Cashman heads to the Pros; Dumais returns to Quinnipiac

Reid CashmanAssistant coach Reid Cashman has left Quinnipiac University to join the AHL’s Hershey Bears as an assistant coach.  The announcement comes on the heels of QU head coach Rand Pecknold signing a contract extension that will keep him in Hamden through the 2020-21 season.

Cashman joined the staff at Quinnipiac in 2011, after four seasons in the pro ranks. His contributions to the program – both as a player and a coach – are seen as a significant factor in the meteoric rise of the Quinnipiac men’s program from an also-ran to a nationally-ranked contender.

As a player at Quinnipiac, he was a three-time All-American and two-time finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, finishing his Bobcat career as the school’s career leader for points by a defenseman (148).

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Joe DumaisTaking Cashman’s position at Quinnipiac is another former Bobcat, Joe Dumais. He returns to Hamden after spending the past five seasons at Union College in Schenectady, NY – most recently as an associate head coach.  Union won the division 1 men’s ice hockey championship in 2014.

Dumais skated for Quinnipiac from 2002-2006, compiling a 17-25-42 line in 128 games.