Here's a great article on our own Blake Bolden from "The Color of Hockey" Blog.
Subtract the final two letters from Blake Bolden’s last name and you’ve summed up the type of move she’s made this hockey season.
Bolden has left what she’s known for more than eight years – history-making stardom in the National Women’s Hockey League,the Canadian Women’s Hockey Leagueand Boston College – to start over in a different league and different country.
The first African-American player in the NWHL and CWHL is patrolling the blue line this season as a defenseman for HC Lugano, a professional women’s team in southern Switzerland.
“I just wanted a fresh start, something I’ve never done before, a new experience,” Bolden told me weeks before she boarded a Swissair flight from Boston to her new hockey season home. “I’ve played in every league I could possible play in North America. I didn’t think it was time for me to quit and I really just wanted to put myself out of my comfort zone and experience new things and be able to travel in a basically different environment.”