Terrier Icewomen Poised for Power

Women’s ice hockey coach Brian Durocher isn’t one to rest on his blades—er, [...]laurels.

After leading the Terriers to their first-ever Hockey East title and an NCAA tournament berth last year, Durocher is skating into his sixth season with three decidedly deadly new weapons, ones he hopes will help launch the squad back to the national championships.

So what kind of heat is Durocher packing? How does two Olympic gold medalists and one member of the Canadian National Team sound?

This fall, defender Catherine Ward (GSM’12) and forwards Marie-Philip Poulin (SED’14) and Jenn Wakefield (CAS’12) laced up their skates, donned red-and-white jerseys, and took to the ice at Walter Brown Arena. Last winter, Ward and Poulin were busy breaking American hearts in the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver. Poulin, in fact, scored both goals in the gold-medal game against Team USA. Wakefield, a member of the Canadian National Team and a 2010 Olympic alternate, has already notched three goals and two assists as a Terrier in the first two games of the 2010–11 season.

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