 20th, for HERSday we wanted to highlight two Colorado natives who are registered for the draft.
The first is Taryn Harris - a defenseman from Morrison, CO.
Harris is an alumni of the Colorado Select which we highlighted a few weeks ago as one of the best women’s hockey programs in the world. Harris furthered her hockey career at Manhattanville College, and now it seems she looks to extend her career in the CWHL.
While at Manhattanville Harris had a decently strong career. She put up 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 100 career games. In her junior year, Harris wore an “A” for Manhattanville before donning the “C” for her final year where she posted a career high 13 points.
Harris also had a strong academic career and was named to several all-academic teams.
Kristen Embrey is right wing from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She is entering the draft out of the University of Massachusetts Boston.
She too is a former Colorado Select.
At the end of her college career, Embrey averaged just below a half a point per game. She scored 16 goals with 30 assists for 46 points in 102 games.
She also received all-academic team honors.
This year’s CWHL Draft is an interesting one. Entering an Olympic year most of the league’s top players are with the Canadian women’s national team. Also this year the draft list is highlighted with former NWHL players who look to be making the transition to the CWHL. For the 2017 CWHL Draft, there are 119 players registered which is up from 47% the 81 last year. Ten countries are represented in the draft: Canada, China, Russia, Finland, France, USA, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Turkey.