Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Former Black Hawk Joins Coaching Ranks

This is from March, but I hadn't seen or heard about it anywhere before now. Former Waterloo Black Hawks player, Mike Dagenais, has been named the new head coach of the Marquette Electricians hockey club.

Mike Dagenais New Electricians Coach
Takes over for Scott Nevenhoven

The Marquette Electricians announced that Mike Dagenais would be replacing Scott Nevenhoven as Head Coach.

Dagenais, 24, a Marquette native, has been performing as Interim Head Coach for the Electricians since early December. This will be Dagenais’ first solo stint behind the bench. He was named Assistant Coach of the Electricians last summer, and prior to that, was Associate Head Coach of the American Legion Post #44 AA Bantam team in 2006-07, and has also been Assistant Coach of the ReMax Pee Wee AA team and the U.P. Sports Connection Squirt AA team.

As a player, Dagenais played two seasons for the Marquette Electricians under Head Coach Jon Nebel. He won the Gold Medal in the “Four Nations Tournament” for the United States U17 Select Team in the Czech Republic, defeating the host team, Germany, Canada and Sweden. Dagenais also played three seasons for the United States Hockey League Waterloo Blackhawks.

“To have the opportunity to step into this leadership role for a team that I played for is a great honor.” Dagenais said. “I look forward to building upon the proud tradition of Electricians hockey. My first duty is to build a competitive team around the strong returning base that we have from last season.”

Dagenais’ first duties will be running the Electricians Spring Evaluation Camp, which will take place at the Berry Events Center on May 2-4. Information on the Spring Camp along with information on the Electricians Summer Skate is available on the Electricians web site at www.mqtelectricians.com , or you can contact Coach Dagenais at 906-362-3406.

Dagenais is currently a senior at Northern Michigan University majoring in Nursing and will receive his R.N. Degree in December.

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