College Hockey:
Elmira Star Hurd Killed in Car Accident

D-III Women's Standout Led Eagles To Two D-III NCAA Titles

Laura Hurd, a former D-III women’s hockey star, was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Friday morning, according to the Elmira Star-Gazette. She was 24.

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Laura Hurd (2nd from left) and three Elmira seniors make sure they are the last to leave the ice following their final career game. (Photo: Angelo Lisuzzo)

The paper cited police sources saying that Hurd’s car went off road and struck a culvert around 6 a.m. The accident occurred in Watkins Glen, N.Y. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hurd was the first player ever to receive AHCA First Team All-American honors at the D-III women’s level, and she earned AHCA National Player of the Year for her senior season in 2004-05. She helped lead Elmira to the first two NCAA D-III women’s titles in the program’s inaugural seasons.

The Kingston, Ont. native finished her career with 237 career points in 110 games.

Laura Hurd, A Look Back

March 9, 2002: Hurd, Eagles Stun Hockey World

Feb. 20, 2005: Laura Hurd Interview from USCHO Game of the Week

Feb. 20, 2005: Soaring Eagles Top Panthers To Close Out 2004-05 Regular Season

March 18, 2005: Soaring Eagles Top Cardinals in 2005 D-III Semifinals

March 19, 2005: Soaring Eagles Come Up Just Short in 2005 NCAA Final

Note: The site of the accident was corrected to Watkins Glen, N.Y. following later reports.

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