Stone Named Recipient of Ace Bailey Good Guy Award

Stone Named Recipient of Ace Bailey Good Guy Award

Stone is the first woman to receive the honor (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Hockey Katey Stone has been announced as the Ace Bailey Good Guy Award recipient for 2017, making her the first woman to garner the honor since the award's inception in 2006.

The award is bestowed annually to individuals who have supported and advanced the game of hockey, whether on the professional, school or youth level, and who are regarded to be truly good people.

Stone completed her 22nd season at the helm of the Crimson program in 2016-17, and she is the NCAA's all-time career wins leader with 451 victories. In addition to winning the 1999 national championship, she has guided the Crimson to 11 Beanpot championships, eight Ivy titles, seven ECAC regular season titles and six ECAC Tournament championships. Stone has led Harvard to six Frozen Four appearances, and under her watch the Crimson has had six Patty Kazmaier winners.

Also coaching on the international level, Stone coached the United States national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where she led the Americans to a second-place finish. Stone also earned a gold medal at the 2013 and 2011 IIHF World Championships as the head coach of the United States, and pushed the squad to a runner-up finish in 2012. Stone has coached 12 Olympians during her time at Harvard.

She is the second coach in program history to receive the honor, as Joe Bertagna, who led the Crimson from 1978-79, received the award in 2016. Former Harvard athletic director and men's hockey head coach Bill Cleary has also been a recipient of the award, coming in 2006.

Stone will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, March 9 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Tickets can be purchased here.