College Hockey:
USA Hockey Adds Mancini and Pedrie

— USA Hockey has named Bob Mancini and Larry Pedrie to assistant coaching positions for the National Elite Development Program on Tuesday, and also named Scott Monaghan Program Manager.

Mancini resigned his head coaching position at Michigan Tech effective immediately to take the position at USA Hockey. While at Michigan Tech, Mancini compiled a 63-80-20 record, won two Ramada Cups, and went to the WCHA’s Final Five three times, including the championship game last season.

“Bob did an outstanding job for us and we’re certainly sad to see him go,” said Michigan Tech athletic director Rick Yeo. “He’s got a great opportunity we wish him and Laura the best in the future.”

Michigan Tech will begin a national search for a new head coach immediately.

Pedrie is the former head coach at Illinois-Chicago. UIC discontinued their hockey program following last season.

Mancini and Pedrie will assist USA Hockey head man Jeff Jackson in developing USA Hockey’s players from the junior hockey level (ages 19-and-under) on downward to the Select-15, Select-16 and Select-17 Festivals. They will also assist in coordinating the training of players in the USA Hockey program.

Monaghan will resign his job as assistant athletic director at Lake Superior State. Monaghan will handle administrative duties for the Elite Development Program, including travel matters, scheduling, league and conference relations, and the development of a print and video scouting library.

“I feel strongly about the talent, ability and expertise each of these individuals brings to our Elite Development Program,” said Jackson. “We’ve assembled a staff that I’m confident will contribute to the overall success of this program, and I’m proud to welcome each of them on board.”

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