Pecknold signed through 2011-2012
by Seth Rothman
July 21, 2007
When a school supports a program the way Quinnipiac supports its men’s ice hockey team, and when the coach rewards the school by guiding his team to an improbably successful season, it is a marriage likely to continue.
Yesterday, Quinnipiac made sure its marriage with head coach Rand Pecknold will continue for 4 more years, as Pecknold signed a 3 year extension that will take him through the 2011-2012 season. Pecknold’s current contract was set to expire after the 2009-2010 season.
Contract terms were not disclosed.
“I am very pleased that Rand Pecknold will continue to serve as our head men’s ice hockey coach,” Quinnipiac Athletic Director Jack McDonald said. “He continues to elevate our program within ECAC Hockey and the Division I ranks.”
Pecknold has been the only coach in the school’s Division I history, and has been at the helm of the Bobcats bench since the 1994-1995 season, a span of 13 years.
“I’m extremely appreciative of the commitment displayed once again by Quinnipiac University and its senior administrators to myself, my family and our men’s ice hockey program,” Pecknold said. “I am very proud of our accomplishments over the past 13 years, but I feel that the best is yet to come as we continue to move forward on a national level.”
Pecknold led the team to the ECAC Hockey Championship Game this past season before falling to Clarkson. This upcoming season, the Bobcats will likely be predicted as a top 3 team in ECAC Hockey.
“I am very confident that our men’s ice hockey program will maintain its continued success within the ECAC, at the TD Banknorth Sports Center and in the classroom in the coming years,” McDonald said.