Bazin signs contract extension to stay at UMass Lowell through 2021-22 season

Massachusetts-Lowell coach Norm Bazin talks to players at a practice. (Bob Ellis)
Norm Bazin has led UMass Lowell to 151 wins over six seasons with the program (photo: Bob Ellis).

According to the Lowell Sun, UMass Lowell coach Norm Bazin has signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

Bazin confirmed the new deal Tuesday at the Hockey East media day at the TD Garden.

Earlier this offseason, Bazin reportedly turned down a job offer from the Vancouver Canucks to coach their AHL team, the Utica Comets.

Under Bazin, the River Hawks have compiled a 151-68-21 record in six seasons. He has guided UML to five consecutive Hockey East championship game appearances, five NCAA tournament berths, three Hockey East tournament championships and two regular-season titles.

“It’s certainly a privilege to stay here and coach the team for the foreseeable future,” Bazin said to the Sun. “It’s pretty special to guide the program you played at.”