Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rand Pecknold reaches career win number 450

Quinnipiac University men's hockey coach Rand Pecknold picked up his 450th career victory with Tuesday's nights 3-2 win over UMass. He is 28th all time in wins according to and notched his 450th win in his 800th game at Quinnipiac. 425 of the wins have come at the Division I level. The reigning Spencer Penrose Award winner for the top coach in Division I hockey has been at the helm of Quinnipiac since the 1994-1995 season.

Rand Pecknold (photo by Matt Dewkett/SBN)
He has led the Bobcats to five NCAA tournament appearances (2002, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), two trips to the Frozen Four (2013, 2016) and two National Runner-ups (2013, 2016).

His teams have also won five regular season conference championships starting with two MAAC regular season titles in 2000 and 2001. He has won the ECAC regular season title three of the past four seasons (2013, 2015, 2016). Pecknold also led the program to a MAAC tournament title in 2002 and Quinnipiac's first ever ECAC tournament championship last year over Harvard.

In addition to winning the Spencer Penrose Award in 2016, Pecknold was also recognized as the 2016 College Hockey News coach of the year along with winning the ECAC coach of year as well for the second time along with the first win back in 2013. As a native of Bedford, New Hampshire he was recently inducted into the New Hampshire hockey hall of fame for his contributions to the game.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathan_singer.

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