College Hockey:
St. Michael’s women name Rapin new assistant coach

St. Michael’s on Tuesday announced the hiring of Chelsea Rapin as a new assistant coach.

Rapin was a former team captain and four-year player at Vermont from 2008-12.

“I am looking forward to this great opportunity,” said Rapin in a statement. “I cannot wait until practices and games start. I am looking forward to watching these young ladies grow as players and cannot wait to share all that I have learned with them.”

“We are excited that Chelsea has decided to join our team, with her background and qualifications and her love for the game of ice hockey,” added St. Michael’s head coach Chris Donovan. “I look forward to working with her.”

A captain for the 2011-12 team at Vermont, Rapin finished her career with 19 goals and 20 assists in 130 games and also qualified for the Hockey East All-Academic Team three times.

A native of Walled Lake, Mich., Rapin competed in five USA Hockey championships during her youth, playing primarily for Honeybaked before helping Little Caesars advance to the U-19 national title game during her senior year of high school.

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