Windsor has apparently gone for the same kind of coach that Carleton and Manitoba have turned to get their hockey programs going.
Kevin Hamlin, hired yesterday, is a first-timer at the CIS level, but he's won in Junior B and C and at the OCAA level with the St. Clair Saints. Some would say his St. Clair teams' dominance -- you might remember the stories about a year ago about the school trying to see if it could join NCAA Division 3 for hockey -- were a big factor in many Ontario colleges dropping hockey as a varsity sport.
That gives the impression that Hamlin has some recruiting mojo, somewhat like former provincial Junior A coaches Fred Parker and Don MacGillivray do at the above-mentioned schools.
The Lancers are coming off a dreadful season, 13 points from 28 games, which was dead last in the OUA. A playoff spot isn't easy to come by in the competitive western half of the league, but if the Lancers are pushing for top spot in 2009-10, you'll know why.
Thanks to Greg Layson, the Big Man on Campus, for the link.
Hamlin heads to Lancers (Jim Parker, Windsor Star)