I think if the NEHC continues to reject Anna Maria, Anna Maria would be smart to try and join the CHC considering they would line up geographically and that they're private schools. The only other option would be trying to join the NEWHL which wouldn't fit as nicely in terms of type of institution and geography. And with the CHC losing the two SUNYs to the NEWHL and assuming the WNEU women join them, they'll be the Commonwealth Coast Conference Women in all but name. And if they take the name and Wentworth and/or Curry add a women's team they might not feel the need to add Anna Maria either. And also added in is that joining the CHC would help the women, but the men's program needs a conference too.
I don't know how viable an independent DIII program would be long term.
All of this to my knowledge is speculation. For all I know, the NEHC will announce AM is joining, there are no more new programs coming other than WNEU and the CHC remains apart from the CCC the same way the NEWHL remains separate from the SUNYAC.
Other than Canton and Morrisville to the NEWHL and Alvernia joining the UCHC upon debut is there any other announced re-alignment I'm forgetting? Has the UCHC made a decision as to whether the Wilkes women get to play in the conference next year? They're listed as an independent but their goalie won a UCHC goalie of the week award...
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Sophie Streed-F-Surry, NH-Vermont Academy to Plymouth State
Ali Noeding-F-Washington Depot, CT-The Gunnery to King's
Avery Flynn-D-Wolcott, CT-Loomis Chaffee to Amherst
Jayden Kelley-F-East Berne, NY-CT Junior Eagles to SUNY Cortland
Jenna Crisp-F-Vaughan Flames to Castleton
Katie Campoli-D-West Greenwich, RI-New England Hockey Club to Castleton
Maddie Hong-F-Glastonbury, CT-Loomis Chaffee to Hamilton
Sam Lawler-F-Billerica, MA-East Coast Wizards was listed as a JWU committ in my first post per Neutral Zone but now seeing NZ listing her as going to Castleton...
Some updates from the WI area:
Katie McCoy - G - Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to Gustavus Adolphus
Elle Krellwitz - F - Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to Bethel
Grace Tillis - D - Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to St. Olaf
Brooke Anderson - F - Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to Marian
Lauren Arnholt - D - Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to St. Norbert
Caroline Jenkins - F - Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to Wesleyan
Grace Schwartz - F Milwaukee Jr. Admirals to Salve Regina
Mesa Meyer - F/D - Madison Capitols to Finlandia
Sarah Varga - G - Madison Capitols to UW River Falls
Eve Parker - F - Madison Capitols to St. Norbert
Carleigh Drill - D - Madison Capitols to Augsburg
Margaret Wohlleber - F - Madison Capitols to St. Norbert
Alyssa Heim - F - Beaver Dam HS / Team Wisconsin to UW Eau Claire
The St. Olaf College athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Tracy Johnson as the fourth head women's hockey coach in program history.
Johnson, a Plymouth, Minn. native, comes to St. Olaf following six seasons as the head women's hockey coach at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., where she led the Mustangs to a record of 85-60-11 (.580) after taking over the second-year program in 2013-14. Stevenson won at least 14 games in four of Johnson's six seasons and claimed the inaugural Colonial Hockey Conference title in 2015-16.
So, Stevenson has an opening.
As for Stevenson, I think they might not not need to look too far. Their assistant Jocey Kleiber has been with them 3 seasons and prior to that was an assistant with NAHA at the junior level and a grad assistant for DI RMU. There could always be a candidate with HC experience at the junior level or even another DIII that might consider it a step up from where they are now, but if they're open to a first-time DIII HC she could be as good an option as any from the outside.
Looks like St. Norbert has an opening as well! Posted on Holy Cross website. Nothing I saw on St. Norberts.
Caeley Smith-F-Yonkers, NY-Taft to SUNY Canton
Jessica Eccleston-D-New Canaan, CT-New Canaan HS to Hamilton
Reid Bahr-G-Okotoks, AB-Banff Hockey Academy to Adrian
Bella Moskonas-D/F-Greenfield, WI-CYA to SUNY Morrisville
Anna Van Hercke-G-Castle Rock, CO-CYA to Concordia (WI)
Hannah Aveni-G-Melrose, MA-Austin Prep to Southern Maine
Emma Clark-D-Delaware, OH-Northeast Storm [Boys] to Wilkes
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Abbey Barcless-D-Trenton, NJ-Princeton Tiger Lillies to Wilkes
Bailey Kelley-F-Farmington, MN-Farmington HS to UW-Superior
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Olivia Smallbrock-F-Kasson, MN-Dodge County to UW-Eau Claire
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Tori Cottrell-G-Orchard Park, NY-FLOP to SUNY Buffalo State
Abigail Lillis-F-Orchard Park, NY-FLOP/Buffalo Bisons to Utica
Adriana "Sissy" Harman-F-Eden, NY-HEWS/Buffalo Bisons to SUNY Morrisville
Izzy Friedman-F-Buffalo, NY-Monsignor Martin to William Smith
- Lauryn Hull - F - Team Wisconsin to St. Scholastica
- Kiley Hahner - F - Team Wisconsin to UW Stevens Point
- Gaby Turer - F - Team Wisconsin to St. Norbert
- Drew Deanovich - D - Team Wisconsin to UW Eau Claire
- Tori Nelson - D - Team Wisconsin to UW Eau Claire
Couple of new recruits:
Julia Carroll-G-Albert Bridge, NS-MacIntyre Chevy Panthers AAA to Nichols
Grace Dodge-F-St. Paul, MN-St. Paul/Henry Sibley HS to Anna Maria
EDIT: also looks like the two coaches were related, perhaps father and son. Departures were announced the same day, with the AD attributed in the announcement about men's coach Bill Moore and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Life named as announcing the departure of Greg Moore.
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