Bourbonnais, Browning Tabbed All-America; Derraugh Named Coach of the Year
HAMDEN, Conn. – For the second straight year, Doug Derraugh, the head coach of the Cornell women’s ice hockey team, was named the CCM/American Hockey Coaches Association Women’s Division I National Coach of the Year. Senior defender Jaime Bourbonnais adds her second All-America honor with a First Team placement while junior goalie Lindsay Browning became the first Cornell goalie to be honored nationally.
This is the third time in his career that Derraugh has been named the national coach of the year. He first earned the distinction after leading the program to its first Frozen Four appearance in program history in 2010. He once again found the honor after leading the women to its fourth Frozen Four appearance in 10 years, and first since 2012, during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
Before the NCAA canceled all remaining winter and spring championships to aid in the efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Red women were days away from hosting the NCAA First Round game against Mercyhurst as the #1 seeded team.
In a similar postseason end as 2019, the 2020 Ivy League and ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year once again led his team to regular-season championships in both the ECAC Hockey League and the Ivy League. Posting a 10-0-0 Ivy League record, the Big Red went unbeaten and untied against its sister Ivies. With a final regular-season win against Union, Cornell notched a 19-0-3 record in ECAC Hockey play to become the first Cornell team to go undefeated throughout the regular season.
Bourbonnais adds to her list of accolades this season. The senior from Mississauga, Ontario was tabbed ECAC Hockey’s Best Defenseman, in addition to being named to the All-ECAC Hockey and All-Ivy League first teams for the second-straight year.
Bourbonnais finished her final season at Cornell second in the nation amongst defenders in points per game with an average of 1.24. She is also fifth, among all skaters, in assists per game (1.03). With six multi-point games on the season, the senior notched a point in all but three games earning a 20-game point streak.
The 2020 Ivy League and ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year became the first Cornell goalie to be named a CCM/AHCA All-American. The junior earned second team honors after anchoring her team in a historic season.
The Penfield, N.Y. native led the nation in all major statistical categories throughout the season. She closed her junior season first in the country with a 0.91 goals against average, a .894 winning percentage and 12 shutouts on the season. Behind only Northeastern’s Aerin Frankel, Browning finished second with a .952 save percentage.