January 21, 2004

Brown Women's Ice Hockey To Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

Jan. 21, 2004

Providence, Rhode Island -

In 1963, a group of pioneering young women in figure skates stepped on the ice at Brown to become the first women's collegiate hockey program in the country. For the past 40 years, Brown women's ice hockey has continued that revolutionary spirit on the path to becoming one of the top ice hockey programs in the nation.

On Saturday, January 24, 2004, Brown will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary of women's ice hockey with an Alumnae All-Star game against the current Brown Bears, an alumnae game, and a gala dinner at the Westin Hotel to celebrate 40 years of hockey.

The day begins with the Alumnae All-Stars battling the 2004 Brown team at 12:00 noon in Meehan Auditorium. Among the Alumnae All-Stars are United States Olympic Gold Medallists Tara Mounsey '03 and Katie King '97, and Ali Brewer '00, the 2000 winner of the Patty Kazmaier award as the top player in the nation.

A less formal alumnae game will take place on the Meehan ice at 3:00 p.m., with alumnae of all eras in attendance.

The dinner at the Westin Hotel begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 40th Anniversary Video remembrance, reflections on 40 years of Women's ice hockey, and a special message from Bears' coach Digit Murphy, who has guided the women's ice hockey program at Brown for the last 14 years.

For more information on the 40th Anniversary celebration, contact Alison Cole in the Brown Sports Foundation Office at 401-863-9812.