Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Haviland Named Head Coach at Colorado College

Release Date : 05/10/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League and the Jersey Junior Titans organization are pleased to announce that Michael Haviland, an advisor for the Titans organization, and the brother of the Titans Director of Hockey Operations George Haviland, was named the fourteenth coach at Colorado College.

Colorado College is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado near the USA Hockey office, and competes in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NHCH) that began play with seven other members in 2013. The conference was formed six members from the WCHA and two from the CCHA after the necessary restructuring after Big Ten Hockey Conference was formed. here

The Colorado College Tigers have two NCAA Division I Championships (1950 and 1957) and three second-place finishes (1952, 1955, 1996). According to the team release, over the past twenty seasons, the Tigers have twelve NCAA bids, six regular-season titles and seventeen home-ice playoff games.

After a collegiate career at Elmira College, the New Jersey Devils selected Haviland in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He has playing experience in the AHL and the ECHL. As a coach, the Middletown, New Jersey native has over twenty years experience with Elmira, the Trenton Titans (ECHL), the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (ECHL), the Norfolk Admirals (AHL), the Rockford IceHogs (AHL), the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) and the Hershey Bears (AHL).

“This is a great moment for the Titans organization and the entire AMHL,” George Haviland said. “It establishes a direct pipeline between the east coast market and Colorado Springs.”

“This is a moment for the Titans organization to be in the spotlight and we are very happy for them,” said AMHL President Gene Palecco. “Having a Division I coach in a market that does not necessarily always scout the east can only benefit our players in the long run. Congratulations to the Titans organization and to the entire Haviland family.”

The Colorado College press release may be found by clicking here.

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