ORONO, Maine — Kendall Newell, a former standout goalie at St. Cloud State University, has been named a University of Maine women’s hockey assistant coach, head coach Richard Reichenbach announced in a news release Monday.
Newell 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 (2009-10) as an assistant coach with the SAIT Trojans of the Alberta College Athletic Conference and one season with the St. Cloud Icebreakers (2007-08) varsity and junior varsity teams in the Minnesota High School Hockey League.
Newell was voted most valuable player at St. Cloud 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.
She is a Phoenix native who 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’s degree with a double major in psychology and communication studies at St. Cloud. She also recently completed her Hockey Canada High Performance I coaching certification.