The hockey coach at Vermont's Norwich University is retiring after 23 years leading the men's ice hockey program The retirement of Mike McShane was announced Friday by officials at the Kreitzberg Arena at the Northfield school

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The hockey coach at Vermont’s Norwich University is retiring after 23 years leading the men’s ice hockey program.

The retirement of Mike McShane was announced Friday by officials at the Kreitzberg Arena at the Northfield school.

During McShane’s years at Norwich, he led the Cadets to four NCAA Division III National Championships, the most recent in 2017.

With McShane, who coached for a total of 46 years, the school’s men’s hockey team won 19 of the last 20 New England Hockey Conference regular season titles, including 17 in a row. Norwich made 16 NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 Frozen Four appearances.

Norwich University President Richard Schneider says McShane represents everything that is great about Norwich athletics. He’s been a leader, teacher and a role model.