Jun 16, 2011 10:06 PM by Lee Douglas/Colorado College
LOWELL, MA (June 16, 2011) - Jason Lammers and Cam Ellsworth have been named assistant coaches with the UMass Lowell hockey program, announced first-year head coach Norm Bazin on Thursday.
Lammers brings over a decade of coaching experience to UMass Lowell, most recently spending the last two seasons with Colorado College. In addition, he has coached at Ohio State University, SUNY Geneseo, Princeton University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Clarkson University and Hobart College.
Ellsworth joins the River Hawks after three seasons as an assistant coach with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League. He also adds eight seasons of professional and collegiate experience as a goaltender for Michigan Technological University and several teams in the ECHL.
Together with Bazin, the trio will look to turn-around the River Hawks who struggled to a 5-25-4 record (4-21-2 in Hockey East) last year but can return as many as 24 players for the 2011-12 season.
Among the key returnees, leading scorer David Vallorani (Hamilton, Ont.) enters his senior season and assistant captain Riley Wetmore (Swanton, Vt.) looks to follow up a 30-point sophomore campaign.