University of Maine women's ice hockey senior Jenna Ouellette (Winnipeg, Manitoba) will continue her playing career next year in Switzerland. She recently signed a professional contract to play in Langethal, Switzerland.
Ouellette will be playing for the DHC Langenthal Club, which plays in the Division I league. The team accepts three foreign players each year.
"I am looking forward to heading over to Switzerland and continuing my hockey career," said Ouellette. "I think it is going to be a great experience!"
Ouellette received this opportunity because the team needed another player and had heard about her playing career at the University of Maine.
Ouellette saw action in 119 career games for the Black Bears. She scored 28 goals and added 34 assists for 62 points. She finished with 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points as a senior. She notched five power play goals and added a pair of game-winners, despite seeing her season cut short with an ankle injury. Ouellette was named Team Most Valuable Player for the 2009-2010 season. She became the first Maine women's ice hockey player in history to receive Hockey East Player of the Month honors when she received the award for December.
Ouellette will graduate on May 8 with a degree in kinesiology and physical education. She also excelled in the classroom at Maine. She was a three-time Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner. She was also named to Team Maine, for having the highest grade point average on the team during 2009. She has also been named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll.