Union’s Leaman is ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year

After leading Union to the highest conference and overall win totals in program history, coach Nate Leaman was named the ECAC Hockey coach of the year.

The Dutchmen have 20 overall wins and earned 12 in conference play after being picked to finish sixth in the standings. They are the third seed in the postseason.

The other finalists for the award were Yale’s Keith Allain, St. Lawrence’s Joe Marsh and Colgate’s Don Vaughan.

Leaman led the Dutchmen to a program-best-tying 10-game unbeaten stream from Nov. 6 to Dec. 9. Union opened the conference schedule 7-0-3, the best start and longest ECAC unbeaten streak in team history.

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