With strong attendance by fans, this years roster played 2 periods of hockey showcasing the newest members, seasoned players and the coaching of new head coach Markham.
GREENVILLE, NC - After a busy summer that saw the arrival of new Head Coach Mike Markham and the release of what is sure to be one of the toughest schedules in the ACHA DIII South, the ECU Ice Hockey Club has released the official roster for the 2008-2009 season.
Mike Markham Named Head Coach While Todd Carter Returns to Head up Defense
GREENVILLE, NC - The ECU Ice Hockey Club is proud to announce the addition of Mike Markham and Todd Carter to the Pirate Hockey coaching staff after the departure of coaches Wayne Cox and Mike Ormsbee.
The newest member of the ECU coaching staff, Mike Markham, comes to ECU with over 40 years of coaching experience having been behind the bench at various levels since 1968.
With a Level 4 USA Hockey certification as well as a Ontario Hockey Association
National Coaches Certification, Mike
has coached many different teams with the most recent being the Syracuse Jr. Crunch and Jr. Stars.
Both competed at the Tier II Junior A level in the OPJHL (Ontario Provincial Jr Hockey League).
tenure with the team he
has coached several high profile players including Robbie Schremp (Edmonton Oilers), Dustin Brown (LA Kings), Brian Gionta (New Jersey Devils), and Colby Cohen (Colorado Avalanche) just to name a few.
The team has also placed at least one player on the National Development Team each of the 8 years of its existence.
Mike has also been involved in the NIHOA (National Ice Hockey Officials Association) for over 30 years and has served as the Chief Referee for the New York Central Area AHAUS (Amateur Hockey Association of United States).
has been both a linesman and a referee in the NAHL, ECHL, AHL, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference at all levels (DI, II, III).
is at a great place in time, with the continuation of the hard work and effort in place, growth and success are sure to follow.
It will be challenging but also very entertaining," said Coach Markham.