NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's ice hockey team is pleased to announce the addition of Mackenzie Bruch as the goaltending coach for the Falcons' inaugural 2019-20 season. Bruch is the lone female assistant coach in all of Division II or III men's ice hockey.
Bruch comes to New Haven with a wealth of coaching experience. While also working with Albertus, she is also a coach at Pro Crease Goaltending, where she plans and executes lessons, clinics, mini-camps, and skill sessions for goaltenders of all ages, skill levels, and genders.
In the collegiate ranks, Bruch served as goaltending coach at Wesleyan University since August 2018. She coached junior goalie Allegra Grant to a career season in 2018-19, when she collected New England Hockey Writers Association (NEHWA) Division III All-Star, All-American East Second Team and All-NESCAC First Team accolades.
Prior to joining the Cardinals, Bruch spent a season as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater Bemidji State University. The Powder Springs, Ga. native also garnered coaching experience with USA Hockey, Minnesota Hockey, and the Minnesota Girls' Hockey Coaches Association.
Bruch's playing career featured stints at Division III Stevenson University and Division I Bemidji State University. Bruch graduated from Bemidji State with a bachelor's degree in Finance with a minor in Sports Management in 2016, before earning a master's in Business Administration from the same institution in 2017.