Nov. 8, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team will have two new coaches this season. Shane Relihan and Jon Dryjowicz-Burek will join Shaun Tavares as members of Head Coach John Rolli's staff.
Tavares is entering his 13th season as a Corsair assistant coach. Relihan played at Mercyhurst for three season before completing his collegiate career at UMass Dartmouth in the 2004-2005 season. Relihan scored 14 goals and added 21 assists for 35 points in 27 games for the Corsairs in his final season, after scoring six goals and adding five assists in 53 games for the Lakers. He joins the Corsairs after serving as the head coach at Apponequet Regional High School.
"We welcome Shane Relihan to the staff," said Rolli. "When I started coaching here 27 years ago, Shane's father, Mike Relihan, was a member of our coaching staff. Shane is an outstanding young coach, who will be working primarily with the forwards." Relihan is currently a computer instructor at Normandin Middle School.
Dryjowicz-Burek went 10-12-1 with a 3.10 goals-against average for the Corsairs last season. His career mark at UMass Dartmouth is 36-23-3 with a 2.30 GAA and a .924 save percentage. Named second team All-Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference last season, Dryjowicz-Burek earned All-Conference honors in the Eastern College Athletic Conference-Northeast, was named a New England ECAC Northeast All-Star by the New England Hockey Writers, earned All-American honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association, and backstopped UMD to an 8-2 win at Geneseo State in the NCAA Division III Championships in a game that marked the first time an ECAC Northeast team had ever won an NCAA playoff game.
"Jon Burek joins the staff as an undergraduate assistant coach whose primary responsibilities will be coaching the goaltenders," said Rolli. "He brings a unique perspective to the coaching staff, having just completed his collegiate playing career."
The Corsairs will open their 2010-2011 season when they host Becker Thursday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH HOCKEY