Saint Anselm hired Jen Kindret as the school’s women’s hockey head coach, making it only the third person to lead the Hawks program since its inception.
Kindret comes to Hilltop from Robert Morris, where she was the Colonials’ top assistant coach for two years. Kindret helped the team to 36 wins in just two seasons and was part of the CHA title win program in 2021, which made the institution’s second NCAA appearance after the season.
Robert Morris announced that school this off-season Reduction of the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams.
“Jen’s passion for coaching and sports resonated with us during the search process,” said Daron Montgomery, Saint Anselm’s athletics director, in a statement. âShe will teach, guide and mentor our student athletes while building a championship culture on the hilltop. We look forward to working side by side with Coach Kindret to improve the brand and profile of Saint Anselm women’s ice hockey both within NEWHA and on the Division I stage. “
“I’m very excited to be part of the Hawks family,” added Kindret. âI can’t thank Daron Montgomery, Phil Rowe and Neil Duval enough for demonstrating their leadership skills and passion for athletics at Saint Anselm during the recruitment process. Since I entered campus, everyone I met has been full of energy, full of support and, most of all, proud to be part of such a special place. I can’t wait to get started and be part of this outstanding community on the Hilltop. “
Prior to joining Robert Morris, Kindret was responsible for starting the women’s hockey program at NCAA Division III King’s College in August 2016 and building a team from the ground up.
From August 2014 to May 2016, she spent two years as an assistant coach at Lindenwood, overseeing all of the team’s video-related efforts and developing scouting reports for the team’s opponents while earning an MBA in 2016.
During the 2013-14 season, Kindret volunteered with the NCAA Division III Chatham.
A native of Winnipeg, he stood out for Robert Morris for four years before graduating with a degree in sports management in 2013. As a two-time CHA All-Academic Team selection, she helped the Colonials to their first CHA postseason title in 2012 and ended her career with 13 goals and 30 points in 121 games.