BOSTON (July 26, 2018) – The Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) are excited to welcome Paul Kennedy as the new head coach of the Boston Blades for the upcoming 2018-19 CWHL season.
“It’s an honour to step into the role of head coach with the Boston Blades,” stated Kennedy. “I’m well aware of the decorated history this franchise possesses and I know there is a bright future ahead.”
The 2018 Women’s Ice Hockey Founders Award Recipient, Kennedy joins the CWHL having provided top-level coaching for high-performance athletes specifically in the Massachusetts area over the course of the past 15 years.
Throughout his career, Kennedy has worked extensively with USA Hockey. He was the power skating coach for the Women’s National Team, retiring in 2014, and he serves as an instructor at the National Development Camps and as an evaluator and scout for the National Team program.
In 2003-04 Paul started the East Coast Wizards Program, a place for post-college players to play, where Olympians such as Courtney Kennedy, Andrea Kllbourne, Katie King, Tricia Dunn and Angela Ruggiero would play in the inaugural season.
In 2005 Paul launched All Out Summer Skate, an eight-week long summer program for college players to hone their skills and aid in their pursuit of individual goals.
Well known within the Massachusetts hockey community, Paul will play a pivotal role in the rebuilding of the Blades franchise starting with the continued recruitment of players for the 2018 CWHL Draft and the establishment of a strong support staff for the upcoming 2018-2019 season.
“There is a great number of strong players and hockey minds within the community and the true task will be finding the best of each to be part of our team,” said Kennedy. “It all begins with the draft and I’m very excited to hit the ground running.”