Slightly old news here (April 30th), but newsworthy nonetheless. (Thought it would be a good idea to add more to the “coaching changes” label, as we will probably have a new coaching announcement within the next few weeks. Just a “run you up to speed” post.)
The Alabama-Huntsville athletic department has announced their new head hockey coach in Danton Cole (pictured to the left shaking hands with UAH AD Jim Harris
Cole is replacing Doug Ross, who is retiring after a 25-year coaching career. Ross, who announced his retirement mid-season, lead the Chargers to the CHA tournament championship (despite a 10-19 season record) and an NCAA Tournament bid. Ross’ Chargers then lost to Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in double overtime.
Bowling Green State finished last in the CCHA last season (12th, 5-22-1, 11pts), but the Falcons did show flashes of brilliance in their last five regular season games, beating Michigan at home and Michigan State in East Lansing. They did, however, go two-and-out in the CCHA playoffs against Nebraska-Omaha, but played two hard-fought games which included an overtime loss.
In addition to Cole’s one year at