Erin (Whitten) Hamlen

Assigned to: Coach Mentor - Japan

Team USA – Player 1992, 1994-97, 1999-2000 (Senior Team)…Coach 2006-2008 (Select Team, National Team, U-18 Team)

Medals won: Player - IIHF World Women’s Championship (1999 Silver, 1997 Silver, 1994 Silver, 1992 Silver)…3/4 Nations Cup Tournaments (2000 Silver, 1999 Silver, 1997 Gold, 1996 Silver)…Pacific Women’s Hockey Championship (1996 Silver, 1995 Silver)

Awards: 1994 IIHF Directorate Award…1994 USA Hockey Player of the Year

Other Hockey Experience: Current Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, University of New England (Division III)…2010-11 Head Coach: Boston Blades Women’s Hockey in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League…Associate Coach for University of New Hampshire Women’s Hockey from 2002-10…Played for the Flint Generals (United Hockey League) in 1995-96…Played for the Utica Blizzard (Colonial Hockey League) in 1994-95…Played for the Dallas Freeze (Central Hockey League) in the 1993-94 season…Played for the Toledo Storm (East Coast Hockey League) in the 1993-94 season…College Team: University of New Hampshire 1989-1993 (1992 ECAC Goalie of the Year, 1993 University of NH Athlete of the Year, Inducted into UNH Wildcat Hall of Fame)…Became the first woman to record a victory in a professional hockey game. Led Toledo to a 6-2 victory against the Dayton Bombers…Total 31 years playing/coaching

Personal Information: Currently resides in Hampton, New Hampshire, USA with husband Tim, son Brody, and daughter Alli…Hometown Glens Falls, New York, USA…Working as the Head Coach for the Boston Blades (CWHL)

Why have you joined AMP? In my number of years both playing and coaching for Team USA, I haven’t seen enough progress in International Women’s Ice Hockey. I would like to provide any resources that I can to help other nations become more competitive, and in turn, provide International Women’s Hockey with more balance. I believe that this type of a program is essential in order to keep women’s ice hockey in future Olympics.

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