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radiox
10-05-2012, 10:19 AM
It's getting serious over at SUNY Canton



SUNY Canton has hired former Hobart College Assistant Coach Carl Michaelson as its new head men’s ice hockey coach. In addition to his extensive coaching experience, Michaelson also played professional hockey for five years and is a former NCAA Division III college hockey standout.

"Carl's playing and coaching experience make him an ideal choice to become our men's hockey coach," said Athletic Director Randy Sieminski. "He has worked with SUNY Canton Alumnus Mark Taylor for the past three seasons at Hobart, and Mark is one of the most well respected college hockey coaches in the nation. Carl has proven to be an exceptional recruiter and coach, and we're excited to have him lead our hockey team in their first year competing against top level NCAA D3 teams."

Michaelson brings an impressive coaching and playing résumé to SUNY Canton after a successful stint at Hobart College, one of the premier Division III hockey programs in the country. He served as an assistant coach with the Statesmen for the past three years and recruited and coached several all-Americans, all-League Players and league Rookies of the Year. Michaelson was a member of the coaching staff that won the program’s second ECAC West Championship.

In addition to coaching at Hobart, Michaelson has served as owner and operator of Westlake Hockey Development, established in Montreal, Canada. The program is currently operating in the Cree Nation of Mistissini, a native reservation located in the James Bay Region of the Province of Quebec.

As a player, Michaelson lettered for four years at Hobart earning a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics. On the ice, he served as a captain or assistant captain throughout his career and led the Statesmen to their first ever ECAC West Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In addition to playing in college, Michaelson played professional hockey overseas in France and Belgium, a short stint in the Unites States with the Fort Wayne Komets in the United Hockey League.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I enter SUNY Canton as its first head coach participating in the NCAA,” said Michaelson. “The pride is in the great history established through its former players and past coaches. They all have a piece of this fantastic growth we are experiencing today, and I am thankful to them. My enthusiasm is in the direction of the University as a whole. My mentor Mark Taylor has prepared me for this day, and I could not be more grateful. I look forward to leading this program into the future in DIII College hockey.”

Michaelson and the Roos open their 2012-13 season on the road at NCAA Division III Fredonia State University on October 19. The Roos will also face Division III opponents SUNY Geneseo, Wesleyan College, Trinity College, Connecticut College, and Tufts University as well as NCAA Division II opponents Assumption College, Stonehill College, St. Michael’s College, Franklin Pierce University and Southern New Hampshire.

norm1909
10-05-2012, 10:48 AM
It's getting serious over at SUNY Canton



SUNY Canton has hired former Hobart College Assistant Coach Carl Michaelson as its new head men’s ice hockey coach. In addition to his extensive coaching experience, Michaelson also played professional hockey for five years and is a former NCAA Division III college hockey standout.

"Carl's playing and coaching experience make him an ideal choice to become our men's hockey coach," said Athletic Director Randy Sieminski. "He has worked with SUNY Canton Alumnus Mark Taylor for the past three seasons at Hobart, and Mark is one of the most well respected college hockey coaches in the nation. Carl has proven to be an exceptional recruiter and coach, and we're excited to have him lead our hockey team in their first year competing against top level NCAA D3 teams."

Michaelson brings an impressive coaching and playing résumé to SUNY Canton after a successful stint at Hobart College, one of the premier Division III hockey programs in the country. He served as an assistant coach with the Statesmen for the past three years and recruited and coached several all-Americans, all-League Players and league Rookies of the Year. Michaelson was a member of the coaching staff that won the program’s second ECAC West Championship.

In addition to coaching at Hobart, Michaelson has served as owner and operator of Westlake Hockey Development, established in Montreal, Canada. The program is currently operating in the Cree Nation of Mistissini, a native reservation located in the James Bay Region of the Province of Quebec.

As a player, Michaelson lettered for four years at Hobart earning a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics. On the ice, he served as a captain or assistant captain throughout his career and led the Statesmen to their first ever ECAC West Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In addition to playing in college, Michaelson played professional hockey overseas in France and Belgium, a short stint in the Unites States with the Fort Wayne Komets in the United Hockey League.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I enter SUNY Canton as its first head coach participating in the NCAA,” said Michaelson. “The pride is in the great history established through its former players and past coaches. They all have a piece of this fantastic growth we are experiencing today, and I am thankful to them. My enthusiasm is in the direction of the University as a whole. My mentor Mark Taylor has prepared me for this day, and I could not be more grateful. I look forward to leading this program into the future in DIII College hockey.”

Michaelson and the Roos open their 2012-13 season on the road at NCAA Division III Fredonia State University on October 19. The Roos will also face Division III opponents SUNY Geneseo, Wesleyan College, Trinity College, Connecticut College, and Tufts University as well as NCAA Division II opponents Assumption College, Stonehill College, St. Michael’s College, Franklin Pierce University and Southern New Hampshire.

They also hop on twin match-ups with former ECAC-West powerhouse LVC in January. :cool:

ballgame
10-05-2012, 11:28 AM
they need to change their nickname

Saints17
10-05-2012, 12:50 PM
they need to change their nickname
And hop to it!

norm1909
10-05-2012, 01:43 PM
they need to change their nickname

Unfortunately, Roos can not go backwards - only forward :(

Birdwatcher
10-05-2012, 05:36 PM
they need to change their nickname The Kangaroos is new! They just changed in 2007. From 1995 to 2007 they were the Northstars, prior to that the Northmen.

NUProf
10-05-2012, 08:50 PM
The Kangaroos is new! They just changed in 2007. From 1995 to 2007 they were the Northstars, prior to that the Northmen.

I like it

joecct
10-05-2012, 09:15 PM
I like itIf they every join the SUNYAC, I can't wait for the following headline: "Marauding Marsupials Manhandle Morrisville"

Hammer
10-05-2012, 09:19 PM
And if they do, you're going to have to pick me up off the floor.

NUProf
10-05-2012, 10:36 PM
If they every join the SUNYAC, I can't wait for the following headline: "Marauding Marsupials Manhandle Morrisville"

I'm still betting on the ECAC West.

norm1909
10-06-2012, 08:31 AM
I'm still betting on the ECAC West.

If the SUNYAC has (or gets to) 10 teams at the time they were to apply; I think their chances would be nil. I do think they are is a significant desire to have a even number of teams - despite the lack of success of potential "associate members". Also their location in relation to the geological center of the SUNYAC Hockey Schools will be a strong draw.

OSU2010
10-06-2012, 09:54 AM
Id like to keep the number of SUNYAC teams down at 9, i enjoy our tough OOC schedule. I'd hate to have to drop 2 OOC teams/games... We still need to find room for Norwich

norm1909
10-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Id like to keep the number of SUNYAC teams down at 9, i enjoy our tough OOC schedule. I'd hate to have to drop 2 OOC teams/games... We still need to find room for Norwich

I agree with you, but I am not sure the SUNYAC pencil pushers do.

Saints17
10-06-2012, 10:39 AM
According to my sources, the SUNYAC conference is very interested in SUNY Canton joining for hockey. It would be logical to add them for hockey, the rest of their sports programs....I'm not so sure. Only time will tell....

NUProf
10-06-2012, 11:05 AM
According to my sources, the SUNYAC conference is very interested in SUNY Canton joining for hockey. It would be logical to add them for hockey, the rest of their sports programs....I'm not so sure. Only time will tell....

I seem to remember reading that they already have a conference for most of their sports, so they have no interest in the SUNYAC as full members. I still think that the ECAC West would be motivated to make a strong pitch to get up to seven members (and leave the WIAC as a totally useless appendage to the world of DIII hockey :) ). With the WIAC coming in next year at 5 teams, it will add back in the Pool B "auto bid" for the ECAC West, however.

Pioneers#1
10-06-2012, 12:43 PM
If they every join the SUNYAC, I can't wait for the following headline: "Marauding Marsupials Manhandle Morrisville"

That comment made my day hahahaha :D

Scott_TG
10-06-2012, 01:55 PM
I seem to remember reading that they already have a conference for most of their sports, so they have no interest in the SUNYAC as full members. I still think that the ECAC West would be motivated to make a strong pitch to get up to seven members (and leave the WIAC as a totally useless appendage to the world of DIII hockey :) ). With the WIAC coming in next year at 5 teams, it will add back in the Pool B "auto bid" for the ECAC West, however.

For a team with a different conference picked out they sure play a lot of SUNYAC schools. There are only three programs not playing a SUNYAC program in their coming season. I think they would be a strong fit. They would have a good location advantage in hockey for any recruit who wants to be relatively near home, so if they can offer comparable aid they could build a good program quickly.

jconnor
10-08-2012, 07:12 AM
Let's hope Coach Michaelson shows his Loyalty to the ECAC-W and pushes the school to go that route.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
10-08-2012, 10:16 AM
As a Plattsburgh fan, I can only see negatives for the existing SUNYAC teams in terms of competition if Canton joins. I can only see positives for the ECACW if they join there.

Financially, I recognize that the SUNYAC stands to benefit more, and would be the better fit for Canton, but competitively, I believe the loss of OOC games can only serve to hurt the Plattys and Oswegos...


That said, new DIII teams are always a wonderful thing for DIII hockey fans. Nazareth and Canton are both welcome additions to the DIII hockey ranks!

Ozz
10-08-2012, 10:42 AM
Highly doubt that it would happen but if Canton joined the SUNYAC, would they go to a 2 division format?

Five teams in each division. Play your divisional opponents twice a year and the other divisional opponents once a year (rotating home ice each year). This would turn a current 16-game conference schedule into a 13-game conference schedule, allowing three more OOC games. From a statistical standpoint (NUProf), this would make for an unbalanced schedule, but from a 'adding more OOC games' standpoint, that would open that door.

Like I said, I highly doubt that that would even be discussed, but fun to think about.