Minot State University men's club hockey coach Wade Regier has been named the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I coach of the year.
The award, which was voted on by ACHA coaches, will be officially given to Regier on May 4 in Naples, Fla., during a convention that features coaches from all levels of collegiate hockey.
"I'm pretty excited to say the least," said Regier, who led the Beavers to a 31-4 record and the national championship this season. "It's an exciting time for our hockey program more than anything else."
Regier was quick to credit his players and assistant coaches Eric Ehn and Danny Urban for helping him win the award.
"The coach of the year is something you wish you could share with everybody," Regier said. "It also goes to show what kind of work everyone has done. It's all about the players. If they play well and do everything I ask them to do, it kind of goes to show everything that's going on in the program."
Regier, a former MSU player and a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is 85-12-6 in three seasons as the Beavers' head coach.
- Daily News Staff