Kaylyn Bourque has been around sports since the day she was born, literally. Her mom was at a Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball game when she went into labor. Born July 4, 2006, Kaylyn has grown up in a family that loves sports.
Kaylyn’s love for hockey started when she was just 7 years-old. She came home from school with a flyer about the Central Maine youth hockey program. She pleaded with her parents to play hockey. Her mom, Cathy, a standout basketball player at the University of New England, had visions of Kaylyn playing basketball, but she could quickly tell Kaylyn really wanted to try hockey.
Cathy and her husband Brian could see Kaylyn’s passion when she talked about playing hockey. They supported her and it wasn’t long before her grandfather helped build a rink for Kaylyn in the front yard. By age 8 she was featured as the Dunkin Donuts athlete of the Month. From age 7-14 Kaylyn was already playing on boys teams.
Today, the front yard rink is a lot bigger at 56’ x 32’ and is maintained by the entire Bourque family. After a snow storm, Kaylyn can be found snow blowing the rink to get ready to start practicing again.
It’s Kaylyn’s commitment to the sport that has led to more opportunities for her. In 2018, Kaylyn played on the USA Hockey Development Team in Burlington, Vermont and won a gold medal at the Winter Classic Tournament in New Hampshire.
At the start of her high school career, Kaylyn was named Freshman of the Year. She led the Winslow/Gardiner/Erskine/Lawrence/Messalonskee/Brewer Black Tigers in scoring for the past two seasons and was named to the All-Conference team the past two seasons. During that time, she also played for the Maine Gladiators 16U Tier 2 (New England) in 2022.
In her sophomore year, Bourque was the leading goal scorer in the state with the 33 goals for the Black Tigers. She finished the season with 44 points in a COVID-shorten 15 game season. She averaged more than 3 points per game.
Following the 2021-22 season with the Black Tigers and Maine Gladiators, Kaylyn Bourque was selected to play on the 2022 New England District All-Star team. As a result, she established herself as one of the top girls ice hockey players in New England, culminating with a hockey try-out for the U.S. National team. Bourque scored and also registered several assists during the try-out.
In 2022, Kaylyn participated in some of the top hockey tournaments and camps in the country including the Chowder Cup Prospect Majors Tournament. Hockey Night in Boston Showcases, Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp and the University of Maine Prospect Camp.
In addition to playing hockey, Kaylyn is a standout soccer and lacrosse player. She set the single-game scoring record at Lawrence High School with 10 goals in one game. She scored 48 goals in her sophomore year, establishing her as one of the best lacrosse players in the state.
In the classroom, Kaylyn has been on the honor roll every quarter since 2014. She maintains a 93.18 GPA and was named the Lawrence High School Student of the Month in December of 2021.
Kaylyn is also active in her community having volunteered at the Lawrence Public Library and to support local youth by focuses on drug-prevention awareness and events with area youth.
In addition to her athletic and academic achievements, Bourque was the first athlete in the country to complete Pliable’s 10-Step Athlete Branding Playbook, including building her own website at KaylynBourque.com.
At age 16, Bourque is currently playing for the Casco Bay Maine Mariners Tier II U19 team and Kents Hill Prep School in Kents, Hill, Maine.
Kaylyn Bourque announced in November 2022, that she has transferred from Lawrence High School in Benton, Maine to Kents Hill Prep School. Bourque, has played the past two seasons for the Winslow/Gardiner/Erskine/Lawrence/Messalonskee/Brewer Black Tigers.
By transferring to Kents Hill, Bourque will compete in the NEPSAC and play with and against some of the top ice hockey players across the country.
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High School: Lawrence High School
Shoots (Left/right): Right
Birthplace: Portland, ME
Hometown: Benton, ME
High School: Lawrence High School
College: Actively looking and researching