Mormina ’05 named assistant coach of Wolf Pack

Raiders’ Alumnus Heads Back to AHL as Assistant Coach After 11-Year Playing Career

Former Colgate men’s ice hockey defenseman Joey Mormina ’05 has been hired as the newest assistant coach with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, as announced by New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton on Tuesday, August 1.

Mormina spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach with the Mercyhurst Lakers after an 11-year playing career in the AHL. The Lakers went 15-20-4 in his first season and reached the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals.

Throughout his 11 seasons in the AHL, Mormina played in 670 games with 31 goals and 121 assists for 152 points. Mormina played one game in the NHL when he was called up to the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2007-08 season. He spent time with six different organizations, and served as an alternate captain for three seasons with the Syracuse Crunch from 2013-2016. Mormina also as an alternate captain in 2011-12 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and was the captain in 2012-13 season.

Mormina had a highly successful career with the Raiders from 2001-05 where he played in 141 games throughout his four-year career with 16 goals and 40 assists for 56 points. The Raiders qualified for the NCAA Tournament in his final season in 2004-05 with Mormina netting career-highs with eight goals and 16 points.

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