Pearson, Potulny named Coach of the Year finalists

By @MichaelCaples –

Two college hockey bench bosses residing in the state of Michigan are up for some major recognition.

The American Hockey Coaches’ Association has announced the finalists for the 2017-18 AHCA Men’s Ice Hockey Spencer Penrose Award, presented each season to the top coach in college hockey.

Two heads of Michigan-based programs are on the list, and they’re both first-year head coaches with their respective teams.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson is one finalist; Northern Michigan coach Grant Potulny is the other.


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