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2015-06-29 Skidmore tabs Hutchison to lead program Skidmore turns to a familiar face to be their next head coach as Rob Hutchison will fill the vacancy left by the departure of Neil Sinclair

2015-06-29 Rider to coach Northland women After a year away from the Division III ranks, former Neumann women's head coach Kelly Rider will set out to build the women's program at Northland.

2015-06-24 Swallow takes the reins at UNE After three successful seasons as Nichols bench boss, Kevin Swallow takes a new challenge as the head coach of the Nor'easters.

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

June 29, 2015

Skidmore tabs Hutchison to lead program

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Saratoga Springs, NY -- After longtime Skidmore head coach Neil Sinclair resigned his post to begin a second stint as Middlebury's head coach, the Thoroughbreds have passed the torch to another familiar face. Skidmore College announced today that 2007 graduate Rob Hutchison will return to the institution as their new head hockey coach. 

Hutchison takes the helm at Skidmore after a six year run as head coach of his prep school Alma Mater, Trinity-Pawling School. A 2007 graduate of Skidmore, Hutchison starred in both hockey and baseball for the Thoroughbreds. On the ice, he appeared in 102 games, and rolled up 97 career points. He was scratched just once in his entire four year career, and led the team in total points during his sophomore and senior campaigns. Hutchison was an ECAC East Honorable Mention All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 30 points on 11 goals and 19 assists to pace the Thoroughbreds to a 16-8-2 record, their best under Sinclair. 

On the diamond, Hutchison enjoyed an illustrious career. He helped Skidmore to two NCAA tournament appearances, and holds the NCAA Division III record for stolen bases in a game with seven. He was an All-Liberty League First Team selection in 2007. 

Hutchison's exploits have twice earned him hall of fame honors at Skidmore. He was inducted in 2011 as part of the 2007 baseball team, and later enjoyed individual honors in 2014. 

The Waterville, NY native inherits a squad that is slated to return 20 players, including all-conference forward Anthony Bird. The Thoroughbreds ended the 14-15 season with a record of 4-19-3.  

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June 29, 2015

Rider to coach Northland women

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ASHLAND, Wis. -- After spending the entirety of her young coaching career in the Northeast, Kelly Rider is heading west. Northland College has announced that Rider will be behind the bench as the first head coach of its newly formed women's ice hockey program. 

"I am honored to be the first Women's Hockey coach at Northland College," Rider said in the school's release. "I want to thank President Miller, Kim Falkenhagen, Seamus Gregory, and the rest of the search committee for this unique opportunity to build a program and to be a part of a community and environment with so many great people. I am proud of Northland's dedication to their students and investment in athletics, specifically the hockey programs. I know future women's hockey players will feel the same way. I'm excited to get started and to lead a competitive and passionate women's hockey team that will experience success on and off the ice."

Rider returns to the NCAA Division III ranks after a one year stint as skating instructor at Albany Academy(NY). She was previously a NCAA Division III head coach for one season at Neumann University, guiding an underclassmen laden roster to a record of 6-17-2 in the 2013-2014 season and placing one player on the ECAC West All-Rookie team. Rider served as an assistant at Neumann for one year prior, helping to lead the Knights to an ECAC West semifinal appearance. Rider also occupied an assistant coach role at UMass-Boston during the 2008-2009 campaign.  

As a player, Rider competed as a forward for Division I Quinnipiac. She appeared in 88 games for the Bobcats from 2003-2007 and graduated with a degree in Athletic Training. She also holds a Master's degree in Education from Boston University.

Rider will have a full year to fill out her roster, as the Lumberjills will begin play in the 2016-2017 season. It is expected that the women's program will join Northland's existing men's ice hockey program in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. 

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