NORTHFIELD  – Mike McShane announced his retirement from coaching Friday after a historic 23-year career at the helm of the Norwich University men’s ice hockey program. McShane, Norwich’s 10th men’s hockey coach, is a legendary figure for having guided Norwich to four NCAA Division III National Championships. He earned his most recent in 2017 in a 4-1 win over Trinity (Conn.) in Utica, N.Y. Here is a glance at some of the legendary coach's other achievement's over the past three decades: TROPHY CASE - McShane became the seventh coach in NCAA college hockey history to win 700 games. - McShane’s teams at Norwich have won 20 games or more 16 times. - Led Norwich to the national championships in 2000, 2003, 2010 and 2017: Norwich beat St. Thomas 2-1 to win the 2000 National Championship, which was the first national championship of any kind in school history. Norwich went on to beat Oswego State 2-1 at home in Kreitzberg Arena in 2003 and then won again in 2010 by a 2-1 score in double overtime over St. Norbert. - During the 2008-09 season, McShane was the Norwich program’s  all-time winningest coach. - McShane won his 400th career game as a collegiate coach on Jan. 4, 2003, when Norwich defeated Trinity, 4-1. He won his 500th career game on Feb. 16, 2007, when NU beat Bowdoin, 7-4. He won his 600th career game on Jan. 27, 2012 with a 4-1 victory over Southern Maine. He won his 700th game with a 4-0 win over Castleton on Nov. 18, 2016. - The most recognizable player McShane coached at Norwich is Keith Aucoin (Class of 2001). Aucoin was a two-time NCAA Division III Player of the Year who just retired as well following a 17-year professional hockey career, which included 145 games in the NHL. - McShane also coached 2005 graduate Kurtis McLean, who was a four-time NCAA All-American at Norwich and is currently playing in Austria after a stint with the NHL’s New York Islanders. - Most recently, McShane has coached 2017 grad William Pelletier, who is playing for the AHL’s Rockford Ice Hogs in the Chicago Blackhawks organization. Kyle Thomas (Class of 2013) has appeared in the American Hockey League with the San Diego Gulls and the Cleveland Lake Monsters. He currently plays for the Utah Grizzlies in the ECHL. Ty Reichenbach (Class of 2017) finished his first full season with the Norfolk Admirals in the Nashville Predators' system. - He also coached Class of 2018 Valedictorian Braeden Ostepchuk (one of two Valedictorians he coached at Norwich), who was just named the first CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in school history after graduating with a 4.0 GPA as a mechanical engineering major. He was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, including back-to-back first team selections in 2017 and 2018. Ostepchuk became the fifth NU men’s ice hockey player in the last nine years to win the prestigious NCAA Elite 90 Award at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship for having the highest cumulative GPA out of all the student-athletes at the championship. - Finished his career with 741 career coaching victories to rank seventh on the all-time NCAA list and just three wins shy from tying Bemidji State legend Bob Peters for sixth all-time.

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