Mankowski named assistant coach


Mike Mankowski, an assistant hockey coach at Canisius College the last four seasons, has been named an
assistant coach at Bowling Green, Falcon head coach Dennis Williams announced Friday.
He also was the school?s recruiting coordinator.
Mankowski works extensively with U.S.A. Hockey, having served as a coach at the select 16-17 national
development camps and a director/head coach of Mid-American select 14-15 district camps.
Mankowski is the first of two full-time assistant coaches who will be hired by Williams. The other is
expected to be named by the end of next week.
Williams was named BG?s head coach June 30.
Canisius is an NCAA Division I school which plays in Atlantic Hockey.
?Mike?s passion and knowledge for college hockey was very evident throughout the process,? Williams said.

Mankowski was the general manager and head coach of the Toledo IceDiggers junior team from 2001-05, and
was a volunteer assistant coach and scout for the East Coast Hockey League?s Storm from 2000-03.
Before joining the IceDiggers, he was the head coach at Toledo St. John?s for nine seasons, advancing to
the state semifinals six times.
At Canisius, Mankowski?s recruiting classes were some of the best in Atlantic Hockey.
His first class earned 12 weekly league honors, the most of any Division I team in the country, while his
second class included the top two scorers in the league. He had at least one player selected to Atlantic
Hockey?s all-rookie team each season he was there.
Canisius? head coach is Dave Smith, who was an assistant at BG during the 2000-01 season.
?He?s done some real great things with his recruiting at Canisius,? Williams said. ?He?s a great
recruiter and a quality coach.? ? GORDON

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