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Dennehy named All-New England Coach of the Year

Merrimack head Coach Mark Dennehy was named the All-New England Coach of the Year for the second straight season, while Karl Stollery and Stephane Da Costa were also named to the team.

Dennehy directed Merrimack to a Division I team-record 25 wins as the Warriors were ranked in the national polls for the first time ever, advanced to the Hockey East Championship for the first time ever, and were selected for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988.

Stollery, an all-conference honorable mention, led Merrimack defenders with 27 points and was tied for second in Hockey East in scoring among defensemen. Leading Merrimack in ice time, Stollery served as an assistant captain as a junior and was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament team.

Da Costa led Merrimack in scoring for the second straight season, with 45 points while earning Hockey East All-Conference second-team honors. He ranked second in Hockey East in points per game.

All award winners will be honored on Wednesday, April 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus. The banquet will start at 6 p.m. and is $35 per person.

For complete listings of All-Stars and award winners, visit www.newenglandallstars.com.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. JCR '98

    March 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    A well-deserved recognition! On a semi-related note, there are rumblings on the USCHO boards that Coach Dennehy might be a candidate for Northeastern if Cronin were to leave. This seems to overlook the fact that Dennehy just signed an extension with Merrimack, though I suppose it's not completely outside the realm of possibility that he could get out of it. Stranger things have happened in college athletics. What do you think of these rumors–can they be safely dismissed as the nonsense I think/hope they are?

  2. djc17

    March 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Jack Parker is probably afraid of losing a recruit or two and is firing up the rumor mill. Wouldn't be the first time….. Get concerned when York announces he is retiring.

  3. RENCEB

    March 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Mike, the link is to last year's announcement.

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