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Pecknold Signs 5-Year Extension

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HAMDEN, Conn. — Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold has signed a contract extension through the 2015-16 season. Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

"I'm very excited with my new contract extension. I look forward to another five years at Quinnipiac, and hopefully beyond," Pecknold said. "I'm thankful to President John Lahey, Vice President Mark Thompson and Director of Athletics Jack McDonald for the resources and support that have made Quinnipiac successful. I'm very excited for the upcoming year at the TD Bank Sports Center."

Quinnipiac was 16-15-8 this past season, and won an ECAC First-Round playoff series. It's the only team in the ECAC to win a playoff series each of the past five seasons.

Pecknold has been at Quinnipiac for 17 years, and has 15 straight winning seasons. The Bobcats joined the ECAC in 2004.

For his career, Pecknold boasts a career record of 317-216-56. Since joining the Division I ranks for the 1998-99 season, Quinnipiac ranks in the top ten in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey in wins and winning percentage. Among his many honors, Pecknold is a two-time Spencer Penrose National Coach of the Year finalist, and the 2005 Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year.

Earlier this year, Pecknold was selected as ECAC Hockey's representative on the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey committee. Pecknold will serve on the committee for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

"Rand and his staff continue to elevate our men's ice hockey team to national prominence," McDonald said. "I am pleased that he will continue to guide the program to be successful on the ice and in the classroom while also making an impact in the community."

In 2009-10, Quinnipiac was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally after winning 12 of their first 13 games.

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