HANCOCK — Finlandia College named a brand new head coach Monday for its girls’s hockey workforce.
Lindsay Macy of White Hen, Idaho, takes the place of Matt Marchel, who had been the Lions’ head coach for 5 seasons.
Macy began an AAA women program for the Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in keeping with a Finlandia sports activities information launch. This system was the one U.S. program within the prestigious Canadian Sports activities College Hockey League.
“I’m very happy that Lindsay is taking up our program,” Finlandia athletic director Curtis Wittenberg stated. “Her taking part in, teaching and administrative experiences are going to be property not just for the ladies’s hockey workforce, however for Finlandia College as a complete. Lindsay brings power and enthusiasm, which this system will profit from.”
Macy received her teaching begin at her alma mater, Owatonna (Minnesota) Excessive College, the place she coached in each the ladies and boys JV and varsity applications. Her teaching expertise additionally contains personal classes, small group classes and working hockey colleges for youths of all ages via her enterprise, Lamplighters Hockey.
“I’m excited to take over because the chief of a girls’s hockey program that already has nice athletes, administration and group assist,” Lacy stated. “I look ahead to utilizing my expertise, pleasure and fervour for the sport to proceed the method of making a tradition of success at Finlandia.
“It’s my aim to make use of hockey as an avenue to assist student-athletes turn into optimistic function fashions and leaders at Finlandia, of their communities and amongst their households. I’m trying ahead to growing the ladies’s program at Finlandia and likewise persevering with the event of grass-roots hockey efforts within the space.”
Macy has a wide range of experience within the hockey world, together with holding Degree IV USA Hockey teaching certifications, a Degree I USA Hockey referee certification and has served because the assistant basic supervisor of CDA Hockey Academy whereas heading the ladies program.
As a participant at Owatonna, she amassed 413 factors in 152 video games. On the College of Wisconsin within the WCHA, she scored 74 factors in 66 video games. She completed her collegiate profession at one other WCHA member, Minnesota State College-Mankato, accumulating 44 factors in 62 video games.
Macy additionally had a stint on the U.S. Beneath-22 nationwide workforce.
After graduating from faculty, she performed a season for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Girls’s Hockey League, serving to the Whitecaps win the championship and attain the Clarkston Cup closing.
Macy has a bachelor’s diploma in sports activities administration with a minor in advertising and marketing from Minnesota State.
Finlandia struggled to an 0-24 file within the season simply concluded, although seven losses have been by only one or two objectives. The workforce battled accidents all through the second half and normally solely had 10 to 12 skaters out there within the latter phases of the season.
Goalie Annah Smiddy, who simply completed her senior season, turned this system’s all-time chief with 3,519 minutes performed, 2,489 saves and a .901 saves share. She can be second with seven wins and fourth with a 4.64 goals-against common.
4 of her teammates have been named to the Nationwide Collegiate Hockey Affiliation All-Educational Workforce — senior Kait Ryynanen and junior Abby Kolek, every for the third time, and senior Bella Abear and sophomore Malone Hiebert, each for the primary time.
The Lions had one Higher Peninsula participant on its roster this season, freshman Cassidy Becia of Houghton.
Finlandia has introduced two girls’s hockey participant commitments up to now week, goalie Cassie Troy of Bailey, Colorado, and ahead Abby Dawson of Rocky View County, Alberta.
Data compiled by Journal Sports activities Editor Steve Brownlee. His e mail tackle is firstname.lastname@example.org.