(#306) Assistant updates, Colgate announcement forthcoming
Today’s issue (#306) has updates on assistant coaches, including hires at Merrimack and Arizona State. Plus, Bentley won’t retain its two assistant coaches amid its head coaching search.
The mailbag includes questions on Atlantic Hockey and Colgate. As I reported in a newsletter earlier this week, Mike Harder is expected to become the new Colgate head coach. The announcement could come as soon as today.
The Newswire has the NCHC and Atlantic Hockey hiring new officiating directors, and GLI teams for the next four years were revealed.
Lastly, I wanted to share a personal note before we get to today's newsletter.
We’ve had a lot of new subscribers this spring (typically, that’s when we experience the most growth thanks to the transfer portal and coaching moves). Welcome to all new subscribers who signed up over the last two months. I hope you’re enjoying the content!
I’ve said this a few times, but I never expected this to blow up the way it has over the last three years, and I’m continually humbled and surprised by how many people in the hockey community use this newsletter as a resource.
Our subscribers include:
NHL general managers
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GMs and coaches from junior leagues across Canada and the U.S. (BCHL, USHL, etc.)
Incredible college hockey fans
Humble brag … I received this email yesterday from an NHL front office member that blew me away (and prompted me to go through our subscriber list to audit, which I’ve never done before).
“Mike - Just wanted to reach out and let you know how much I rely on your newsletter to keep me up to date with the college game. Great stuff. I’ve recommended it to many people on our staff. Keep up the great work.”
Again, I started this side project during COVID on a whim. Now it’s become the primary place for my college hockey coverage. Thank you for subscribing and making it happen!