Former Ferris State volunteer assistant Pietrangelo named new Canton assistant

Former Ferris State volunteer assistant coach Vince Pietrangelo was named Tuesday as an assistant coach at Canton.

Pietrangelo played 36 games at Finlandia from 2010 to 2013 and was an associate head coach for Big Rapids (Mich.) High School under former Ferris State assistant coach Tim Blashill from 2013 to 2015.

“Vince has great experience after spending three years playing at the Division III level with Finlandia University and starting his coaching career with Ferris State as a volunteer last year,” Canton head coach Alex Boak said in a news release. “Vince will bring a huge knowledge base of how to run a successful program as well as recruiting quality players after learning from Coach Bob Daniels this past year. In the interview process, Vince showed the passion and drive that I was looking for in an assistant coach to help with all aspects of the game and most importantly, recruiting.”

“Playing NCAA D-III hockey at Finlandia University gives me a good grasp of what to expect at the D-III level,” Pietrangelo added. “Being a student-athlete before, I am able to relate to the players and understand what they are going through both on and off the ice. My time at Ferris State last season has tremendously prepared me for this position as I was able to learn under one of most well-respected coaching staffs in all of college hockey.”

Pietrangelo is a 2015 graduate of Ferris State with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Services Administration.