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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Hastings, Crookston native, named WCHA Coach of the Year

  • In his first year as head coach of the Mavericks, Hastings has guided MSU to its first top-half league finish since 2007-08 with a 16-11-1 mark (22-11-3 overall).
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  • The WCHA Coach of the Year for 2012-13 is Mike Hastings of Minnesota State University. In his first year as head coach of the Mavericks, Hastings has guided MSU to its first top-half league finish since 2007-08 with a 16-11-1 mark (22-11-3 overall).
     
    The Mavericks, who achieved an all-time program best national ranking of No. 7 in the country on Feb. 25, had a seven-game unbeaten streak from Nov. 23-Dec. 14 and during the course of the season the Mavericks have claimed wins over No. 2-ranked Minnesota, No. 4 North Dakota and No. 15 Wisconsin.
     
    Minnesota State is positioned to make its second-ever NCAA postseason tournament appearance and under Hastings' guidance, the Mavericks claimed an all-time program-best 16 wins in WCHA games. Since Nov. 23rd MSU has gone 19-6-1.
     
    Hastings and his Mavericks beat Nebraska-Omaha 3-1 Sunday, winnings the best-of-three series to advance to the WCHA Final Five where they will face Wisconsin Thursday, March 21 at 2:07 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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