Hoping to build upon a great 2008-2009 season, the St. Thomas University Tommies girls hockey team has acquired goaltender Kristin Wolfe of Chignecto, Nova Scotia for the 2009-2010 season.
"We are very fortunate to have recruited Kristin to our program," Tommies coach Peter Murphy said. "She is a quality goaltender who plays her angles well and is cool under pressure."
Wolfe makes the jump to St. Thomas after playing the last few seasons with Berkshire, a Division 1 prep school in New England.
"As a goalie, I love challenges," Wolfe said. "So I was excited to come back to Canada to play hockey with such a great program, at a unique university that allows me room to grow."
Wolfe has also trained with the Nova Scotia High Performance Program and was a member of the Nova Scotia team that placed fourth at the 2007 nationals.
"Kristin is a leader both on and off the ice and we expect her to fit in very well," Murphy said.
Wolfe will join returning goaltender Julia Sharun in net. Sharun was named AUS rookie of the year last season.
"We aim to have the top goaltending tandem in Atlantic university sport," Murphy added.
Wolfe is an outstanding athlete.
She was named top goaltender in the New England Prep School League and she was also named the most valuable player and junior female athlete of the year at Berkshire.
She captained her softball, soccer and hockey teams and was a residence advisor in her dorm.
She also shined academically as she earned the John F. Godman Scholar Award twice while retaining high honours academic standing.
Wolfe joins a team that had one of its best seasons last year, winning five of six season series against opponents and losing only two home games in regulation. They finished third in the AUS during the regular season with a 14-5-5 record, and defeated P.E.I. 1-0 in the conference quarterfinals.