COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Reagan Carey, director of women’s hockey for USA Hockey, is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.
“It was a privilege to represent USA Hockey and an honor to lead this program for eight years” said Carey, who has been in the position since 2010. “I hope the work we’ve done and the advancements we’ve made on and off the ice have honored the work of those coaches, volunteers and players who have come before us and have inspired the next generation of players to come."
“This team’s effort to reclaim Olympic Gold was a product of years of hard work and determination and I am proud of all they have accomplished. I’d like to also thank all those who I had the opportunity to work with across all levels of our sport from the grassroots level, the NCAA ranks, our Women’s National Team coaches and staff and those in our national office. In particular, I’d like to express my appreciation for the passionate volunteers across the country who are the root of any USA Hockey victories and successes.”
“We wish Reagan the best and are grateful for all that she has contributed to USA Hockey,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “She led our women’s national teams to unprecedented success over the last eight years and was always seeking to take additional steps to improve our programs."
“On behalf of our entire organization, I’d like to thank Reagan for all she has done for USA Hockey,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey. “We wish her the nothing but the best.”
"On behalf of the players, we want to thank Reagan for her commitment and devotion to the program over the years," said Meghan Duggan, captain of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team and a member of the U.S. Women's National Team program since 2007. "The success the team has had under her leadership is unmatched. Her contribution to girls and women's hockey goes far beyond her work with our U.S. Women's National Team and her presence will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in whatever the future holds for her."
Since 2010, U.S. women’s national teams have had significant success under Carey’s leadership, including earning Olympic gold in 2018 and silver in 2014, in addition to capturing five gold medals and one silver in the IIHF Women’s World Championship, and five gold medals and three silver in the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. In addition, the U.S. earned five Women’s Four Nations Cup titles and finished second twice. Additionally, U.S. women’s national teams have received numerous accolades during her tenure, including the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team recently having earned the ESPY Award for Best Game of the Year.
A national search for Carey’s replacement will begin immediately.