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The Ohio State University's women's ice hockey team announced the hiring of Minnesota alumna Milica McMillen as an assistant coach on Thursday, July 27.

“[McMillen's] success as a player and knowledge of the game will transition very well for what our players need,” said OSU head coach (and fellow GWH alumna) Nadine Muzerall in the press release.  “She has had great experiences with training hockey players to enhance their skill development.  But more importantly, she has the right character and values that we are developing here at Ohio State with our culture.  I'm excited to see the growth within our players both on and off the ice with Milica by our side.”

McMillen won three NCAA championships with the Gophers (2013, 2015 & 2016).  Among Minnesota defensemen all-time, she is currently fourth in points with 120 and second in goals with 44.  Playing professionally last year, she recorded 3 goals and 6 assists in 18 games with the NWHL's New York Riveters.

McMillen, Muzerall, and the Buckeyes visit Ridder Arena to play the Gophers in the opening WCHA series of the 2017-2018 season for both teams.  The two sides square off Friday, October 6 at 7:07 p.m. and Saturday, October 7 at 3:07 p.m. They will meet again in January in Columbus.