UND men's hockey hires equipt. mgr.

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University of North Dakota Head Hockey Coach Brad Berry announced on Tuesday the hiring up equipment manager Dan Johansson, filling the program’s lone staff vacancy entering the 2018-19 season.

Johansson comes to North Dakota after having spent the previous five years at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He served as assistant equipment manager for the Golden Griffins from 2013-14 to 2015-16 before being elevated to head equipment manager in 2016-17.

“We are excited to have Dan join our North Dakota hockey family,” said Berry. “He brings energy, passion and a tremendous work ethic. We look forward to the years ahead with Dan.”

Johansson’s background also includes international experience, having served as team services liaison for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo and as the equipment manager for the 2017 and 2018 USA Hockey Under-17 and Under-16 Player Development Camps.

He also served as the head equipment manager for the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Buffalo Jr. Sabres in 2015-16.

A native of Webster, N.Y., Johansson graduated magna cum laude from Canisius in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in management and a minor in human resources. He added a master’s degree in business administration from Canisius in 2018.

North Dakota will open the 2018-19 season Oct. 6 when it hosts the University of Manitoba in exhibition action at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The regular season gets underway the following weekend with a non-conference, home-and-home series against Bemidji State.

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