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Blanchard Named Assistant Coach

Blanchard Named Assistant Coach

Part of 7 National Championship Teams


NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Danielle Blanchard, who has been part of seven national championship teams at Plattsburgh State, has joined the Yale women's hockey coaching staff as an assistant.


The Newmarket, Ontario, native brings a decade of coaching experience as well as a decorated on-ice career to Yale as a two-time national champion and four-time All-American at Plattsburgh State.


"Danielle is one of the premier, up-and-coming assistant coaches in women's college hockey. Her record of success at Plattsburgh State as a player and a coach is unmatched and truly remarkable," said Mark Bolding, Yale's Susan Cavanagh Head Coach of Women's Ice Hockey. "We are so excited to have Danielle on staff to help bring in her winning ways, her keen attention to detail, and championship recruiting eye to the program.  She will be a great addition to Yale women's hockey as we look to build a contender in our tough league."


As an assistant coach with Plattsburgh State, Blanchard helped lead the Cardinals to five NCAA Division III National Championships during her six-year tenure, which included a 164-11-5 overall record.


Blanchard was a member of the 2007 and 2008 national championship teams. In 2008, she earned the Laura Hurd Award as the top Division III women's hockey player in the nation.


Before returning to her alma mater as an assistant coach in 2013, Blanchard worked on the Willowdale Women's Bantam AA Hockey team's coaching staff for the 2009-10 season and as an instructor in numerous rinks and camps.