Meaghan Guckian Named Assistant Women's Ice Hockey Coach

Providence, RI - Head women's hockey coach Margaret “Digit” Murphy recently announced the addition of Meaghan Guckian as an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season.  Guckian comes to Brown from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she was an assistant coach last season, and worked primarily with the goaltenders.

Last season at RIT, Guckian helped the Tigers to a 19-5-3 overall record, as the team advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC Tournament before losing an overtime contest to Elmira.  Under her tutelage, the goaltending for RIT was particularly strong, allowing just 1.79 goals per game in the 2009-10 season.

Prior to her season in Rochester, Guckian also spent a season as an assistant coach at Buffalo State College following her graduation from St. Lawrence University.

In addition, Guckian was a standout goaltender at Division I St. Lawrence University from 2004-2008.  She led the Saints to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, and three berths in the NCAA Frozen Four.  Guckian finished her career at St. Lawrence as the all-time leader in shutouts (17), and was second all-time in wins (74), saves (2,380), and goals against average (2.03).  She set the Saints single-season record with a 1.27 goals against average in 2005-06.  Overall, Guckian recorded a remarkable 74-25-8 record in four seasons at St. Lawrence.

In 2008, Guckian received her bachelor's degree in psychology.  She was a three-time member of the ECAC All-Academic Team.  Guckian earned Dean's List honors five times and was a teaching assistant in the psychology program at St. Lawrence for two years.