Men’s Hockey: Three New Coaches, Including First Full-Time Woman, Added to Staff

The Boston University Terriers Men’s Ice Hockey team announced three additions to the teams’s coaching staff earlier this week.

Brian Eklund, Kyle Czech, and Brittany Miller will all be behind the bench with Head Coach David Quinn this season. Miller is the first, full-time woman to coach in NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey.

Miller, who was the team manager for the last five seasons, will assume the role of Director of Hockey Operations. She replaces Chris Dyment, who has moved on “to pursue other opportunities in hockey” after just one year at BU.

Eklund will replace former volunteer goaltending coach Mike Geragosian after 17 seasons behind the bench. Eklund earned a Stanley Cup ring with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 as the Bolts’ backup goalie. He joins the Terriers, making the less-than two mile trek from Harvard where he spent the last three years.

The third addition comes in the form of a new Strength and Conditioning coach. Kyle Czech comes from Prentiss Hockey Performance in Connecticut. He will replace Sean Skahan, who departs after only one season to become the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Minnesota Wild of the NHL.

Author: Dan Shulman

A New Englander at heart, Dan is a sports contributor for covering the New England Patriots primarily among other sports. He has written for the Boston Globe since 2014 with a focus on local sports, and has contributed to SB Nation, FanSided, Inside Hockey, New England Soccer Journal, and WEEI. Follow him on Twitter @DanielRShulman.

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