24 - Courtney Birchard
Courtney Birchard
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
High School: Lincoln M. Alexander
Position: D
S/C: L

Birchard's 2010-2011 Stats

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES
•    AWCHA All-America Second Team (2010)
•    Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award candidate (2010)
•    Hockey East First Team All-Star (2010)
•    Hockey East All-Academic Team (2009)
•    Hockey East All-Tournament Team (2009)
•    Hockey East Player of the Week (11.09.09)
•    Hockey East Mission Rookie of the Week (03.17.08)

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
•    Skated in 27 regular-season games; missed the last six games of the season (including the postseason) due to injury
•    Ranked fifth in the nation in defensemen scoring (0.81 ppg)
•    Ranked 16th in game-winning goals (four); 17th in power-play goals (six)
•    Tied her single-season high of nine goals; the 13 assists and 22 points were one less than her single-season high
•    Despite missing six games, led the team in shots (136) and tied for the lead in game-winning goals
•    2nd (tied) in power-play goals; 3rd (tied) in assists; 4th in points; 5th in goals
•    5-8-13 in 17 Hockey East league games
•    Career-high three assists in the Sun Life Frozen Fenway game Jan. 8 vs. N’eastern
•    Scored the game-winning goal vs. Colgate (Oct. 9), UConn (Oct. 31), Northeastern (Nov. 29) and UConn (Feb. 7)
•    Scored the game-tying goal Nov. 7 vs. Boston U.
•    Netted a shorthanded goal vs. Northeastern (Nov. 29)
•    Tallied a point in 15 of 27 games with six multiple-point efforts
•    Recorded a point in 11 of 14 games spanning Oct. 4 to Dec. 5

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS
•    Skated in all 32 regular-season games and all three postseason games
•    Made the transition to defenseman midway through the season and patrolled the blue line the last 16 games
•    Recorded 9-14-23 overall; 3-7-10 in 21 Hockey East league games
•    Second on the team in game-winning goals (four)
•    Scored a goal in the NCAA quarterfinal game vs. Minn.-Duluth
•    Tallied an assist on the game’s first goal in both league tourney games
•    4-5-9 in 17 games against nationally-ranked teams
•    Matched her personal best of two goals Oct. 12 at Niagara; also tallied an assist in that game to finish with a season-high three points
•    Recorded a point in 19 of 35 games

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS
•    Recorded 8-13-21 in 28 games; 4-7-11 in 13 Hockey East league games
•    Ranked second in Hockey East rookie scoring at 0.85 ppg
•    Scored a goal in the NCAA quarterfinal win vs. St. Lawrence
•    Compiled 1-3-4 in the Hockey East tourney with 1-2-3 in the semifinal vs.  Boston U. and an assist on the lone goal in the championship game vs. PC
•    The two assists in the semifinal vs. BU tied a career high
•    2-5-7 in 13 games vs. nationally-ranked teams
•    4-5-9 in the 13-game win streak (seven games played)
•    Career highs in goals (two) and points (four) Feb. 16 vs. Vermont; the two assists matched her career high that she established Nov. 7 vs. Boston College

MILESTONES
•    Recorded her first career point with an assist in her collegiate debut, the Oct. 5, 2007 season opener at St. Lawrence
•    Scored her first collegiate goal Oct. 28, 2007 vs. Maine
•    50th career point Oct. 17 vs. Niagara (goal)

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
•    2007-08 Hockey Canada Women’s Under-22 Team (gold medal at European Air  Canada Cup)
•    Canadian U-19 National Development Camp in  2007
•    Canadian U-22 National Development Camp in 2008

SCHOLASTIC HIGHLIGHTS
•    2007 graduate of Lincoln M. Alexander High School, where she lettered in ice hockey, soccer, basketball and badminton
•    Guided the Toronto Jr. Aeros to provincial titles in 2005 and 2006 as well as playoff champions in ‘04, ‘06 and ‘07
•    Recorded 32 points (21g, 11a) in 29 games for the Aeros that season
•    Captained the 2007 Aeros team
•    Competed for Team Ontario in 2005

PERSONAL NOTES
•    Daughter of Doug and Kathy Birchard
•    Born July 14, 1989 in Etobicoke, Ontario
•    Major is education

YEARGPGAPtsPPGGWGPIM
20082881321207-14
200935914232416-32
201027913226416-32
TOTAL9026406610839-78
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