News Briefs

Former Colorado College assistant Bonnett named to USA Hockey ADM postJoe Bonnett has been named an American Development Model regional manager by USA Hockey. Bonnett played at Western Michigan and had been an assistant coach at Colorado College from 2000 to 2014. ( September 2, 2014)
Shimizu hired as head strength coach at Alabama-HuntsvilleAlabama-Huntsville has announced the hiring of Tyler Shimizu as head strength coach. Shimizu, who spent the 2013-14 season at Nicholls State as assistant strength and conditioning coach, will work with all UAH sports teams. ( August 27, 2014)
Former Notre Dame defenseman Blatchford named volunteer assistant at DenverDenver has named Brett Blatchford a volunteer assistant coach for the 2014-15 season. Blatchford spent four seasons on the blue line at Notre Dame from 2006 to 2010. ( August 26, 2014)
Ex-BC defenseman Forrest named intern assistant coach with NTDPFormer Boston College defenseman J.D. Forrest (2000-04) will serve as an intern assistant coach for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, during the 2014-15 season. ( August 25, 2014)
Travis named strength coach at MercyhurstThe Mercyhurst men’s team has named Tyler Travis strength and conditioning coach. Travis, an Erie, Pa., native, received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State-Behrend and his Master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology, with a concentration in cardiac rehabilitation, from Minnesota State. ( August 21, 2014)
O’Grady tabbed volunteer assistant with Mercyhurst womenMercyhurst announced on Monday that Mike O’Grady will be a volunteer assistant coach for the Lakers’ women’s team. O’Grady comes to Mercyhurst after graduating from John Carroll University in May of 2014. He served as the assistant hockey coach for the school’s ACHA program. ( August 18, 2014)
Union’s Cohn selected for USA Hockey internshipPhil Cohn has been named the fifth recipient of the USA Hockey Brendan Burke Internship. Cohn spent the past five seasons at Union, working as the hockey operations coordinator, student manager and video coordinator in that time. ( August 5, 2014)
Murphy returns to Providence as coordinator of hockey operationsProvidence has hired Kyle Murphy as the coordinator of men’s ice hockey operations. Murphy, a 2013 graduate of Providence, returns to the Friars after captaining the squad during the 2012-13 season and winning the 2013 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award. ( July 30, 2014)
Kawano tabbed Colorado College’s director of hockey ops, video coordinatorChris Kawano, who played eight games as a goaltender for Colorado College from 2003 to 2007, has been named the Tigers’ first director of hockey operations and video coordinator. ( July 11, 2014)
Ex-Canisius hockey ops director Walsh named intern coach at U.S. NTDPTyler Walsh has been named an intern assistant coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor, Mich., for the 2014-15 season.
Walsh spent 2013-14 as director of hockey operations at Canisius, where he was responsible for the program’s video coordination, travel management and assistance of the Griffins coaching staff. He also compiled scouting reports on opponents. Walsh is the eldest son of Shawn Walsh, former head coach at Maine, grandson of former Lake Superior State, Bowling Green and Michigan State coach Ron Mason and older brother of Michigan State junior Travis Walsh.
( July 8, 2014)
Former CHA women’s player of the year Steadman named volunteer assistant at Robert MorrisThe Robert Morris women’s team has announced the hiring of former Mercyhurst forward Kelley Steadman as a volunteer assistant coach. Steadman played for the Lakers from 2008 to 2012, producing 78 goals and 54 assists and was the CHA player of the year in 2012, in addition to being nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award. ( July 8, 2014)
Hockey East names Smith director of communicationsBrian Smith has been named Hockey East’s director of communications. A Woburn, Mass., native, Smith was USA Hockey’s Brian Fishman Intern for the last two years. ( July 3, 2014)
Buffalo State women’s coach Moxley to play for Canada at world inline eventBuffalo State women’s coach and former Niagara standout Candice Moxley will represent Canada at the Federation of International Roller Sports World Inline Hockey Championships in Toulouse, France. Moxley made the final 14-player roster and will compete in the 16-team tournament that runs from June 30 through July 6. ( June 18, 2014)
Army tabs Mahoney-Wilson volunteer goalie coachArmy has named Brian Mahoney-Wilson the Black Knights’ full-time volunteer goalie coach. The former Lake Superior State standout and San Jose draft pick comes to West Point after spending last season as the goalie coach for the South Shore Kings premier, elite and U18 teams in the United States Premier Hockey League. ( May 30, 2014)
Johnson, Lachapelle, Hill to coach U.S. women’s U-18 teamUSA Hockey announced Tuesday that Minnesota associate head coach Joel Johnson has been named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team for the 2014-15 season. Assistant coaches are Boston University assistant Katie Lachapelle and Merrimack assistant Brent Hill. ( May 21, 2014)
Wayne State grad Grotto named USA Hockey Fishman InternUSA Hockey announced Monday that Jasmine Grotto, a 2014 graduate of Wayne State, has been named the 16th recipient of the Brian Fishman Internship. ( May 19, 2014)
Gray appointed new AD at NiagaraNiagara announce Friday that Simon Gray has been appointed as the new director of athletics for the school. Gray has over 15 years of experience in athletic administration and most recently served as the acting director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University. He began his career in college athletics as a media relations intern for the hockey team at Boston College. ( May 16, 2014)
Army coach Riley to sit on D-I committee four more yearsArmy head coach Brian Riley has received a four-year extension to his term with the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee. The committee is responsible for the management of the NCAA championship, including team selection and operations, as well as future site selections for NCAA regionals and the Frozen Four. ( March 26, 2014)
CHA Consulting named ECAC Hockey tournament title sponsorECAC Hockey announced Wednesday that CHA Consulting will serve as the title sponsor of the 2014 ECAC men’s championship, now titled the “2014 CHA Consulting ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship.” ( March 19, 2014)
Parker to receive Hockey East Founders Medal on March 21Longtime Boston University coach Jack Parker will become the first coach to receive the Hockey East Founders Medal this Friday night (March 21) between semifinal games at the TD Garden. The Hockey East Founders Medal was established in 2009 upon the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the conference. The 2013-14 season marks the league’s 30th of existence. ( March 18, 2014)
Nichols-Geneseo men’s D-III tournament game postponedWednesday night’s originally scheduled NCAA D-III first-round game with Geneseo hosting Nichols has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will now be played Thursday, March 13, at Geneseo at 5 p.m. EST. ( March 12, 2014)
Bowdoin-Oswego men’s D-III tournament game postponedWednesday night’s originally scheduled NCAA D-III first-round game with Oswego hosting Bowdoin has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will now be played Thursday, March 13, at Oswego at 3 p.m. EDT. ( March 12, 2014)
Boston University retiring Parker’s No. 6 on Feb. 28Boston University will retire Jack Parker’s No. 6 in a ceremony during the first intermission of the game against Northeastern on Friday (Feb. 28) at Agganis Arena. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 15 against New Hampshire, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. ( February 27, 2014)
Bowdoin-Hamilton women’s series moved to Feb. 15-16Due to the impending winter storm that is scheduled to arrive in New England on Thursday and Friday, the Bowdoin women’s team has adjusted its travel plans and will play its two-game NESCAC set at Hamilton on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, at noon at Sage Rink in Clinton, N.Y. The games were originally slated for Friday and Saturday. ( February 13, 2014)
Nodl, Lange named to Austrian Olympic teamFormer St. Cloud State forward Andreas Nodl (2006-08) and ex-Rensselaer goaltender Mathias Lange (2005-09) will play for Austria at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ( January 27, 2014)
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