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June 12, 2011

Harvard's Stone to Remain National Team Coach Through 2011-12 Season

Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Katey Stone, the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey, will continue her position as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team through the 2011-12 season, USA Hockey announced on Thursday, June 10. Stone was initially named head coach of the U.S. squad on June 24, 2010.
 
Her first season at helm of the National Team was a successful one, beginning with a national team camp that she oversaw in Lake Placid, N.Y., last August. From there, Stone led the red, white and blue to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Four Nations Cup in St. John’s, N.L., dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to archrival Canada in the final. Stone helped Team USA close the 2010-11 campaign on a high note as the squad captured its third-straight IIHF World Women’s Championship title, downing Canada, 3-2, in overtime in the championship match.
 
Stone will begin the 2011-12 campaign with the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival Aug. 12-20 in Blaine, Minn., and will see the team compete in the IIHF 12 Nations Tournament (Aug. 23-31), the 2011 Four Nations Cup (Nov. 9-14) and the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship (April 7-14).  She will also oversee the USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp Dec. 26-31.
 
Entering her 18th season behind the Harvard bench, Stone remains the winningest coach in Division I collegiate women’s hockey with a career record of 356-155-31. Last season, she led the Crimson to a 17-11-4 record, a runner-up finish in the regular season conference standings and a berth in the ECAC semifinal round.