Bazin Named Penrose Award Winner
CHN Staff Report
PITTSBURGH Massachusetts-Lowell coach Norm Bazin was named winner of the Spencer Penrose Award as the nation's Coach of the Year, it was announced Wednesday at the Frozen Four.
Lowell is set to play Yale in Thursday's afternoon national semifinal, coming in having won 14 of the last 15 games.
Bazin has been named Coach of the Year in Hockey East in each of his two seasons on the job, and was the 2012 College Hockey News Coach of the Year.
Lowell won its first Hockey East regular-season and tournament championship this year.
A 1994 graduate of Lowell, Bazin was a 20-goal scorer as a senior, and had 32-36—68 in 136 career college games. A native of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba, Bazin also coached as an assistant at Colorado College and a head coach at Division III Hamilton.
His inaugural year at Lowell produced the largest single-season turnaround in NCAA Division I history.
The runners-up for this year’s award were Rand Pecknold of Quinnipiac and Bob Motzko of St. Cloud State.