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March 11, 2013
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR AHCA WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY COLLEGE DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR
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Eight coaches who have enjoyed on-ice success in 2012-13 have been named finalists for the AHCA College Division (NCAA Division III) Women's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award. The award will be presented during the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Convention Friday, May 3, in Naples, FL. The finalists include three-time winners Kevin Houle of Plattsburgh (2006, 2007 and 2008) and Bill Mandigo of Middlebury (2001, 2004 and 2005).

To be considered a finalist, you must either be named Coach of the Year at the conference level or advance to the national championship semifinals. The winner will be announced Thursday evening during the student-athlete banquet at the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship in Superior, WI.

2012-13 AHCA Women's Ice Hockey
College Division Coach of the Year Finalists

Mike Carroll, Gustavus Adolphus—MIAC Coach of the Year & NCAA Semifinalist
Dave Clausen, Utica—ECAC West Co-Coach of the Year
Kevin Houle, Plattsburgh—ECAC West Co-Coach of the Year & NCAA Semifinalist*
Dean Jackson, Elmira—ECAC West, NCAA Semifinalist
Ashley Kilstein, Plymouth—ECAC East Coach of the Year
Bill Mandigo, Middlebury—NESCAC, NCAA Semifinalist*
Marissa O'Neil, Bowdoin—NESCAC Coach of the Year
Carisa Zaban, Lake Forest—NCHA Coach of the Year
*Previous Winner

Previous Winners of the Women's Division III Coach of the Year Award
2000 Ted Wisner, Colgate   2007 Kevin Houle, Plattsburgh State
2001 Bill Mandigo, Middlebury   2008 Kevin Houle, Plattsburgh State
2002 Jamie Wood, Elmira   2009 Jim Plumer. Amherst College
2003 Michele Amidon, Bowdoin   2010 Mark Bolding, Norwich
2004 Bill Mandigo, Middlebury   2011 Mark Bolding, Norwich
2005 Bill Mandigo, Middlebury   2012 Mark Bolding, Norwich
2006 Kevin Houle, Plattsburgh State