Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College Men's Hockey Assistant Coach Paul Kirtland is leaving the program to accept an assistant coaching role for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League (USHL). Kirtland joins to the Fighting Saints after serving as an assistant coach for the Bantams for two seasons. Under his direction, Trinity finished as the NCAA Division III national runner-up in 2016–17, and finished as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) champions in both seasons of his tenure.
"We are very fortunate that Paul has accepted a position with us. He has the work ethic, desire, and the open-mindedness to have a long career in coaching," Dubuque Head Coach Oliver David said. "He has proven to be able to connect with players at the junior and college level, and he brings with him the knowledge of what it takes to win championships."