Notre Dame’s Slaggert Honored for Assistant Work

Notre Dame associate coach Andy Slaggert has been named the recipient of the Terry Flanagan Award, presented to an assistant coach for his career body of work.

Slaggert is in his 17th season with the Fighting Irish and has served under three head coaches — Ric Schafer, Dave Poulin and Jeff Jackson.

The award is presented by the American Hockey Coaches Association, which also announced six other award winners:

• John Dunham as the winner of the John MacInnes Award for showing a great concern for amateur hockey and youth programs. Dunham coached Trinity from 1970 to 2008.

• John Gardner as the winner of the John Mariucci Award for a secondary school coach who best exemplifies the spirit, dedication and enthusiasm of the former Minnesota coach. Gardner has coached at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut for 35 years.

• John Gilbert as the winner of the Jim Fullerton Award for an individual who loves the purity of the sport. Gilbert is a longtime hockey writer who currently writes for

• Peter Van Buskirk as the winner of the John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award for a coach who has contributed to the overall growth and development of hockey in the United States. Van Buskirk is in his 10th season as coach of the Holy Cross women’s team.

• Kelly Dyer Hayes as the winner of the Joe Burke Award for a person who has given outstanding contribution, support and dedication to women’s hockey. Dyer Hayes is a former Northeastern and U.S. National Team goaltender.

• Helen Bert as the winner of the inaugural Women’s Ice Hockey Founders Award for contributing to the overall growth and development of women’s hockey in the U.S. As associate athletic director at Providence, Bert was instrumental in forming the Friars’ women’s program and the ECAC women’s league.

Dyer Hayes and Bert will be honored at the AHCA Celebration of Women’s Hockey in Naples, Fla., on April 30. The other award winners will be honored at the AHCA Celebration of Men’s Hockey on May 1.


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