Aug. 22, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Associate BC Head Coach Courtney Kennedy has just completed a stint with the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 team in a three game series against Canada. Kennedy joined head coach Jeff Kampersal and assistant Steve Guider for the series and will also coach the 2013 IIHF Women’s World U18 Championship this upcoming winter.
The Under-18 team dropped two of three decisions against Canada, including a tough 5-4 shootout loss in game three.
Under Courtney’s guidance, the 2011-12 campaign gave way for another stout defensive effort from the Eagles all season long. BC finished ninth in the nation in scoring defense (2.14 goals per game) and goaltender Corinne Boyles pitched six shutouts while sporting a .921 save percentage. In conference play, the Eagles were even stingier allowing only 1.76 goals per game.
Kennedy, a Woburn, Mass. native, was a two-time All-American defenseman at Minnesota in 1999 and 2001. As a senior in 2001, she earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors. She was also a Top Three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award given to the most outstanding college player.
2012 Women’s Under-18 Series Results:
Game 1: Canada 3, USA 2
Game 2: USA 3, Canada 1
Game 3: Canada 5, USA 4 (SO)