College Hockey:
Todd Takes Helm at Castleton State

— Alex Todd has been named head coach of the Castleton State men’s ice hockey team. Todd, a native of Wisconsin, was an assistant at Utica College last season.

Todd takes over a Spartans program that is looking for its first win. Castleton State began play two seasons ago under former coach Greg Stone, and joined the ECAC East for the 2004-05 season.

A 2001 graduate of Union College, Todd was a four-year member of that Division I squad, and was named assistant captain and a scholar-athlete in his final season. After Union, Todd played in the WCHL and CHL from 2001 to 2004, earning team rookie of the year honors for the Fresno Falcons in 2001, and all-rookie team honors for the WCHL in that same year.

“I was very impressed with Alex Todd’s hockey experience and expertise as well as with his ability to serve as a positive role model for our student-athletes,” said Castleton State president David Wolk. “He has an excellent work ethic and wonderful character traits. I expect that he and the team will be very successful.”

Todd is the second consecutive assistant to Utica coach Gary Heenan to take a D-III head coaching position. His predecessor, Bowling Green alumnus Dennis Williams, left to become head coach at Neumann after the 2003-2004 season.

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