Northeastern alumna Lindsay Berman was hired as an assistant coach of the Huskies in August 2018.
Since Berman returned to Huntington Avenue, the Huskies have enjoyed two of their most successful seasons in program history, winning back-to-back Hockey East titles and bringing the Beanpot home in 2020. Northeastern set a program record with 32 wins in 2019-20 and 24 wins in Hockey East play.
In 2019-20, the Huskies owned their own zone under Berman’s direction, allowing just .97 goals per game the second-best mark in the country and set a program-record with 14 shutouts. Northeastern’s penalty kill unit finished at .913 percent, the third-best mark in the country and the best mark in Northeastern history in the Hockey East era (2002).
Under Berman’s tutelage, Paige Capistran was named team captain during the 2019-20 season and was the Huskies first-ever winner of the Sportsmanship Award from Hockey East. In Berman’s two years behind the Husky bench, Skylar Fontaine has been named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star twice, Brooke Hobson has been honored as a Hockey East All-Star Twice, and Megan Carter was named to the All-Rookie team.
Berman returns to her alma mater after racking up 62 points for the Huskies between 2007-10. After graduating from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2011, Berman went on to play professionally for the Boston Blades (2010-14) and the Connecticut Whale (2015-16), and served as both a practice player (2016-17) and assistant coach (2017-18) for the Boston Pride.
Berman also served as an assistant coach at both UMass Boston (2011-14) and Brown (2014-15), before taking the head coaching job at UMass Boston prior to the 2015-16 season. In her first season as head coach, Berman led the Beacons to the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) tournament title and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Berman then guided the team to a program-record 19 wins in 2016-17, and was named the NEHC Coach of the Year in 2017-18 after helping the Beacons back to the conference title game.
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