Colorado College has hired longtime pro coach Mike Haviland to succeed Scott Owens at the helm.
Haviland comes from the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, where he was the head coach for one season.
Most notably, Haviland served as an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup season. He also won two championships as a head coach in the East Coast Hockey League.
Haviland, who played at Elmira College, will have a rebuilding project on his hands as Colorado College finished seventh place in the NCHC last season.
The Tigers have a promising young defensive corps but will need to re-discover some dynamic threats up front, which was CC’s method of operation when it had successful teams in the WCHA during the last decade.