University of Maine women’s hockey coach Maria Lewis has been named Hockey East Co-Coach of the Year and was honored during the league’s awards banquet in Hyannis, Mass., Friday night.
Lewis guided the Bears to a 17-10-6 record, the first time the team ended the season over .500 since 2005-06. Maine advanced to the Hockey East quarterfinal round where it was beaten by Providence 6-0.
In two seasons with the program, Lewis has compiled a 29-28-11 record and guided her team to the playoffs both years.
This season, Maine surpassed its previous mark of most conference wins in a season (nine) by finishing with a league record of 11-8-2. The Bears also tied their mark for most wins overall in a season (17).
Three Maine players also earned Hockey East honors as Brittany Dougherty was named to the second team and Danielle Ward and goalie Brittany Ott were honorable mentions.
Dougherty finished the season setting career marks in goals (16), assists (17) and total points (33) while Ward finished with 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points.
Ott won a career-high 13 games, compiling a 13-10-3 record with a save percentage of .919 and a 2.46 goals-against average.
Northeastern goalie Florence Schelling was named the league’s player of the year and her coach, Dave Flint, was the co-coach of the year.