Hall Puck Hires New Coach for 2017-2018 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (This release has been drafted for a class project)

For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Cameron

Phone: 973-666-8543

E-mail: Andrew.cameron@student.shu.edu

Twitter : @cameroan

Hall Puck Hires New Coach for 2017-2018 Season

South Orange, NJ, March 28, 2017– Seton Hall’s Club Hockey team has announced they have selected a new coach to replace outgoing coach Gary Biggs who led the team the past three seasons. Bringing back a former Pirate is expected to inject new life into the program.

The search for a new coach brought many applicants, both new and old faces and some impressive hockey resumes from across the state. The search has since come to an end and former Pirate star Carl Meixsell will be taking control of the program. Meixsell graduated from Seton Hall in May 2015, and currently works as an accountant at Deloitte. His plans to fill out his staff are currently unclear but he has said he is interested in bringing back another former Pirate to work alongside him. The official hiring will take place at 9pm on March 28th in the Team Room in the Richie Regan Rec Center.

“I am honored to have been given this opportunity,” Meixsell said. “There are so many experienced and respected coaches in this region. I think the program is really at a pivotal moment here, and to have the chance to help push the team in the right direction will be amazing. Playing on the team for four years gave me a lot of experience with the league and I feel that my understanding of the style of play common in our league will help me out tremendously.”

At the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season, Biggs announced he would step down from his position and help the team transition to new leadership. Biggs had instant success with the Pirates leading them to a fourth place regular season finish and a heartbreaking loss in the playoff finals in his first season (2014-2015). However, the past two seasons were filled with frustration and the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

“We tried many different things the past two years, from changing our lines, to starting different goalies, to experimenting with new practice formats, even bringing in new assistant coaches. Nothing seemed to help us find success in closing out games,” said Biggs.

Be sure to follow the team’s social media accounts for year-round updates on the team: @hall_puck on Instagram and Twitter. For more information contact Andrew Cameron at 973-666-8543 or via email at Andrew.cameron@student.shu.edu. Follow @cameroan for live updates from the announcement on March 28th.

About Seton Hall Ice Hockey

Seton Hall’s club hockey team has been around for over 35 seasons. The team currently competes in the Colonial States College Hockey Conference (CSCHC) with nine other teams from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Home games are played at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. For more information about Seton Hall ice hockey be sure to visit shuhockey.pointstreaksites.com.

**All quotes have been created by me for the purpose of this assignment**

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