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Lora Durkee ldurkee@umich.edu 734-647-1201

Mel Pearson was named the ninth head coach in University of Michigan hockey history on Monday, April 24, 2017. He returns to Ann Arbor following an impressive six-year stint as Head Coach at Michigan Tech. There, he led the Huskies to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the last three years while winning a WCHA regular-season title and a WCHA Championship in that span.

Coach Pearson served as a U-M assistant coach from 1988-89 through 1998-99 and as Associate Head Coach from 1999-2000 through 2010-11. He played an integral role in developing the Michigan program into one of the most successful in the country.

Head Coach MEL PEARSON

Bill Muckalt enters his first season as Associate Head Coach for the University of Michigan ice hockey team in 2017-18; being named to the position in the summer of 2017.

A four-year letter winner (1995-98) and two-time national champion at U-M, Bill Muckalt returns to his alma mater after spending the past two seasons as Head Coach and General Manager of the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League. Prior to his stint with the Storm, he served as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech for four years under Mel Pearson after a successful career in the NHL.

During summer camp, Coach Muckalt will assist in the development of on-ice instruction.

Associate Head Coach Bill Muckalt

Brian Wiseman enters his seventh season as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan ice hockey team in 2017-18; being named to the position in the summer of 2011. His duties include evaluating and recruiting future players, developing on-ice practice plans and implementing in-game strategies.

Brian was a standout center for the Wolverines from 1990-91 to 1993-94. He returned to Michigan in June 2011 after spending the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros, a Minnesota Wild affiliate. Coach Wiseman helped the Aeros reach the Calder Cup final after a second-place division finish. He also served as an assistant coach at Princeton University in 2003-04 under Head Coach Leonard Quesnelle.

As Camp Director, he will be responsible for hiring staff, developing both on-ice and off-ice programs, as well as helping with the daily administrative tasks.

Assistant Coach Brian Wiseman

SUPPORT STAFF

Ian Hume is currently Michigan Hockey’s Equipment Manager and has held that position since 1990. He is a certified equipment manager and handles all of the camp’s apparel and equipment needs.

Equipment Manager Ian Hume

Lora Durkee is Michigan Hockey’s Administrative Assistant and has held that position since 2005. Lora handles the camp’s daily administrative responsibilities including registration, information, and point of contact.

Administrative Assistant Lora Durkee

OTHER STAFF

All campers will be coached by a qualified power skating instructor. They will learn techniques to improve the ABC’s of skating – agility, balance, and coordination. More specifically, campers will work on improving their skating by performing drills focused on inside/outside edges, acceleration, agility, balance, turning, and over-speed training.

A first responder will be present for both on-ice and off-ice activities throughout the day. In addition, there will be a first responder present in the dormitory after the evening sessions at Yost are completed.

THIS CAMP IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY MICHIGAN HOCKEY CAMPS, LLC. THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXPENSES RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CAMP OR COSTS INCURRED IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION OF ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE CAMP.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH NCAA RULES, MICHIGAN SPORTS CAMPS are open to any and all that would like to attend, but may limit attendance based on several factors, such as AGE, NUMBER AND GRADE LEVEL. HOWEVER, CAMP ATTENDANCE AT MICHIGAN (INCLUDING ATTENDANCE AT ELITE OR ADVANCED CAMPS) IS NEVER RESTRICTED BY A CAMPER'S SKILL LEVEL OR COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE.

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