Tuesday @ The Rink
CHAT LIVE With Vermont Head Coach Kevin Sneddon
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On Tuesday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Vermont Head Coach Kevin Sneddon pays a visit to "Tuesday @ The Rink",
presented by CSTV.com and
USCHO.com. The Catamounts host Boston College on Friday on CSTV at 8 p.m. ET.
Kevin Sneddon is in his fourth season as the head coach at the University of Vermont in 2006-07, and his 14th year in the coaching profession. Since his arrival to the UVM campus in 2003, the Catamounts have reasserted themselves as one of the top programs in the country and have sold out 37 consecutive games at Gutterson Fieldhouse heading into this season. After winning just nine games in his first season at Vermont, the Catamounts have won a total of 39 games the last two years.
During the month of December, Vermont was ranked as high as third in the country in both national polls, giving the Catamounts their highest ranking in a decade. In addition, Vermont was ranked in the top-20 for 22 consecutive weeks.
Under Sneddon, the Catamounts continued to establish themselves as one of the top defensive teams in the country in 2005-06. Vermont finished third in the nation in goals against average at 2.16 and won the Sportsmanship Award in Hockey East for the least amount of penalty minutes in conference play. In addition, captain Jaime Sifers was one of seven finalists for the prestigious Humanitarian Award.
A 1992 graduate of Harvard University, Sneddon is just the third coach in the last 41 years at Vermont. He succeeded Mike Gilligan, who stepped down in April of 2003, after 19 years behind the Catamount bench.
The head coach at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., from 1998 to 2003, Sneddon was associated with the Union men's hockey program since 1993-94, when he was named assistant coach under former head coach Bruce Delventhal. He was named head coach in the summer of 1998, and in 2002-03 Sneddon led the Dutchmen to their first-ever ECACHL home-ice playoff series. Union qualified for the ECAC Playoffs three of Sneddon's last four years with the Dutchmen. His career record at Union was 50-99-18 in five seasons.
In the collegiate ranks, he was a four-year starter at Harvard University where he helped the Crimson win the NCAA Championship in 1988-89. That season he was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team, the NCAA All-Tournament Team, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings.
** GET YOUR QUESTIONS IN NOW!!:
Kevin won't be stopping by until 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 16th,
and his time will be limited, so feel free to submit your questions now and we'll save them for his arrival!