Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Alum To Officiate NHL Rookie Tourney

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey team star defender and co-captain Kirsten Welsh ’19 has been selected as one of four female officials to work National Hockey League rookie tournaments in the coming days. Welsh, 22, will officiate in the Buffalo Sabres’ Rookie Challenge, set for Sept. 6-9 at the HarborCenter complex, the same building where she concluded her accomplished collegiate career six months ago. The Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will send teams to the event, which is intended as a testing ground for prospects. Welsh was on the ice … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Alum To Officiate NHL Rookie Tourney

Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — After building her own college program from scratch across the state, Robert Morris University alumna Jen Kindret has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach on Paul Colontino’s staff. Kindret, 30, has put together quite the coaching portfolio at a young age, boasting assistant coaching stints in NCAA Division III and Division I before she was hired as the first head women’s hockey coach in King’s College history three years ago. Following two seasons at the helm of the D-III program in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the native of Winnipeg is eager to take the … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

Ice Hockey: Former RMU Star, Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle Named National Team Coach For USA Hockey Summer Festival

By Matt Gajtka Pittsburgh, Pa. — Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey star and two-time Olympic medalist Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle ’09 has been appointed as national team goalie coach for this month’s USA Hockey Women’s National Festival. “Representing Team USA is one of my greatest accomplishments and blessings,” said McLaughlin-Bittle. “I am honored to return to the team on the coaching side and again be part of something so amazing.” The event, set for the hockey holy ground of Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 5-13, is meant to be a training ground for elite American players of all ages, with the … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Former RMU Star, Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle Named National Team Coach For USA Hockey Summer Festival

Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

  By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Incoming Robert Morris University women’s hockey freshman goalie Raygan Kirk has been selected to participate in Hockey Canada’s upcoming national development camp. The Manitoba-born Kirk, 18, is the youngest of 45 players who will compete for the chance to represent Canada in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 14-17. The camp itself — dubbed the Summer Showcase — will take place Aug. 2-11 in Calgary, Alberta. “Ultimately, Summer Showcase is about bringing in the top under-18 and development-aged athletes, and to work with experienced … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

By Ethan Woy Moon Township, Pa. – John Kowalski, head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team, enters the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall of Fame Friday, July 12. The Riverhounds will recognize their inaugural Hall of Fame class on Saturday, July 13 during the team’s United Soccer League contest against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Highmark Stadium. Kowalski is part of a five-person class that includes Justin Evans (player/coach), David Flavius (player), Paul Heasley (owner), and Dave Kasper (general manager). The organization’s first head coach, Kowalski led the Riverhounds to a playoff victory and Organization of the Year … Continue reading RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, women’s hockey, pursues a fourth consecutive College Hockey America championship when its 15th Division I season begins in late September. The Colonials, who have followed up a 2017 CHA postseason title with back-to-back regular-season crowns, will take on a 20-game league schedule, including four matchups each against in-state rivals Penn State and Mercyhurst, plus defending league playoff winner Syracuse. Head coach Paul Colontino’s squad will also tangle with CHA foes RIT and Lindenwood four times apiece. RMU has gone 27-7-6 (.750 points percentage) in CHA competition over the past two … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Releases 2019-2020 Schedule

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, men’s hockey, plays its 16th NCAA Division I season in 2019-20, complete with a Penn State home-and-home and a trip to Arizona State to complement a 28-game Atlantic Hockey Association slate. The Colonials, who have qualified for a record-tying six consecutive Atlantic Hockey semifinals, will embark upon their 10th season in the 11-team AHA on Oct. 11-12, when they host frequent postseason opponent Bentley in a two-game series at the RMU Island Sports Center. RMU eliminated Bentley in three of the past four springs, including an epic three-game set this … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Releases 2019-2020 Schedule