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Lindsay McAlpine brings wealth of knowledge to Griffins women’s hockey program

Fri, Aug 10 2012
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MacEwan University and MacEwan University Griffins are proud to announce the hiring of Lindsay McAlpine as head coach of the women’s hockey program.

Lindsay brings a wealth of hockey experience to the Griffins program. She is the founder of High Tempo Hockey an all female hockey school and conditioning camp, as well as a former elite level player playing for the Edmonton Chimos. The former University of Alberta Panda’s standout is also a five-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national champion and was named the CIS National Player of the Year. Following her academic career, she worked as a teacher at Vimy Ridge Academy in the Edmonton School Board where she was also a part of the school’s hockey development academy, The Hockey Program.

“Her experience as a player, an academic and as our head coach, and the goals and objective she has committed to, are inspiring to our players and engage the MacEwan University core values,” commented Director of Athletics, Ken Schildroth. “Her leadership behind the bench and in the community makes her a great role model and a welcomed addition to our program moving into the future.”

Combining academics and athletics, Lindsay was an Academic All-Canadian while completing her Bachelor of Physical Education and Education degrees at the University of Alberta. The Edmonton native has also completed her Masters of Arts in Sport Sociology with a concentration on varsity women’s ice hockey.

“It is an hounour to be named as the full-time head coach of the MacEwan University women’s hockey team,” commented McAlpine. “This appointment not only fulfills a personal career goal, but is a huge step forward for the Griffins athletics program and for women’s hockey in the province of Alberta.”