Current professional hockey player brings experience and passion for developing girls hockey
Princeton, NJ (February 16, 2021)- The Princeton Tiger Lilies Girls Hockey Club announces the hiring of Rebecca Morse to serve as the club’s Director of Hockey. Rebecca will be directing all aspects of the club, including coaching and player personnel and development.
Rebecca is currently an assistant captain for the Metropolitan Riveters in the National Women’s Hockey League. A fan favorite and NWHL All-Star, Rebecca has played for the Riveters for the past five seasons after a four-year standout collegiate career at Providence College.
Rebecca also has ten years of experience as a coach and instructor, most recently as the Girls Hockey Director for the Union Thunder Youth Hockey Club. Her passion for developing hockey as a game for everybody earned her the 2020 NWHL Foundation Award for her service to the game.
“My vision for PTL is to be THE option for girls in the region who are looking to improve their hockey skills and training, expand their knowledge of the game, and pursue a future in the sport,” said Rebecca Morse. “The program has a rich history that dates back to before I started playing youth hockey in New Jersey. I plan to foster a culture that honors this history, yet continuously strives to elevate it to new heights for generations to come. If the majority of girls coming out of our program are still involved in hockey in 10 years, regardless of the level, I'll know that I've done my job”.
“We are very excited to have Rebecca Morse lead PTL and help it grow back into a dominate program in the Mid Atlantic area. We want to build a strong program from the bottom up and develop talent that will get them the opportunity to play at the collegiate level,” said Tim Chase. Director of Girls Hockey- Northeast Region, Black Bear Sports Group., “There is a lot of room for growth in girls hockey and Rebecca will play an integral part of the process in not just the Princeton area but in the entire region where Black Bear has a footprint”
The Princeton Tiger Lilies was founded in 1992, making it the oldest and most established girls hockey program in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Alumni from the program have gone on to the play at the NCAA Division I and the NWHL. In partnership with their home rink, Ice Land in Hamilton, NJ, and Black Bear Sports Group, the club looks to help grow girls hockey across the region. More information about the club can be found at princetontigerlilies.org.
About Black Bear Sports Group
Black Bear Sports Group is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams, and youth sports events. Black Bear arenas are clean and professionally managed and offer world-class recreational programs. Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, markets with a National Hockey League club presence, and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’ footprint totals 24 facilities across the United States with 45 sheets of indoor ice, three indoor turf fields, 15 youth hockey clubs and three Junior “A” hockey franchises. For more information, visit Black Bear Sports Group.com
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