Kennedy Returns for Second Stint as U.S. U18 Assistant Coach
April 22, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Associate Head Coach Courtney Kennedy has been selected to serve as assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team for the 2013-14 season in an announcement made by USA Hockey.
Kennedy returns for her second stint as assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team – assisting in the team’s silver medal at last year’s IIHF Under-18 World Championships in Finland. The U.S. fell to Canada 2-1 in the gold medal game on Jan. 5.
Kennedy joins Jeff Kampersal’s staff once again and welcomes in Katie Lachapelle – the assistant women’s hockey coach at Boston University.
“Jeff, Courtney and Katie represent a unique combination of playing and coaching at the highest levels and have contributed greatly to our development programs,” said Reagan Carey, director of women’s hockey at USA Hockey.
The staff will lead the team in the 2013 Women’s Under-18 series against Canada in Lake Placid, N.Y. from Aug. 21-25 and at the Under-18 Women’s World Championships to be held in the spring of 2014.
Under the tutelage of Kennedy and head coach Katie King Crowley, the BC women’s hockey team recorded its most successful season in team history (27 wins) and its third consecutive Frozen Four appearance.