Earlier this spring, the University of Vermont hired Todd Woodcroft as its newest men’s hockey coach. He comes to UVM after a successful assistant coaching gig at the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.
We haven’t heard much about Woodcroft’s staff at UVM, other than he’s retaining previous assistant Jeff Hill. But are we getting close to hearing more?
Sources: Multiple people expect that Stephen Wiedler of AIC will become the next assistant hockey coach at UVM.
— Brady Farkas (@1013RadioBrady) June 30, 2020
Wiedler is an interesting name, in that AIC head coach Eric Lang was in the running for the head coaching job as well.
From the AIC website:
“He serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator, on-ice skills coordinator, and defensive coordinator.
From a recruiting perspective, Wiedler is responsible for bringing in 65 players in his five seasons, including almost every member of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 teams that won back-to-back Atlantic Hockey Conference regular season championships and the 2019 AHC Tournament, all firsts in program history. He directly recruited players such as Blake Christensen ’20, the program’s first Division I All-American and Janis Jaks ’20, who in 2019 became the first player in AHC history to play at the top level of the IIHF World Championship while on a collegiate roster. He has been able to find talent in unique places, with recruits coming from 11 different leagues and a dozen different countries.”