|Title:||Head Ice Hockey Coach|
|Alma Mater:||So. New Hampshire '87|
Ken Hutchins, a 1987 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, was promoted to head men's ice hockey coach at SNHU on March 28, 2007.
Over his first six seasons, Hutchins has guided the Penmen to the Northeast-10 Tournament five times, with four semifinal appearances.
Hutchins, who has over two decades of coaching experience, spent 10 years as an assistant coach at SNHU and was named associate head coach prior to the 2006-07 season. He helped the Penmen to an appearance in the final NCAA Division II Championship Series in 1999 and guided the Penmen to an appearance in the championship game of the ECAC Division II/Northeast-10 Conference Tournament in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2006. Hutchins began his coaching career at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where he served as an assistant coach for seven years (1990-97).
"As a graduate of SNHU I am honored and excited to be offered the opportunity to take over as head coach," said Hutchins.
Hutchins also spent six years
(1991-97) as the corporate marketing and sales manager for the
Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League. He was with the
team during the 1991-92 season when the Red Wings claimed the
Calder Cup under the guidance of head coach Barry Melrose.
A native of Dracut, Mass., Hutchins was a four-year member of the hockey team at SNHU (then New Hampshire College) and helped the Penmen to a combined 57-45-4 record. He was a freshman on the 1983-84 team that posted an 18-9-1 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. As a senior he led the Penmen to their first-ever appearance in the ECAC North/South Tournament. He played in 79 games over his career and totaled 23 career points. He was a five-sport athlete at Dracut High School.
Hutchins currently resides in Manchester, N.H. with his wife Donna and son Jack.
|Title:||Assistant Ice Hockey Coach|
Mike Cloutier is in his sixth season as an assistant coach at SNHU
Cloutier is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he majored in Government Legal Studies/Economics. He resides in Bedford with wife Martine and daughters Alyssa and Jessica.
|Title:||Assistant Ice Hockey Coach/Recruiting Coordinator|
Ryan Durocher is in his first season on the SNHU ice hockey staff. He serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
A native of Canton, N.Y., Durocher played collegiately at SUNY Cortland from 2008-12 and was a member of the SUNYAC All-Academic Team. Prior to enrolling at Cortland, he played junior hockey with the Boston Bulldogs, Cornwall Colts and New Hampshire Junior Monarchs, helping the Junior Monarchs to a national championship as well as an Eastern Junior Hockey League title. Durocher is the all-time leading scorer at National Sports Academy (Lake Placid, N.Y.).
Durocher spent the summers of 2009 and 2010 as a coach at the USA Hockey Development Camp, working alongside Division I and prep school coaches to develop skills for select players. He also spent seven summers working at Can/Am Hockey Camp, assisting players ranging from ages 8-16 improve their game as well as working with them on weight training and skill analysis via video.
Durocher is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a degree in Sport Management.
|Title:||Assistant Ice Hockey Coach|
Martin Stehl, a former goaltender at SNHU, enters his third season as assistant coach.
Stehl played at Southern New Hampshire from 2002-06 and appeared in 52 games over his four seasons, compiling a 3.46 goals-against average and 24-17-4 record. He ranks second in program history in GAA and fourth in save percentage (.885). As a senior Stehl posted a 7-3-1 mark and 2.80 GAA with two shutouts in 13 contests.
Stehl has coached with the Oregon women’s hockey program as well as at Robbie Glantz Power Skating and worked camps with the South Suburban Ice Hockey League.
A native of Goldbar, Washington, Stehl completed his bachelors’ degree in psychology at SNHU and is currently working towards his master’s in Organizational Leadership. He resides in Manchester with wife Stephanie.
Harris Severs is in his sixth season working with the SNHU hockey program and second as an assistant coach.
Severs, a 2009 graduate of SNHU with a degree in Sport Management, served as a team manager for four years as an undergraduate, and named an assistant coach prior to the 2009-10 season. Severs assists primarily in recruiting.
He is currently working on his master’s at SNHU in Marketing.