College Hockey:
Jutting Extended At Minnesota State

— Minnesota State University, Mankato officials have announced that Troy Jutting, head coach of the Maverick men’s hockey program, has reached an agreement in principle on a contract extension that will see him continue on after his current agreement expires on June 30, 2007. A few remaining details will be finalized when Jutting meets with Kevin Buisman, Minnesota State Director of Athletics, early next week.

“I am excited to announce that Troy will continue to provide leadership for the Maverick hockey program and I look forward to finalizing these arrangements with him next week,” said Buisman. “My evaluations of the program and our discussions about a contract extension have been ongoing. While we still have a few items to finalize, we have mutual agreement on a number of important issues, and have reached a point where it was important to let others know of our intentions to renew Coach Jutting’s contract. Troy has been very loyal to MSU. His commitment to the growth and success of Maverick hockey and his service to the university and community are all well-documented.”

Jutting, who recently completed his seventh season at the MSU men’s hockey helm, has crafted a 108-129-34 won-loss record as head coach of the Mavericks. This past season he went 13-19-6 with a 10-13-5 record in the WCHA, good for the eighth seed in the WCHA playoffs.

“I am grateful to President Davenport and Kevin Buisman for the confidence they continue to place in me and for the opportunity to represent MSU,” said Jutting. “I have a lot invested in the program and can honestly say that there is no place I would rather be than working with the outstanding group of young men that we have here on our campus. We will work very hard to represent the university in a positive fashion both on and off the ice and I look forward to the future improvement of our program.”

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