This is their 3rd title since the women’s hockey program was started just over 10 years ago. I say that makes them a powerhouse!
I was in grad school as they started the program. I was actually in a few classes with the newly hired coach, Jamie Wood. Jamie led the team to a national title in each of their first two years as a team. Jamie had a stint as a coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s team a few years back and is now at UNH.
I have a strange streak going in regards to women’s hockey.
When I was an undergrad at UMD they started putting together a women’s program. Shortly after I graduated in 1999 they went on to win three straight national titles.
Then I moved on to grad school and EC started putting together their program. Shortly after I left they won 2 straight titles.
ECs current women’s coach is a guy named Dean Jackson. He was an undergrad when I was at EC. He played for the men’s team and I am pretty sure he lived in the building I ran as a hall director. He and I are both members of the class of ’03. I am happy to see he has found success as a coach.
So here’s to the Soaring Eagles!