John Abbott College Athletic Director Steve Shaw is very pleased and excited to announce that Noemie Marin is the new Lady Islander Hockey Head Coach effective immediately.
Marin is replacing Hank Binning who recently stepped down as the Lady Isles Head Coach. She brings with her a tremendous passion for the game of hockey, a positive attitude and a strong desire to rebuilding the John Abbott hockey program.
“I couldn’t have been happier when Noemie told me she had accepted my offer to coach our hockey team. She is a very proud woman with a passion for the game. Our former coach Hank Binning recommended her to me and she is the exactly the person we wanted,” said Shaw. “The girls are very excited.”
“I am very thrilled to join this hockey program. There is nothing more exciting in coaching than working with young athletes whose desire is to learn and get better “commented Noemie.
Recently named to the coaching staff of the Quebec U-18 team, she is also an assistant coach with the Canadian U-18 team and the Technical Director for Lakeshore hockey. After graduating from College St-Laurent in 2003 she attended to the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in both Community Health and Physical Education. She was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
In Minnesota Noemie was an alternative captain in 2006 and the captain in 2007 when the Bulldogs lost to Wisconsin in the national championship in 2007. Noemie was a finalist for the Patti Kazmaier Award (NCAA Player of the Year) in both 2006 and 2007 and the MVP of the NCCAA Frozen Four Skills Competition in 2007.
She currently plays professional hockey for the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The Stars won the Clarkson Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and this past season Noemie led the Stars in goals scored.
She was also part of the Canadian Women’s Hockey National Program from 2005 to 2012 including playing for the Canadian Hockey U-22 Team in 2004 and 2005.
When she is not playing or coaching hockey she found time to play softball including playing for the Canadian Women’s National Team from 2002 to 2008. In 2008 she played in the Olympics in Beijing, China.
For more information please contact Steve Shaw at 514-457-6610, ext. 5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org