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Lisa Champagne <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 20 Aug 2004 09:52:30 -0400
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Looney Named Assistant Womenıs Hockey Coach at Vermont
Two-Time Olympian Joins Catamount Staff

BURLINGTON, Vt. ­ Two-time Olympian Shelley Looney has been named an
assistant womenıs hockey coach at the University of Vermont. Head coach
Dennis Miller made the announcement today.

Looney, the first full-time assistant in the programıs history, scored the
game-winning goal to lead the US Womenıs Hockey team past Canada in the 1998
Winter Olympic Games in Nagao, Japan. The victory allowed the Americans to
capture the first gold medal in womenıs hockey in the history of the Olympic
Games. Looney also earned a silver medal with the US Womenıs Hockey team in
the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

³I am ecstatic to add an individual like Shelley to the program,² stated
Miller.  ³Shelley has succeeded at the highest level as an athlete.  She has
already gained international coaching experience in her first few years on
the bench.  I am very pleased to add her to the Vermont womenıs hockey

³I am happy to be joining a growing program at the University of Vermont.  I
hope to provide unique qualities to the program as a member of the coaching
staff,² said Looney.

For the past year, Looney has served as an assistant coach with the Under-17
Boysı National Team Development Program. She has assisted head coach David
Quinn in all on-ice and off-ice instruction and coaching situations. Looney
also served as coach at the USA Hockey National 13-14 year-old Camp this
summer and is an assistant for Team USAıs National Under-22 Womenıs Select

The USA Under-22 Select Team will play their counterparts from Canada at
Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday, August 28th at 1:30pm.

Looney, a native of Brownstown Township, Mich., has run the Shelley Looney
Hockey School in her home state of Michigan for the past two years.
Looney has been a member of the USA Womenıs Hockey team since 1992. She has
competed in seven International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Womenıs World
Championships, winning the silver medal all seven times. Looney earned two
gold medals at the IIHF Four Nations Cup. She has a total of 136 points
(61-75) in 151 games for Team USA during her career.

In the fall of 2002, Looney played with Team USA teammate Cammi Granato for
the Vancouver Griffins of the National Womenıs Hockey League. She finished
second no the team and fourth in the Western Conference with 35 points
(10-25) in 24 regular-season games.

Looney played her collegiate hockey at Northeastern University, tallying 127
points (68-59) in 105 games. She was named the ECAC Player of the Year as a
senior in 1993-94.  Looney graduated in 1994 with a bachelorıs degree from

For more information on UVM Athletics or the UVM women's hockey program
please visit - http://www.uvmathletics.com - the official web site of UVM


Vermont ­ Shelley Looney named womenıs hockey assistant coach.

Lisa Champagne
Assistant Director Athletic Communications
University of Vermont
226 Patrick Gym
Burlington, VT 05405
P: 802/656-1818
F: 802/656-8328
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