One other coach with ties to Maine has been named to guide a United States girls’s ice hockey nationwide staff.
Lewiston native Katie Lachapelle, the first-year head coach at Hockey East member Holy Cross, has been named to direct the U.S. Beneath-18 squad. It can take part within the 2021 Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation Beneath-18 World Championships scheduled for January 2021.
“I’m extraordinarily honored and grateful to function the top coach of the U.S. Beneath-18 Girls’s Nationwide Group,” Lachapelle mentioned in a press launch. “I’m excited for the problem forward and look ahead to working with the most effective younger gamers within the nation.”
Katie Million, director of the ladies’s nationwide staff applications for USA Hockey, mentioned they had been extraordinarily lucky to land Lachapelle.
“She brings vital expertise, together with in worldwide hockey, and has performed an essential function in our general girls’s nationwide staff program for a number of years,” Million mentioned.
Bob Corkum, a former standout hockey participant who was the affiliate head coach on the College of Maine, is the top coach for the highest girls’s nationwide staff.
Lachapelle performed 116 profession video games at Windfall School from 1995-1999 and racked up 98 factors (40 targets, 58 assists). She served because the affiliate head coach at Holy Cross for 2 years earlier than taking up as the top coach.
The Crusaders went 5-23-5 general, 5-20-2 in Hockey East, of their second 12 months within the league after posting 1-29-Three and 1-25-1 data throughout 2018-2019.
Lachapelle was an assistant coach for the U.S. Beneath-18 staff for 4 seasons and helped information it to a few gold medals and one silver medal within the IIHF U18 World Championships. She additionally served as an assistant for the U.S. Beneath-22 Choose staff in 2018 and 2019.
She beforehand spent 9 seasons as an assistant at Boston College, serving to the Terriers earn two journeys to the Frozen 4 amongst six NCAA Event appearances and 5 Hockey East titles. Lachapelle additionally was an assistant for 4 years at Ohio State and likewise labored at Niagara and Union.
She gained the Girls’s Assistant Coach Award from the American Hockey Coaches Affiliation in 2013.
— to bangordailynews.com