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Kristen Wright Named Manager of Girls' Hockey Player Development

By USAHockey.com, 12/11/14, 5:00PM MST

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Kristen Wright (St. Paul, Minn.) has been named manager of girls’ hockey player development it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Wright, who earned her law degree from the University of Colorado in May of 2011, has served as the head coach of the University of Colorado women’s ice hockey team, an American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I member, since May of 2009. Last season, the University of Colorado Collegiate Sport Clubs named her its coach of the year.

She played four years of college hockey (2004-2008) for NCAA Division III Connecticut College (New London, Connecticut), a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Wright served as team captain her junior and senior campaigns and in 95 career games with the Camels tallied 18 goals and 30 assists. She was a two-time AWCHA National Scholar Athlete and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and international relations in May of 2008.

Wright, who played on the Shattuck-St. Mary’s School Girls’ Prep Team from 2002-2004, will serve as head coach of the 2015 U.S. Women’s National University Team that will compete in the Winter World University Games from Feb. 4-14 in Granada, Spain. She was the assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National University Team that earned a bronze medal in the 2013 Winter World University Games, the first men’s or women’s team from the U.S. to medal in the event.

Additionally, Wright is a USA Hockey Level IV official and has been an evaluator at the USA Hockey Colorado state player development camps.

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