Kaitlin Tse ’19 Signs Pro Deal with Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays

Kaitlin Tse ?19 high five-ing a teammate during a Vanke Rays hockey game.

SHENZHEN, China – Recent Harvard women's hockey graduate, Kaitlin Tse, has agreed to terms with the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays of the Russian Women's Hockey League. The Vanke Rays joined the Russian women's hockey leave following the dissolution of the CWHL last May.

Former North Dakota head coach, Brian Idalski, will lead the team during the 2019-20 season as the China based team faces the other seven Russian teams in the league. 

During the 2018-19 season, Tse raked in 15 points with a team-leading five power play goals. The Toronto, Ontario native also led blue liners with 54 blocked shots across appearances in 30 games. Additionally, Tse was named an ACHA Krampade All American Scholar and earned a spot on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team following the completion of her History of Art and Architecture degree.