Penn State women’s hockey: Nittany Lions add Drennen to coaching staff

June 2, 2014 

— The Penn State women’s hockey team has added Courtney Drennen to its coaching staff, announcing her addition to its bench on Monday.

The former standout goalie at Mercyhurst joins the Nittany Lion staff after two seasons coaching at Wesleyan University and three at North Dakota.

“Courtney brings outstanding playing and coaching experience to our program,” head coach Josh Brandwene said. “She has a positive coaching style and skill set that is an exact match for our student athletes. We are excited to welcome Courtney to the Penn State hockey family.”

The 2009 Mercyhurst graduate had a 26-4-2 record for the Lakers, a Penn State rival in College Hockey America, helping them to the 2009 Frozen Four.

The Nittany Lions posted a 4-29-3 record last season in their second campaign as a varsity program.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the Penn State women’s hockey program,” said Drennen. “Penn State has an amazing tradition of success in athletics, and I am eager to be part of this tradition. Being part of a program that is so well supported by the University, its administration, and the local community is a great opportunity. Returning to College Hockey America will be thrilling and challenging, and I am excited to face these familiar programs behind the Penn State bench.”

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