Marlborough, MA (November 1, 2017)- Kunlun Red Star (KRS) Junior Women’s Ice Hockey team is proud to announce that Forward Ariella Haas has committed to play her NCAA Hockey with Elmira College. The Soaring Eagles reached a fifth straight NCAA Division III Tournament in 2016-17 and hope to continue that great success this season and beyond.
Speaking about her commitment, Ariella had this to say: “I was excited to choose Elmira because it gives me the opportunity to strive and pursue my goals, both academically and athletically. It’s a great community with amazing people and holds a close-knit atmosphere where I truly feel at home.”
"I am really happy for Ari.” Stated KRS Junior Head Coach Kristi Kehoe. “Elmira is a great school and prestigious hockey program. She is a very smart and skilled player that will have a huge impact on that program. I am so proud of her and am really looking forward to watching her next season when she moves on to the next level."
“Ariella’s style of play fits into our structure and is someone we expect to be a contributor to our program for the next four years.” Said Elmira Head Coach Tim Crawley.” She plays with pace and has the ability to make plays in tight areas. Not only is she a good player, but someone with high character and we are excited to have her coming in fall of 2018.”
KRS is proud to have Ari joining such a prestigious school and look forward to watching her develop as the future of Chinese hockey.
KRS is working in conjunction with Hockey China to create a successful long-term development plan for women’s ice hockey in China as the nation prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Part of this plan includes the fielding of several Junior and Pro level teams under the direction of KRS President Charles Yuen, Chief Coach Digit Murphy, and her staff. For more information and updates, follow KRS on social media @KredstarWIH.
Stay tuned for more updates on Kunlun Red Star Women’s Ice Hockey!