March 15, 2011
Boston College women's hockey coach Katie King is among six finalists for the 2010-11 American Hockey Coaches Association Women's Hockey Coach of the Year award, according to announcement by the organization on Tuesday.
King, in her fourth season as head coach at Boston College, has led the Eagles to a 24-6-6 record this season. The Eagles captured their first Hockey East Tournament championship, earned the NCAA Tournament's No. 4 seed and defeated Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the national tournament to earn a berth in the 2011 NCAA Frozen Four in Erie, Pa.
King is joined by Bob Deraney (Providence), Doug Derraugh (Cornell), Brian Duroucher (Boston University), Mark Johnson (Wisconsin) and Mike Sisti (Mercyhurst) as finalists for the award.
To be a finalist for the award, you must either receive conference coach of the year recognition or guide your team to a berth in the in the NCAA Championship Frozen Four. The recipient of this year's award will be announced after the conclusion of the Frozen Four in Erie, Pa.
Boston College will face Wisconsin, the NCAA tournament's top seed, on Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. inside Tullio Arena. The Badgers earned the Western College Hockey Association regular-season and tournament titles before defeating Minnesota-Duluth in NCAA quarterfinal action. Wisconsin is 35-2-2.