Former Men’s Hockey Player Lind Named EHL Coach of the Year

NORWALK, Conn. – Former University of New Hampshire men's hockey defenseman Eric Lind ('01) was named the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) Coach of the Year as voted on by fellow head coaches. The announcement was made on Monday by the league.

Lind, who is also the team's general manager and co-founder, led the second year team to a record of 26-13-3-2 in the 2013-14 season. A total of 10 current CT Oilers players have committed to play NCAA hockey next year, three of which will play Division I.

"I am very proud of him," said UNH head coach Dick Umile. "He was a great player for us and I always knew he would be successful in his career."

As a Wildcat, Lind skated in a total of 151 games. He scored nine goals and dished out 32 assists for 41 points. While with the 'Cats, the team made three NCAA appearances, including the semifinal round as a freshman and the championship game as a sophomore. His second year squad still holds the record for most wins in a season (31 in 1998-99).

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