Sep 13, 2017
Courtesy of Bob Ziadie, King's College
WILKES-BARRE,Pa.— KIng's College women's ice hockey coach Jennifer Kindret has announced Megan Ahern as the new assistant coach of the Lady Monarchs.
Ahern joins an NCAA Division III program playing its first year of ice hockey this season as King's joins the newly-formed United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). King's also holds membership in the Middle Atlantic Conference, which will begin sponsoring ice hockey this season.
Ahern recently graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY where she was a four-year player competing in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which is regarded as one of the top academic/athletic conferences in the nation.
"I am incredibly excited for the chance to coach at King’s alongside Coach Kindret," Ahern said. "It is a unique opportunity to come into a program and be able to build from the ground up. Our goal is to cultivate a hockey program that parallels the prestigious academics and community culture here at King’s."
As a forward, Ahern played in 99 career games and scored 38 points on 13 goals and 25 assists. As a senior in 2016-17, she played in 25 games and tallied 14 points on four goals and 10 assists. As a junior, she registered 11 points on 4 goals and 7 assists.
Ahern is a native of Oswego, NY and is a cum laude graduate of college preparatory boarding school, the Millbrook School.
“I am thrilled to have Megan on board as our first ever women’s hockey assistant coach," Kindret stated. "Her experiences and insight attending the Millbrook School and Hamilton College will instantly benefit our current and future players as well as our overall new program. She brings a great set of skills and eagerness to learn that will help develop our culture and excellence on the ice, in the classroom and community."
King's will officially begin practice on October 16. The Lady Monarchs will play their first games November 3-4 at the Commonwealth Cup Tournament at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.