Madsen named new men's coach at St. Scholastica

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St. Scholastica has named Tim Madsen its new head men's ice hockey coach, it was announced on Wednesday.

A native of Elk River, Minn., Madsen becomes the 10th head coach in the history of the program and comes to Duluth after spending the past two seasons as head coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead The College of St. Scholastica Men's Hockey Program," Madsen said. "My family and I would like to thank President Geary, Steve Lyons, Brian Jamros, and the search committee for giving us the opportunity to join the CSS family."

Preceding his time in the junior ranks, Madsen served as an assistant at Division I Niagara where he led all recruiting efforts and helped guide the Purple Eagles to a 2013 NCAA tournament appearance. He also played three seasons at Niagara from 2004-07 in which he posted three goals and 11 assists while skating in 74 games, and helped lead the club to a pair of College Hockey America regular season championships.

Madsen has also spent time as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the NAHL's St. Louis Bandits and served as a regional scout for the Des Moines Buccanneers of the United States Hockey League.

"When we started this search process our mission was to find a coach with an understanding and commitment to the entire student-athlete experience," said St. Scholastica Director of Athletics Brian Jamros. "With Tim, we have found someone with great energy and passion and we are extremely excited to for him and his family to join our team. We can't wait for the entire CSS community to meet our next head coach."



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