After three seasons with Denver, Howe named new assistant coach at Alaska

Alaska has announced the addition of Joe Howe to the staff as a new assistant coach.

Howe replaces Lincoln Nguyen, who resigned from the Nanooks hockey staff in June.

“We are thrilled to be adding Joe Howe to our coaching staff,” Alaska coach Erik Largen said in a statement. “Joe has a tireless work ethic and has already been a part of a staff which has won an NCAA national championship. Joe is a teacher of the game and will be able to help out all of our student-athletes on a day-to-day basis. We are getting someone who will make an immediate impact on our program in the most positive way.”

Howe comes to the Nanooks after spending the last three seasons with Denver. He served as the team’s volunteer assistant coach and goalie coach from Aug. 2015 through July 2017 before being promoted to the director of hockey operations for the 2017-18 season.

At Denver, Howe and the rest of the Pioneers claimed the 2017 national championship.

A former goaltender, Howe played four seasons with Colorado College from 2009 to 2013. Howe appeared in 119 career games with the Tigers and is currently ranked third all-time in career saves. Howe was a three-time WCHA All-Academic Team selection before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics in May 2013.