Former Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey standout and assistant coach Caroline Ouellette was named the interim coach of the Concordia (Canada) University women’s hockey team Tuesday.
Ouellette played for UMD between 2002-05 and was a member of the 2003 NCAA championship team as a player and the 2008 champions as an assistant.
She takes over for Julie Chu, the Stingers’ current coach and Ouellette’s spouse, who is on maternity leave with the couple’s second child. Chu coached on the UMD staff with Ouellette during the 2007-08 season.
“(Caroline) has been involved with the Stingers as an assistant coach for many years and has been instrumental in helping develop the foundation and philosophies that have led to its success in recent years,” Concordia athletic director D’Arcy Ryan said in a news release.
Ouellette won four Winter Olympics gold medals with the Canadian national team. She scored 92 goals and totaled a team-record 137 assists in 97 career games for the Bulldogs.
Concordia University is located in Ouellette’s hometown of Montreal.