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EAGLES CALL ON FAMILIAR NAME AS NEXT HEAD COACH

CHENEY, WASH --  The Eastern Washington University Eagles are pleased to announce the selection of Greg Sherman as the new head coach of the team. The announcement comes just shy of two months after previous coach, Pat Hanlon, announced his retirement from collegiate hockey. 

Sherman, a native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, has been involved in coaching for more than two decades. His experience includes a previous one year stint as the head man for the former EWU JV Hockey club.

"My passion for the game of hockey is still strong, I'm a student of the game and I hope to use that mindset to help these young men further their hockey career" said Sherman "I'm very excited about this opportunity to coach at EWU and I cannot wait for the puck to drop."

Those familiar with Spokane area hockey may recognize his name as the former head coach of the Spokane Flyers, a former junior team in the NorPac conference, or for his involvement with Spokane American Youth Hockey Association where he coached the U-16A2 team last season and has previously taken the U-16A1 team to the national tournament.  . 

Sherman came highly recommended from numerous sources including former EWU and current North Dakota Athletic Director, Bill Chaves who said "I had the opportunity to meet Greg through SAYHA and I have nothing but respect for his ability to teach and care for players of the game. His knowledge will help advance the program at EWU thanks to his mentoring style." 

The Eagles are looking to capitalize on their success last season when  they return to the ice this fall. Opening night is scheduled for September 27th with the opponent to be announced at a later date. 

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The EWU Eagles Hockey team is an ACHA D2 club program that plays in the PAC8 Conference. The team plays all home games at the EWU URC. Tickets for all home games can be purchased at the door, EWU students with a valid student ID card will receive free admission. For more information please visit the team website at www.EWUACHAHockey.com or on Facebook by searching 'EWU Eagles Hockey'.

 
Tyler Pisani