College Hockey:
Bazin reportedly next coach at Massachusetts-Lowell

While nothing official has been announced, a report in the Lowell Sun all but confirms Norm Bazin as Massachusetts-Lowell’s next head coach.

Blaise MacDonald was let go following this past season.

Bazin played for the Riverhawks from 1990-1994 and has previously been an assistant coach at Lowell and Colorado College and most recently, was the head coach at Division III Hamilton College.

According to the Sun, during the interview process, one person familiar with the situation said Bazin “didn’t just hit a home run, he hit a grand slam.”

Along with Bazin, UML also reportedly interviewed U.S. National Team Development Program coach Ron Rolston, Union assistant coach Rick Bennett and Lowell alum Mark Carlson, currently the head coach of the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

  • http://profiles.google.com/scottcmartineau SCOTT MARTINEAU

    I like this pick, but if UML had gone with Ron Ralston it would have raised their profile both with US Born players who want a chance at WJCs, as well as making it an instant nationally recognized hire. Unless Ralston said, DONT OFFER IT TO ME AS I AM GONNA HAVE TO PUBLICLY REBUKE YOU, I do not understand why hire the back up candidate when the star was there to be landed.

  • Spidermonkey86

    The big thing for UML is they need to develop a strategy. In the recent seasons UML seems to throw bodies around the net and hope the puck goes in. I feel they have lacked any real strategy for the past few seasons.

    Good luck Mr. Bazin see you when you roll into Burlington

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management