From what I’m hearing, Glenn Stewart‘s hiring as an assistant coach at Merrimack is technically not official yet, as there is still some HR work to do, but he was offered the job and did accept the job, and the delay in announcement is nothing more than procedure.
I found this interesting in my digging. According to some I’ve talked to, UConn does not give scholarships to hockey athletes, just financial aid.
And, to top it off, they do not offer financial aid to non-American students. So, every Canadian on the UConn roster is paying their way through college.
Stewart has had success recruiting in Western Canada, including recruiting Marcello Ranallo, who finished with 21 points last year as a freshman (he’s from B.C.).
In all, the Huskies had just two players on their roster from Canada, but seven of its players come from Canadian leagues.
I’ll have more on Stewart’s hiring, and what it means for Merrimack, in a bit.