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Bennett Wins Penrose Award

CHN Staff Report

Looking at the group of players, we have a good group and a tremendous amount of talented, quality people.

Union coach Rick Bennett, who has his team at the Frozen Four for the second time in three years, was named winner of the American Hockey Coaches Association's Penrose Award as the nation's top coach.

Bennett, who was named CHN's Coach of the Year last week, led the Dutchmen to their third straight ECAC tournament championship in his first three years as head coach. Union has won a program-record 30 games this season, as is unbeaten in the last 15 games.

The Dutchmen will play Boston College in the Frozen Four semifinal Thursday at 5 p.m. (ET).

Bennett has a 78-27-16 record in his three seasons. His predecessor, Nate Leaman, won the Penrose Award in 2011, the first year Union made the NCAAs in Division I.

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