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As first reported by USHR.com, Merrimack has hired UConn’s Glenn Stewart as an assistant coach, replacing the departed Darren Yopyk who left the program last month to take a head coaching job with the Westside Warriors of the BCHL.
Stewart, a 1994 UNH grad, has spent the last five seasons as an assistant with the Huskies, where he has also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. During his time at UConn, he earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.
During his UNH career, he played in a career total of 144 games and was named assistant captain in 1993-94, his senior year.
Prior to coaching, Stewart played professional hockey for nine years in the East Coast and International Hockey Leagues (formerly the United Hockey League) along with several stints in the American Hockey League. As a professional, Stewart played in 618 games tallying 402 goals, 452 assists, 854 points, included in this were three seasons where he registered over 50 goals and 100 points. Stewart remains in the top ten in many offensive categories in all time playoff scoring in the IHL.
While playing for the Mallards from 1997-99 and as a member of the New Haven Knights from 2001-02, Stewart served as the Player Assistant Coach.
Stewart has also been extensively involved with USA hockey working within the New England District. He is employed as an evaluator and coach for the Yankee Conference Festival as well as the New England District Development camps 13-18 which take place throughout the summer months.