College Hockey:
Western New England Tabs Fredonia Assistant Heffernan

Western New England has named Fredonia assistant Greg Heffernan as its new head coach.

He replaces Chris Bernard, who left for the top job at Potsdam.

“We’re very excited to have Greg on our staff,” Western New England athletic director Mike Theulen said in a news release. “He has the experience necessary to take our program to the next level and we’re very much looking forward to having him in our athletic family. Greg brings a tremendous background not only athletically, but academically, which makes a good fit for the college.”

Heffernan was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Fredonia from 2006 to 2009.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Western New England College coaching staff,” he said in a release. “We got a lot of work ahead of us. My expectations are to come and create a successful program and it’s a great opportunity. I think it’s going to be a great fit and I am looking forward to spending many years of my life developing a top notch hockey program.”

Heffernan also served as head coach and general manager of the Cleveland Barons Under-19 AAA team before joining Fredonia.

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