Brian McCloskey
Brian McCloskey
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 603-862-1161
Email: brian.mccloskey@unh.edu
Year: 11th season
College: Dartmouth '77

OFF THE ICE
•   A native of Vancouver, British Columbia
•   Married to Karen Roelke
•   Father of one daughter – Anna (age seven)

ON THE ICE
•   Skated on four consecutive BC provincial championship teams
•   Rookie of the Year in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League in 1972
•   Captain and leading scorer of the 1973 Dartmouth freshman team
•   Co-captain of Dartmouth varsity team in 1977
•   Tallied 92 points as a three-year varsity letterwinner at Dartmouth College

ON THE BENCH
•  Guided UNH to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2006-10), including home quarterfinal games from 2006-09
•  Led the Wildcats to the Frozen Four in 2006 and 2008
•  Hockey East regular-season champions in ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09
•  Hockey East Tournament champions in ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09
•  School-record 33 wins in 2006 and 2008
•  28 wins in 2007 ranks fourth on program’s single-season list
•  27 wins in 2003 ranks fifth on program’s single-season list
•  UNH was ranked No. 1 in the nation for eight weeks in the 2008 season
•  In 2008, UNH ended the year #1 in the nation in penalty kill, #2 in offense, #2 in defense and #2 in power play
•  The 2008 Wildcats broke six Hockey East team records and tied two others en route to the league’s first undefeated season
•  UNH was ranked No. 1 nine consecutive weeks in 2006
•  Ranked No. 1 during the 2007 season (ended at No. 4)
•  The 2006 team broke seven team and three individual UNH records as well as four team and one individual NCAA records, and 14 team and five individual Hockey East records
•  UNH’s first perfect season at the Whittemore Center in 2006 (17-0-0)
•  20+ wins each of his first seven seasons
•  Named third head coach in UNH history on May 28, 2002
•  Prior to being named women’s hockey head coach, McCloskey served as the UNH men’s hockey associate head coach for a total of nine seasons (1993-97 and 1999-2002); was associate coach at his alma mater (Dartmouth) in 1998
•  Began his collegiate coaching career at Princeton University as an assistant in the 1980-81 seasons

ACCOLADES
• Two-time national Coach of the Year runner-up (2003, 2006)
• Three-time New England Hockey Writers Association Coach of the Year (2003, 2006, 2009)
•  Four-time Hockey East Coach of the Year (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009)

MILESTONES
•  First career victory: Oct. 11, 2002; a 4-0 win vs. Vermont at the Whittemore Center
•  100th career victory: Feb. 25, 2006 in UNH’s 5-0 win vs. Vermont at the Whittemore Center to clinch the Hockey East regular-season title
•  200th career victory: Dec. 8, 2009 at Boston College (4-0 win)

PLAYER RECOGNITION
•   UNH has had eight All-America selections during his nine-year tenure; in 2010, Kelly Paton was a First Team selection and Courtney Birchard was named to the Second Team; in 2006, Martine Garland and Sadie Wright-Ward were named to the First Team while Jennifer Hitchcock was a Second Team selection
•    Kelly Paton was a Top 3 Finalist for the ‘10 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
•   Martine Garland was a Top 10 Finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2007 and 2008
•   Jenn Wakefield was a Top 10 Finalist for the Patty Kaz in 2009
•   Sam Faber was also a Top 10 Finalist for the Patty Kaz in 2008
•   Nicole Hekle was a Top 10 Finalist for the Patty Kaz in 2006
•   UNH has swept Hockey East’s “Big Three” awards (Player, Rookie and Coach of the Year) twice – 2003 and 2006
•   A Wildcat was named Hockey East Player of the Year each of the league’s first four years of existence
•   A UNH player has been named Hockey East Rookie of the Year three times (Lindsay Hansen ‘03; Sam Faber ‘06; Jenn Wakefield ‘08)
•   A Wildcat was the Hockey East Goaltending Champion each of the first six years
•   A UNH player was the Hockey East Scoring Champion three consecutive seasons (2004, 2005, 2006) and four times overall (2008)
•    Kacey Bellamy (‘09) won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2010 Olympics
•   Two UNH Wildcats skated on the 2007-08 U.S. Women’s National Team that won gold at the ‘08 IIHF World Championship
•   One Wildcat skated on the 2007-08 Great Britain Women’s National Team that won gold at the ‘08 IIHF World Championship
•   Three UNH athletes on the 2008 roster also skated for a national select team, and six competed on an Under-22 team

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