Maine Women's Ice Hockey Adds Assistant

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine head women's ice hockey coach Richard Reichenbach announced recently that he has has added Kendall Newell to the coaching staff. She spent the past four seasons as head coach of the Banff Hockey Academy Female Prep team in Banff, Alberta. 

During her time with Banff, Newell compiled a 109-76-8 coaching record, winning back-to-back regular season championships in the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League and a Central Alberta Hockey League championship.

Prior to her time at Banff Academy, Newell spent a season (2009-2010) as an assistant coach with the SAIT Trojans of the Alberta College Athletic Conference and one season with the St. Cloud Icebreakers (2007-2008) Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams in Minnesota High School Hockey League.

Newell, a goaltender, spent four seasons with the St. Cloud State University women's hockey team. She was voted most valuable player on her team for the 2007-08 season as well as being named to the WCHA All-Academic Team the same year. In 65 career games, she posted a 24-26-9 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .908 save-percentage along with five shutouts.

The Phoenix, Arizona product also spent one season with the Calgary Oval X-Treme of the Western Women's Hockey League where she led the league with nine wins, a 1.60 goals-against average and three shutouts.

Newell graduated with a bachelor of arts degree and double major in psychology and communication studies from St. Cloud University. She has also recently completed her Hockey Canada High Performance I coaching certification.

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