Maine women add former St. Cloud State goalie Newell as new assistant coach

Maine has named Kendall Newell to the coaching staff as the Black Bears’ new assistant coach.

Newell spent the past four seasons as head coach of the Banff Hockey Academy female prep team in Banff, Alberta.

During her time with Banff, Newell compiled a 109-76-8 coaching record, winning back-to-back regular-season championships in the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League and a Central Alberta Hockey League championship. Prior to her time at Banff, Newell spent a season (2009-2010) as an assistant coach with the SAIT Trojans of the Alberta College Athletic Conference and one season with the St. Cloud Icebreakers (2007-2008) varsity and JV teams in Minnesota High School Hockey League.

Newell also spent four seasons with St. Cloud State from 2004 to 2008 and as a goalie, posted a 24-26-9 record with a 2.69 GAA and a .908 save percentage with five shutouts.

The Phoenix product also spent one season with the Calgary Oval X-Treme of the Western Women’s Hockey League, where she led the league with nine wins, a 1.60 GAA and three shutouts.