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2015-05-12 Sinclair in at Middlebury Bill Beaney's successor is no stranger to Middlebury, having served as the team's coach in the 2002-03 season.

2015-04-28 Harding moves forward as Southern Maine coach After taking the reins of the USM men's program at midseason, Ed Harding will lose the interim tag to become the team's permanent coach.

2015-04-06 Darwitz hired to lead Hamline women Hamline made a big splash to start the offseason, hiring a three-time Olympic medalist and former Team USA Captain as its next women's head coach.

2015-03-04 The end of an era: Beaney announces retirement Iconic and record-setting Middlebury men's coach Bill Beaney has announced he is stepping down from his position as head men's coach of the Panthers.

2014-09-30 Fratkin Signs on as St. Michael's Assistant Former Wesleyan, Elmira player joins men's staff at St. Mike's.

2014-09-25 Coaching Carousel: Kearns Set to Lead Neumann Women Former assistant returns to Neumann as women's head coach.

2014-07-28 Former 18-Year pro Toporowski Tabbed at Worcester Worcester, MA --- Director of Athletics Michael Mudd has announced that Shayne Toporowski will take the reigns as the sixth Worcester State University men's ice hockey coach. Toporowski replaces John Guiney who resigned last month after guiding the Lancers for 22 seasons.

2014-07-22 Eliza Kelley tabbed first women's head coach at Becker Former Utica assistant coach Eliza Kelley has been named the first women's head coach at Becker. The Hawks will begin NCAA play in 2015.

2014-07-07 Adam Krug returns to Adrian as head coach A former Adrian All-American, team captain, and record setting scorer, Krug returns to Adrian to become the second head coach in program history.

2014-06-23 R.J. Tolan resigns head position at Wentworth, accepts same position at Endicott After a successful eight-year run as head men's coach at Wentworth, R.J. has stepped down to accept the same position with the start-up Gulls.

2014-06-17 Fogarty steps down at Adrian to take head job at DI Princeton After seven highly successful seasons behind the Bulldogs' bench, Ron Fogarty becomes the first DIII head men's coach since 2011 to make a direct jump to a DI head job.

2014-06-11 Daniel Webster names Eric McCambly first men's head coach in NCAA era Eric McCambly has been named the new head coach of the Daniel Webster College men's ice hockey program. McCambly's appointment was announced by DWC Director of Athletics Chris Gilmore.

2014-06-04 Seamus Gregory returns to NCHA, named head coach at Northland Former Lake Forest head coach Seamus Gregory returns to the NCHA and will lead the Lumberjacks after spending the last three years as head coach at Williston State.

2014-05-29 Joe Cardarelli named SUNY Cortland Men's head coach After serving as an assistant under interim head coach Tom Cranfield during the 2013-14 season, Cardarelli now assumes the helm for the Red Dragons.

2014-05-19 DJ Fimiani announced as the first women's head coach at Daniel Webster David "DJ" Fimiani has been named the first head coach in the history of Daniel Webster College women's ice hockey. Fimiani's appointment was announced by Director of Athletics Chris Gilmore.

2014-04-25 Dane Litke named head men's coach at Finlandia Dane Litke, former head coach of the North American Hockey League's Bismarck Bobcats and Janesville Jets, has been tapped as the new head men's coach at Finlandia.

2014-04-24 Cory Laylin returns to Hamline after being named new men's head coach A former player at the University of Minnesota and assistant at Hamline, Laylin returns to lead the Pipers after being named head men's coach.

2014-04-24 Fabiilli tapped to lead Concordia-Wis. women After nine seasons as head coach of the Northland men, Steve Fabiilli has been named the new head coach of the Concordia-Wis. women.

2014-03-15 Hamline announces coaching change ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hamline University athletic officials announced today that Doc DelCastillo will be leaving his position as Hamline’s head men’s hockey coach. DelCastillo has been head coach of the Division III Pipers for the past two seasons.

2013-08-21 Young named interim head coach of Colby women After eight years as a player and assistant coach in Waterville, Mallory Young has been chosen to take over for David Venditti

2013-08-20 Rider assumes head women's position at Neumann Kelly Rider, a graduate of Quinnipiac and previous assistant for the Knights, has been chosen to replace Casey Handrahan as head coach at Neumann.

2013-08-19 Venditti tapped to lead UNE women Southern Maine alum and head coach at Colby for the past nine seasons, Venditti now takes over the second-year UNE program.

2013-08-14 Baldarotta retires from Cortland, Cranfield takes over After six seasons with the Red Dragons, Joe Baldarotta has announced his retirement and will be replaced by former head coach Tom Cranfield

2013-08-14 Jenny Potter named head coach at Trinity Potter, a graduate of Minnesota-Duluth and four-time Olympian, takes over for Brian Duggan who recently accepted a job as an assistant at Division I Ohio State

2013-08-05 Moffat selected to lead Castleton Steve Moffat, long time men's assistant at Plattsburgh State, has been selected to replace Alex Todd as head coach of the Castleton men.

2013-07-27 Erickson picked to lead Cobber women Sarah Erickson, a former captain at the University of Minnesota and former assistant at UW-Stevens Point, will assume the helm at Concordia-Moorhead.

2013-07-23 Totten named first head coach at William Smith Northeastern alumna Jaime Totten has been named head coach of the first year Herons' program.

2013-07-17 Todd steps down at Castleton After posting a 114-78-21 mark in eight seasons at Castleton, head coach Alex Todd has resigned to accept a position at Division I Nebraska-Omaha

2013-05-13 Ohio State assistant Moxley tapped at Buffalo State Former Niagara standout and Ohio State assistant coach Candice Moxley has been named the new women's head coach of the Bengals.

2013-05-06 Wil Brown named head women's coach at Nichols The recent Nichols graduate and two-time captain of the Bisons' men's team has been selected to replace Jillian Campbell behind the women's bench.

2013-04-29 Kehoe to replace Paulsen at NEC After serving the previous two seasons as an assistant at Cortland Skate, Kristi Kehoe has been named head coach at New England College

April 28, 2015

Harding moves forward as Southern Maine coach

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The University of Southern Maine conducted a national search for its next men's head coach, but the Gorham, Maine based university did not have to look far at all to fill the vacancy.

Ed Harding has officially taken the reins at USM. 
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Ed Harding, who guided the Huskies as interim head coach for the majority of this season, will have the interim tag removed to become the team's permanent head coach, the school announced today. He will become the seventh head coach in the program's near thirty year history. 

Harding ascends to the position after a sixteen game stint with the squad to close out the 2014-2015 season. He steered the club to a 5-10-1 record in that span after the departure of longtime head coach Jeff Beaney. He was previously an assistant under Beaney from 1993 to 1996, and played for the Huskies from 1985 to 1988. His playing career later landed him in the school's athletic hall of fame, an honor he received this fall.

"I'm honored, and feel fortunate, to be selected to move the men's ice hockey program into a new era," Harding said.  "Obviously, this program is near and dear to my heart as a former player who helped restart the program in 1985."

Beyond his experience at Southern Maine, Harding has an immense coaching background. Career highlights include a six year run with the QMJHL's Lewiston MAINEiacs, including a two year stint as head coach and general manager from 2007-2009, and a season as an assistant coach with the AHL's Portland Pirates. Most recently, Beaney was the head coach at North Yarmouth Academy during the 2010-11 season. Beaney also spent a season in the pro ranks with the Maine Mariners and Johnstown Chiefs organizations during the 1988-89 campaign.


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April 21, 2015

Lebanon Valley Men to become 8th ECAC West member

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DANBURY, Conn.-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) President and CEO Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss has announced the acceptance of Lebanon Valley College into the ECAC Men's West Ice Hockey League, beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The Flying Dutchmen are elevating their Ice Hockey Program from the ACHA Division I level, where they competed for the last five seasons, to NCAA Division III, beginning in 2016-17.

"We are thrilled to welcome Lebanon Valley into the ECAC Men's West Hockey League," said McGinniss. "Lebanon Valley has been a premier member of the ECAC for years and we are now proud to have them as the eighth team in ECAC Men's West."

The addition of Lebanon Valley gives the ECAC Men's West a total of eight teams. The Flying Dutchmen will join current league members, Hobart College, Neumann University, Nazareth College, Elmira College, Utica College, Stevenson University and Manhattanville College.

Stevenson was the most recent program to join the league in March, making the league eligible for an automatic qualification into the NCAA Tournament. ECAC Men's West could receive an automatic qualification for its league champion as early as the 2018-19 season.

"We look forward to again being part of one of the nation's best hockey leagues in the ECAC West," said Lebanon Valley Athletic Director Rick Beard, "Lebanon Valley has enjoyed a long-standing and beneficial relationship with the ECAC in all of our sports, and we are pleased to continue that with men's ice hockey."

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