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Pecknold Receives Extension Through 2017.

CHN Staff Report

HAMDEN, Conn. — Quinnipiac has announced that head coach Rand Pecknold has signed a contract extension through the 2016-17 season. Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

Pecknold was courted by Massachusetts for their vacant coaching position last month. According to sources, Pecknold was offered the job and close to taking it, before Quinnipiac offered a better deal.

Pecknold has had his contract extended by another season each of the last four years, always keeping him five years out from the end of the deal.

"I'm very excited with my new contract extension. I look forward to another five years at Quinnipiac, and hopefully beyond," Pecknold said in a news release. "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."

In 2011-12, Rand Pecknold, in his 18th season as Quinnipiac's head coach, guided the Bobcats to its 16th consecutive non-losing season with a 20-14-6 overall mark, including a 9-8-5 record in ECAC Hockey, giving Pecknold 20-win seasons in 14 out of his 18 years behind the bench for Quinnipiac, as well as his 11th in 14 years at the Division I level. In addition, Quinnipiac’s 13-4-3 home record matches the 2009-10 team’s mark for most wins on its own ice while giving the Bobcats their best winning percentage (.725) since 2005-06.

"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 2010-11, Pecknold was selected as ECAC Hockey's representative on the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey committee. Pecknold will the second year of his two-year term in 2012-13 seasons.

For his career, Pecknold has a record of 337-230-62.

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