Sarah Hood, the ECAC Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Ice Hockey, has decided to resign due to personal reasons. Hood was in charge of all aspects of Women’s Division I ice hockey in her two-year tenure with the league.
“I have very much enjoyed the past two seasons, and feel that I have been very fortunate to have been able to experience the sport from the inside view that afforded by an administrative position, especially during this exciting time,” said Hood. “Women’s hockey has come a long way in a few short years, evidenced in part by highlights like last year’s national championship game.
“Given the level of commitment to women’s hockey displayed by both the ECAC and its member schools, I am confident that the league will take another step forward with my successor.”
In the two years that Hood oversaw the league, it went through many changes. In her first year there were a total of 15 teams split into the ECAC North and East. Last year, five teams split to form the Women’s Hockey East and Niagara was not invited into the ECAC. In those two years, the ECAC has had the national runners-up for Division I Women’s Hockey, Brown and Harvard.
The position for Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Ice Hockey was created when Hood was hired in three years ago. A search for her successor will begin when Hood leaves within the next two weeks.