Mercyhurst has rewarded head coach Rick Gotkin with a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the school through the 2019-2020 season.
Gotkin has guided the Lakers to four consecutive winning seasons, including in 2013-14 when the team won the Atlantic Hockey Regular Season Championship. Gotkin, beginning his 28th season at the helm of the Lakers program, has led the program to three NCAA Tournament berths.
Mercyhurst, picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Hockey Preseason Poll, starts the season this weekend with a two-game home series against Colgate.
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