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

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES
•    Hockey East All-Academic Team (2009)
•    Hockey East All-Tournament Team (2009)
•    Hockey East Mission Rookie of the Week (03.17.08)

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 nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points
•    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
•    3-7-10 in 21 Hockey East league games
•    4-5-9 in 17 games against nationally-ranked teams
•    5-6-110 in 18 home games
•    Recorded a point in six of the last seven games
•    Matched her career high of two assists Nov. 14 at Maine
•    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 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists
•    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
•    Tallied an assist in her collegiate debut, the Oct. 5 season opener at SLU
•    Skated in 24 of 34 regular-season games and all four postseason game

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

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

 

Year GP G A Pts PPG GWG PIM
2007-08 28 8 13 21 2 0 7-14
2008-09 35 9 14 23 2 4 16-32
Total 63 17 27 44 4 4 23-46
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