Jan. 17, 2013
Boston College associate head hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh has earned the 2013 Terry Flanagan Award, according to an announcement made by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) today.
The Flanagan Award is named in honor of the former New Hampshire player and Bowling Green assistant coach and has been given annually since 1997 to honor as assistant coach's career body of work. Cavanaugh will be presented with the award at the 2013 AHCA Convention in Naples, Fla., in early May.
In Cavanaugh's 18 years at Boston College, the Eagles have made 10 appearances at the NCAA's "Frozen Four" and he has been part of four National Championship squads. The number of All Americans and NHL'ers he has recruited would be the envy of many complete conferences. Among his many duties, Mike plays a major role in assisting head coach Jerry York, college hockey's winningest coach, with special teams play and advance scouting of opponents.
Off the ice, Mike is very involved in events to raise awareness and funds for education and academic mentoring programs. He has encouraged BC players to get involved in mentoring young students and has raised over $60,000 over the past two years through the "BC Race to Educate," a 5K road race that benefits the nearby St. Columbkille School.
A native of North Andover, MA, where he played high school hockey for current BC staff member Jim Logue, Cavanaugh went on to Bowdoin College where he served as captain of both the ice hockey and football teams. After Bowdoin, he spent a year as a player-coach in England before starting his coaching career at the Belmont Hill School outside of Boston. Prior to Boston College, his college coaching assignments included a year at Bowling Green with Jerry York and two years at Dartmouth College.