Stonehill College has named Boston University assistant coach Tara Watchorn, a 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist for the Canadian National Team, as the first head coach of its women's ice hockey program, which is set to open competition in the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) in the 2022-23 academic year. The announcement was made today by Stonehill Director of Athletics Dean O'Keefe. Stonehill announced the addition of women's ice hockey and accepted an invitation to the NEWHA, competing at the NCAA National Collegiate level, in December 2019. NEWHA is comprised of NCAA Division I and II institutions in the Northeast, with Stonehill's addition as the seventh member, and its first in the college hockey-rich Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Skyhawks join Franklin Pierce University, Long Island University, Post Universit y, Sacred Heart University, Saint Anselm College and Saint Michael's College.