Philadelphia Flyers To Help Bring Division I Women’s Hockey to the University of Delaware


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The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to grow the game of hockey, and bringing Division I women's hockey to the University of Delaware is another step in that direction.

The Philadelphia Flyers recently announced a new partnership with the University of Delaware to establish the institution’s first-ever NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey program, writes Frederick Sinclair for CBS News Philadelphia

Flyers’ President of Hockey Operations Keith Jones was very clear about why this partnership came to be.

“To grow the game of hockey. The number of priority … we are taking another step in doing just that,” he said. 

The University of Delaware will become only the 45th school in the nation to offer a women’s ice hockey program.

Allison Coomey has been named as the team’s first head coach.

She brings with her a wealth of experience, having previously served seven seasons with the women’s hockey team at Penn State, including a tenure as head coach beginning in the 2020-21 season.

Coomey led the team to a 22-13-3 record and clinched the College Hockey America tournament title for the second consecutive year.

This new partnership promises to redefine collegiate ice hockey and elevate the sport to new heights.

Read more about the historic partnership to bring women’s ice hockey to the University of Delaware in CBS News Philadelphia.


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