Erin Whitten-Hamlen

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Erin Whitten-Hamlen
Born (1971-10-10) October 10, 1971 (age 43)
Glens Falls, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
ECAC team New Hampshire Wildcats
National team  United States
Playing career 1989–1999

Erin Whitten (born October 26, 1971 in Glens Falls, New York[1]) is a hockey goaltender who has played professionally with various men's teams. She has played with the Dallas Freeze of the CHL, the Toledo Storm of the ECHL, the Utica Blizzard, Muskegon Fury, and the Flint Generals of the Colonial Hockey League. Whitten has also participated in roller hockey with the Pittsburgh Phantoms and the Oakland Skates. Whitten graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1993.[2] Now, she is the first-ever head coach for the Merrimack College Warriors.

USA Hockey[edit]

  • Member of the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team from 1992–97, then rejoined the team in both 1999 and 2001[3]
  • Was the starting goalie at the World Championships (1992–97)
  • 1994 USA Hockey Women's Player of the Year
  • Starting goalie for '94 World Championships
  • Outstanding Goaltender in '94 World Championships
  • Starting goalie for '92 World Championships

Collegiate[edit]

At the time of her graduation from the University of New Hampshire, Whitten held the record for saves in a game (46), season (511) and career (1,556). She shut out Dartmouth College in her collegiate debut and led the New Hampshire Wildcats to two ECAC titles (1990, 1991).[4]

  • 4-time ECAC Goalie of the year 1992/93
  • Univ. of NH women's Team Athlete of the Year
  • 2-time ECAC player of the week

Coaching career[edit]

As a coach at the University of New Hampshire, she helped goaltender Jen Huggon earn All-America honors. She was part of the coaching staff that led the Wildcats to the Frozen Four in 2006 and 2008. Whitten was an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2006 Four Nations Cup.[5]

On September 17, 2010, the CWHL expansion franchise in Boston announced the appointment of Erin Hamlen as the team’s first head coach.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • First woman to participate in AHL game
  • First woman to participate in ECHL game
  • First woman to participate in CHL game
  • First woman to participate in COHL game
  • USA Hockey Women’s Player of the Year (1994)
  • University of New Hampshire's Department of Women’s Athletics Athlete of the Year (1993)
  • ECAC Goaltender of the Year (1992)
  • ECAC First Team (1992 and 1993)
  • ECAC All-Star Selection (equivalent to First Team status) in 1990 and 1991
  • Directorate Award, Best Goaltender, 1994 IIHF women's world hockey championships[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=5711
  2. ^ http://www.makeithappen.com/wis/bios/whittene.html
  3. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/coaches/index
  4. ^ http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/wice/coaches/index
  5. ^ Meet the new Team USA, by Richard O'Brien, p.E6, The Record:Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Saturday, November 4, 2006
  6. ^ http://www.womenshockeylife.com/2010/09/erin-hamlen/
  7. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.541, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6