Blaise MacDonald

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Blaise MacDonald
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Colby College[1]
Conference New England Small College Athletic Conference
Biographical details
Born Billerica, MA, USA
Alma mater Rochester Institute of Technology
Playing career
1981–1985 RIT
Position(s) Defenceman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1987 Dartmouth (assistant)
1987–1988 Princeton (assistant)
1988–1990 Massachusetts–Lowell (assistant)
1990–1996 Boston University (assistant)
1996–2001 Niagara
2001–2011 Massachusetts–Lowell
2011–2012 Massachusetts (assistant)
2012–Present Colby
Head coaching record
Overall 286–296–77 (.492)
Tournaments 1–1 (.500)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2000 CHA Champion
2000 CHA Tournament Champion
Awards
2000 CHA Coach of the Year

Blaise MacDonald is an American college ice hockey coach current heading the men's team at Colby College.

Career[edit]

Previously he was an assistant coach at Dartmouth (1986–87), Princeton (1987–88), UMass Lowell (1988–90) and Boston University (1991–96),[2] and a head coach at Niagara (1996–2001), where he compiled an all-time record of 91–58–17 and UMass Lowell (2001–11) with an overall record of 150–178–44.

College Head Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Niagara Purple Eagles (Independent (D-III)) (1996–1998)
1996–97 Niagara 16–9–2
1997–98 Niagara 14–10–3
Niagara: 30–19–5
Niagara Purple Eagles (Independent) (1998–1999)
1998–99 Niagara 17–12–3
Niagara: 17–12–3
Niagara Purple Eagles (CHA) (1999–2001)
1999–00 Niagara 30–8–4 15–0–2 1st NCAA West Regional Semifinals
2000–01 Niagara 14–19–5 10–7–3 2nd CHA Consolation Game (Tie)
Niagara: 44–27–9 25–7–5
Massachusetts–Lowell River Hawks (Hockey East) (2001–2011)
2001–02 Massachusetts–Lowell 22–13–3 12–9–3 4th Hockey East Semifinals
2002–03 Massachusetts–Lowell 11–20–5 4–16–4 t-8th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2003–04 Massachusetts–Lowell 15–18–7 7–12–5 6th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2004–05 Massachusetts–Lowell 20–12–4 11–10–3 5th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2005–06 Massachusetts–Lowell 14–20–2 11–14–2 7th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2006–07 Massachusetts–Lowell 8–21–7 7–16–4 9th
2007–08 Massachusetts–Lowell 16–17–4 10–13–4 7th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2008–09 Massachusetts–Lowell 20–16–2 14–11–2 5th Hockey East Runner-Up
2009–10 Massachusetts–Lowell 19–16–4 12–11–4 t-3rd Hockey East Quarterfinals
2010–11 Massachusetts–Lowell 5–25–4 4–21–2 10th
Massachusetts–Lowell: 150–178–42 92–133–33
Colby Mules (NESCAC) (2012–present)
2012–13 Colby 7–15–3 5–11–2 7th NESCAC Quarterfinals
2013–14 Colby 11–11–3 8–9–1 t-6th NESCAC Quarterfinals
2014–15 Colby 5–16–3 2–13–3 9th
2015–16 Colby 9–11–5 6–9–3 t-7th NESCAC Quarterfinals
2016–17 Colby 13–7–4 11–4–3 2nd NESCAC Quarterfinals
Colby: 45–60–18 32–46–12
Total: 286–296–77

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey—Coaches". Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Blaise MacDonald Minutemen Profile". Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
CHA Coach of the Year
1999–00
Succeeded by
Craig Barnett