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Sioux women’s hockey program hires Drennen to 2009-10 staff
September 28th, 2009

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota women’s hockey head coach Brian Idalski announced the hiring of Courtney Drennen on Tuesday as an interim assistant coach for the 2009-10 season. Drennen comes to UND after spending the last four seasons as a goaltender in the Mercyhurst College program where she graduated in May 2009 Magna Cum Laude. “Courtney has great qualifications and we are excited to be able to bring in somebody of her caliber in such a short notice,” Idalski said. “She has a lot of playing experience and her enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport will be a great addition to our staff.” A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Drennen helped lead the Lakers to an NCAA runner-up finish last season and finished her career at MC with 555 saves and a .927 save percentage with a 1.42 goals-allowed  average. She also had eight career shutouts. Prior to joining the Lakers, Drennen helped backstop the Warner Hockey School Warriors (2004-05) to an Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League championship where she went 17-3-2 with a .924 save percentage allowing a 2.09 goals against average. She was also selected to the U.S. National Girls Ice hockey Festival/Development Camps in 2003-05 and was one of five goaltenders selected to represent U.S.A. Hockey at the first International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s Development
Camp in Vierumaki, Finland, in July 2004