Franklin Pierce to add women’s hockey for ’12-13 season

Franklin Pierce announced recently that the school will sponsor three new varsity intercollegiate sports, including women’s hockey, starting in the fall of 2012.

“This is a very exciting time for Franklin Pierce University,” said school president Dr. James Birge said in a news release. “Everyone associated with the university should be extremely proud of the work that has gone into developing this initiative.”

A search for a head coach will begin immediately. Once hired, the new coach will spend the rest of the 2011-2012 academic year on the road recruiting prospective student-athletes to field a full roster for next season.

Franklin Pierce already has a Division II men’s program that competes in the Northeast-10 conference.

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