Marquette Electricians name Mike Stanaway head coach

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Electricians Midget hockey program has hired Mike Stanaway of Marquette as its next head coach. Stanaway spent last season coaching the Marquette Royales Tier III junior hockey team.

“Mike’s extensive winning experiences as a coach coupled with recruiting, and moving kids to the next level make him the right choice to lead the Electricians as we head into a new season this fall,” Electricians chairman Brad Sullivan said in a statement.

In the Royales inaugural 2013-14 season, Stanaway led the team to the USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Tournament and to a Minnesota Junior Hockey League title.

Stanaway, who played hockey at Finlandia University, has compiled a 105-45-1 record as a Tier III junior hockey coach the past three seasons, having led the Southern Oregon Spartans to a league title and national tournament appearance in 2011-12.

In the past three seasons, Stanaway has placed over 40 players into NCAA hockey programs, according to the Electricians release.

“I am taking a lot of pride in helping the Electricians return to national prominence,” said Stanaway. “The Marquette Electricians have been a national power for decades and my goal is to put the program back among the elite in the country.”