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Massachusetts Hockey Hall of FameExeter, NH – Karen Kay, the Director of the Sports Performance Program at Access Acceleration, will be inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at the 18th Annual Induction ceremony and dinner.  The event will take place at 6:30pm at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Massachusetts.  Veteran sports broadcaster and NESN studio host Dale Arnold will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Karen Kay is a 1985 graduate of Providence College where she played women’s ice hockey and later went on to coach the team.  While at Providence she helped lead the team to back-to-back EAIAW Championship appearances.  She coached both the US Women’s National Team and the women’s hockey team at UNH (1992-2002).  While coaching at UNH she collected a record of 215-90-25 during her ten year career and led the team to a National Championship in 1998.

UNH Hockey Hall of FameKay led the US Women’s National Team to a silver medal at the 1994 World Championships and received the Bob Johnson Award from USA Hockey for her contributions to the sport on an international level. Kay will be one of 10 that will be inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on November 14th.

Coach Kay currently serves as the Director of the Sports Performance program at Access Acceleration and Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.  She specializes in working with athletes recovering from injury and helps to condition them to return to sport or full activity at a competitive level.  Kay also oversees the Athletic Training program at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics which provides trainer coverage for eight area high schools.  For more information visit www.accesssportsmed.com.