The UConn men’s hockey program has elevated to new levels in recent seasons. That success has head coach Mike Cavanaugh’s fingerprints all over it.
The North Andover, Mass., native was hired by UConn in 2013 to put the Huskies into Hockey East and on the map.
Last season, UConn posted 20 wins, which is the highest win total for a Cavanaugh-coached Huskies team. That same squad got all the way to the Hockey East championship game where they fell to UMass, 2-1, in overtime.
UConn looks poised for even more progress this year. The Huskies are 5-0-1 and rank No. 14 in the nation, according to the USCHO poll. Cavanaugh also has a shiny new rink to look forward to at the start of the new year.