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Michael Harris and Dan Bremner added to OHIO Hockey staff


OHIO Hockey has announced the additions of Michael Harris and Dan Bremner to the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Both will be entering the Patton College Masters of Sports Science and Recreation Program with an emphasis in coaching education in the fall. 

Harris is no stranger to the hockey program as he suited up for the Bobcats from 2012 through 2016 and was OHIO Hockey captain his senior season. During his time at OHIO, Harris tallied 148 points in 153 career games. He capped off his OHIO Hockey career by being named to the U.S. National University Team that competed in Granada, Spain, in 2015. Harris was also awarded the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) MVP in 2015. After graduating from OHIO in 2016, Harris signed with the Danville Dashers of the Federal Hockey League (FHL) where he helped the Dashers capture the FHL Championship in his only season with the club. 

Bremner comes to OHIO after spending the last six seasons playing professional hockey in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he was named captain of the Peoria Rivermen in 2015. That same season the Rivermen captured the William B. Coffey trophy awarded to the regular season champions of the SPHL. Prior to his professional playing experience, he competed at the NCAA Division I level with Mercyhurst College from 2007 through 2010. Last season, Bremner served as a player assistant coach for the Peoria Rivermen of the SPHL. 

“I am very excited to bring these two on board,” stated Head Coach Sean Hogan. “Being able to bring back an alum with professional experience, as well as a veteran professional player with extensive winning in his background, will prove to be a valuable asset for our players. I am looking forward to getting started.” 

Bremner commented, “I’m very grateful for the opportunity. I am excited about the challenges I’ll face as I start my career in coaching, and honored to be part of a program with a great history and high expectations for success.” 

“I’m very excited to come back to Bird Arena and work with such a high caliber team,” Harris stated. “OHIO Hockey had such a tremendous season; I’m looking forward to do doing everything I can to get us back to the National Championship.” 

OHIO Hockey will open its 60th season at Bird Arena in late September. Stay tuned to www.ohiobobcatshockey.com for more details.

This article was provided by OHIO Hockey.