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Big week for pair of Red Dragons hockey alumni

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A pair of SUNY Cortland hockey alumni brought their legacies to another level this week.


Nate Leaman (’97) coached the U.S. World Juniors to a 2-0 shutout win over Canada last night.

That earned his squad a fifth gold medal in the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament.

It was also Team USA’s fifth medal overall in the last six years, the best medal stretch in the nation’s history.

Leaman is a former Red Dragon men’s ice hockey player and Cortland C-Club Hall of Famer.

He has been the head coach of the Providence College Friars since 2011.

Red Dragons women’s ice hockey second-year assistant coach Megan Quinn has signed to play professionally with the Toronto Six of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL).

She is an alumna of Syracuse University, where she played defense for the Division I Orange for four seasons before graduating in 2018.

Quinn was named to the College Hockey America (CHA) All-Tournament Team as both a junior and senior and earned second team all-conference honors as a sophomore.

Following her career at Syracuse, the Belleville, Ont., native played professionally with the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League during the 2018-19 season.

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