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Stonehill tabs Tara Watchorn as first coach of women's hockey program

A bare canvas is not usually an item reserved for a hockey coach, but that’s exactly what Tara Watchorn will get to work with at Stonehill College. The opportunity to put her fingerprints all over a program that is in its infancy was the main attraction for Watchorn, who won a 2014 Olympic Gold medal playing for Team Canada, to become the first head coach in the history of Stonehill’s women’s ice hockey team.
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Stonehill Names Tara Watchorn as First Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach

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.
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