March 23, 2017
Mike McShane Of Norwich Earns Fifth CCM/AHCA Men's College Division Coach Of The Year Award
Edward Jeremiah Award to be Presented on April 26 in Naples, FL

For leading Norwich University into the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockley Championships, Mike McShane has been named winner of the Edward Jeremiah Award as the CCM/AHCA College Division Men's Coach of the Year. It is the fifth such honor for McShane who also captured this award in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2010.

Norwich enters Friday's NCAA semifinal in Utica against Adrian College on a 23-game unbeaten streak (21-0-2) and bringing a 25-1-3 overall record to the event. In 36 years as a head coach, McShane is 720-341-67 in 36 years spent at Norwich (22 years), Providence (9) and St. Lawrence (5).

This year, for leading Norwich University to its 18th regular season title in the past 19 seasons, Mike McShane was recognized as the NEHC Coach of the Year by his peers. His Cadets squad rank in the top ten nationally in both team offense (4.28 g/gm—8th) and team defense (1.72 g/gm—3rd). Norwich led the NEHC in scoring offense (4.44 g/gm), scoring defense (1.44 g/gm), power play (29.5%) and special teams net (+16). McShane also notched his 700th career win this season, becoming only the seventh coach in NCAA hockey history at any level to amass the 700 mark.

A native of Wakefield, MA, McShane was an outstanding forward for Charlie Holt in the University of New Hampshire Class of 1971. He got his start in coaching at the New Hampton School and as an assistant at Dartmouth College before launching his head coaching career at St. Lawrence.

The Edward Jeremiah Award is named in honor of the great Dartmouth College head coach and was first presented in 1970. McShane was assisted this year by Steve Mattson, Alec Thieda, Bryce Currier and Cap Raeder. The runner-up for the Jeremiah Award was Rob Haberbusch of Hamilton College.

The Coach of the Year Awards are chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA).

Winners will receive their awards at the annual AHCA Celebration of Men's Ice Hockey Banquet, held in conjunction with the AHCA Convention in Naples, FL. This year's banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26.

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Previous Winners of the Edward Jeremiah Award
(Division III Coach of the Year)
1970 Sid Watson, Bowdoin   1994 Jeff Meredith, Fredonia
1971 Sid Watson, Bowdoin   1995 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
1972 Jack Canniff, Massachusetts   1996 Dean Talafous, WI-River Falls
1973 Jim Cross, Vermont   1997 Mike McShane, Norwich
1974 Barry Urbanski, Boston State   1998 Mike Schwartz, Augsburg
1975 Wendall Forbes, Middlebury   1999 Mike McShane, Norwich
1976 Don Roberts, Gustavus Adolphus   2000 Mike McShane, Norwich
1977 Bill Riley, Jr., Lowell   2001 Wayne Wilson, RIT
1978 Sid Watson, Bowdoin   2002 Dan Stauber, WI-Superior
1979 Don Brose, Mankato State   2003 George Roll, Oswego State
1980 Steve Stirling, Babson   2004 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
1981 Herb Hammond, Plattsburgh State   2005 Terry Skrypek, St. Thomas
1982 Steve Stirling, Babson   2006 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
1983 Mike Gibbons, Bemidji State   2007 Ed Gosek, Oswego State
  Peter Van Buskirk, Holy Cross   2008 Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert College
1984 Bob Peters, Bemidji State   2009 Dominick Dawes, Neumann College
1985 Rob Riley, Babson   2010 Mike McShane, Norwich
1986 Terry Meagher, Bowdoin   2011 Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert College
1987 Tony Mariano, Norwich   2012 Jack Arena, Amherst College
1988 Glenn Thomaris, Elmira   2013 Matt Loen, UW-Eau Claire
1989 Terry Meagher, Bowdoin   2014 Chris Schultz, Geneseo
1990 Bill Beaney, Middlebury   2015 Jack Arena, Amherst College
1991 Glenn Thomaris, Elmira   2016 Chris Schultz, Geneseo
Peter Belisle, UMass Boston
1992 Bruce Marshall, Connecticut   2017 Mike McShane, Norwich
1993 Joe Baldarotta, WI-Stevens Point