Hakstol named INCH national coach of the year

Dave Hakstol is Inside College Hockey national coach of the year.

The website wrote that “The folks in Grand Forks expect their hockey team to win; North Dakota did that this past season thanks to a masterful coaching job by Hakstol.”

Read the full post here.

Hakstol helped lead UND to a fourth-place finish in the WCHA, a Broadmoor Trophy as the league’s postseason champion and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, despite the team not having enough players to fill out a full lineup for a third of the season.

10 thoughts on “Hakstol named INCH national coach of the year

  1. Congratulations to Mr. Hakstol. Well deserved recognition. A special congratulations to the entire Coaching Staff because as much as this is an achievement awarded to a Head Coach, this recognition is a credit to an entire Coaching Staff’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to preparing each week.

  2. Well deserved Hak and the rest of the staff. I thought it was his best year of coaching to date. Hopefully next year we can stay healthy and get some bounces in the playoffs.

  3. Great to see at least 4 former Sioux in the NHL with Parise, Toews, Oshie and Greene. Two captains, an assistant captain, and a teams leading scorer. Plus a head coach. Very impressive.

  4. Righted a wrong in the WCHA. Good luck in the USCHO choice this week. Should have been a contender for the Penrose (Daniels/Ferris State won it).

  5. Well deserved. This year was without a doubt, in my honest opinion, the best job Hak & crew have done at UND.

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