UPEI Women’s Hockey signs Kristen MacIntyre for 2016-17 season
Charlottetown, PEI (April 26, 2016)—University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Hockey Coach Bruce Donaldson is pleased to announce that Sydney, Nova Scotia native Kristen MacIntyre has committed to the Panthers for 2016–17.
MacIntyre, a 17-year-old defenceman, currently plays with the Nepean Junior Wildcats in Ontario’s Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) and is in grade 12 at John McCrae Secondary School. She has been a member of Team Nova Scotia for the past four years, winning three Atlantic Challenge Cup Championships. In 2015, MacIntyre was an assistant captain with Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Winter Games, and last November competed at the U18 Women’s Nationals as a member of Team Atlantic.MacIntyre is very familiar with the UPEI campus having attended many summer camps at Andrew’s Hockey School where she forged many new friendships.
She says, “I have great memories of my summers in PEI and I am very excited to play the next four years here as a Panther.”Coach Donaldson comments, “Kristen brings size, mobility, and experience to our lineup. The AUS league is very physical—time and space are hard to come by—and we need players that read and react well to different situations. Kristen comes from a great program in the PWHL and has additional game experience at both the ACC and U18 Nationals as a member of Team Atlantic.”MacIntyre has been accepted into the Faculty of Science at UPEI and plans to complete a degree in kinesiology.