BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Beauts have a new General Manager. Mandy Cronin will join the Beauts organization, the third new General Manager in the NWHL over the last few weeks.
“I am eager and excited to work with the Buffalo Beauts players and staff, as well as the league, to continue building on the success they have already achieved,” said Cronin. “I’m also looking forward to learning and growing as a professional in this industry, utilizing my experience from nearly two decades in athlete development and business management to expand and improve the NWHL player and fan experience. I’m committed to doing all I can for the sport of hockey that has given me so much."
Cronin was a goaltender who played at the University of Maine where she was a captain in her junior and senior seasons. She went on to play in a league also called the NWHL from 2002-2007.
“Mandy Cronin is an important and invaluable addition to the NWHL as GM of the Buffalo Beauts,” said Hayley Moore, NWHL Deputy Commissioner and Director of Player Development. “She’s incredibly knowledgeable and passionate, and it shines through in all she has already done in the game. Mandy was a goaltender at a great program at UMaine, was one of the incredible pioneers in a group of players that founded the CWHL, and she’s the founder and director of her own hockey business. We couldn’t ask for a better person to lead our team in Buffalo.”
Cronin was a co-founder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League where she won a Championship. She also played for teams in Boston and Burlington, ON before retiring in 2012. She was also a USA Hockey coach from 2009-2016.