Chu Joins Union Staff

     Former Minnesota Duluth assistant and Harvard star and U.S. Olympian Julie Chu has joined the women’s hockey staff at Union College. Here is a release from Union:

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -– Julie Chu, a 2007 graduate of Harvard and a member of the Team USA hockey team, has been an named assistant coach of the Union College women’s ice hockey team, head coach Claudia Asano announced on Monday.

A native of Fairfield, Conn., Chu joins the coaching staff after an outstanding playing career, from receiving the prestigious Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2007 during her senior campaign at Harvard to most recently serving as assistant captain and guiding Team USA to the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

“I am looking forward to having Julie Chu join our staff,” Asano said.  “Her playing career has been filled with great success that I hope she can share with Union women’s ice hockey. In addition, her coaching career  at Minnesota Duluth was extremely successful and will give our staff great experience.

“I know that speaking for myself and my staff we are very excited to have Julie join our staff. Our team is also looking forward to her arrival on campus. Not only is she an outstanding player and coach but she is an excellent person. Union Hockey is very lucky to have Julie joining us on the bench ”

With the Women’s National Team, Chu has played 25 games since the Olympics, scoring five goals and 10 assists to combine 15 points.