March 31, 2014
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Boston University women's ice hockey assistant coach Katie Lachapelle helped guide the United States to a silver medal at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship on Sunday.
Lachapelle was an assistant coach for Team USA, which earned its seventh straight medal at the IHF Under-18 Women's World Championship. The team finished the tournament with a four wins and one loss, including a 3-1 win in the semifinals over the Czech Republic. Team USA outscored its opponents, 23-2, in the four victories before a 5-1 loss to Canada in the gold-medal game.
A native of Lewiston, Maine, Lachapelle finished her sixth season with the Terriers earlier this month, helping to lead BU to its third straight Hockey East championship and fourth in the last five years. The Terriers have advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of the last five seasons and enjoyed their fourth consecutive 20-win season in 2013-14. Lachapelle also received the 2013 Women's Ice Hockey Assistant Coach Award from the American Hockey Coaches Association.