On November 1, Kaylyn Bourque announced that she has transferred from Lawrence High School in Benton, Maine to Kents Hill Prep School in Kents Hill, Maine. Bourque, has played the past two seasons for the Winslow/Gardiner/Erskine/Lawrence/Messalonskee/Brewer Black Tigers.
At age 16, Bourque led the state in scoring for the Black Tigers as a sophomore with 33 goals in 15 games. She also played for the Maine Gladiators before joining the Casco Bay Mariners Tier II U19 team. She currently leads the Mariners in scoring and had one of her goals nominated to SportsCenter.
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.
“Since I was 7 years old, it has been my dream to play professional women’s ice hockey. Today, my passion and pursuit of that dream is stronger than ever as I take an important next step in my career. I am excited to announce I have been recruited and accepted by Kents Hill Prep School. Starting this hockey season, I look forward to building on my academic and athletic career with the Huskies. Attending prep school will help me get more exposure and take a step closer to playing college hockey,” said Bourque in an Instagram post with her announcement.
Kents Hill Prep School is located in Kents Hill, Maine, just 12 miles from the state capitol of Augusta. The location in Central Maine was part of the reason Bourque chose the prep school, which is less than an hour from Bourque’s hometown of Benton, Maine.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported me during this process, including my family, friends, teammates, coaches and teachers. I am very grateful for my time at Lawrence High School and to grow up in such an incredible community. I am proud to stay in Maine and remain close to the people who have helped me along the way.
I am very excited to attend Kents Hill because it will give me the opportunity to challenge myself in new ways and play against some of the best hockey competition in the country. Every athlete has a chance to write their own story, and this is the start of my next chapter,” explained Bourque.
Bourque will join a talented roster at Kents Hill under head coach Jasmine Webber. The Kents Hill School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team is a Division I program that plays in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).
With the completion of the Alfond Athletics Center, the school has made a commitment to support a girls’ varsity program that will complement an already established boys’ program. The league now includes 53 schools across many different states.
Kents Hill alumni have played college hockey at Providence College, The University of Vermont, Sacred Heart, St. Anselm, Utica College, New England College, UMass-Boston, St. Thomas University, Saint Mary’s University, University of Southern Maine, Bowdoin, Wesleyan, Salve Regina, Mt. Allison, St Olaf, Norwich, Castleton, Plymouth State, Becker, and Anna Maria College and more.