Derek Alfama Named General Manger of Boston Blades

Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is pleased to welcome Derek Alfama, as the new general manager of the Boston Blades.

Derek joins the Boston Blades with ten years experience as an Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach in the NCAA ECAC and Hockey East divisions. Most recently, he was the Assistant Coach of the Providence College Women’s Hockey team, where he guided the team to a second-place finish with a consistent top ten national ranking throughout the season. Alfama helped to facilitate all recruiting efforts including identifying recruiting opportunities, communicating with potential recruits and their parents, reviewing all academic information and coordinating all visits.  He was also the forward skills coach and power play coordinator.

Prior to his time at Providence College, Alfama served as the assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for two seasons (2013 – 2015). Previous to that he was with The College of the Holy Cross where worked with the Crusaders for two seasons and in both seasons, helped lead the team to the ECAC Open Championship game. Alfama spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Norwich University Cadets (2008-2011) in which the team made three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, including the quarterfinals in the 2008-09 season and runner-up in 2009-10. Norwich won the NCAA Championship in 2011.

Alfama has a wealth of experience and is an award-winning coach. He was a part of the staff at Norwich University who received the American College Hockey Association Division III Women’s Staff of the Year Award in two of his three seasons. He was also awarded the 2016 Hockey East Coaching Staff of the Year with Providence College Hockey staff and was runner-up in 2017.

About the CWHL

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. With six current clubs throughout North America and China, it enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment, and motivation. The league is a centrally funded not-for-profit organization, meaning all participating teams receive equal access to funding to ensure equal opportunity and competition. To learn more visit


Jessica Rochwerg
Supervisor, Communications
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Derek Alfama
General Manager – Boston Blades
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