ECHL: Idaho’s Everett Scheen Named Coach Of The Year

The Idaho Steelheads continue to fill up their trophy case as Everett Scheen won the John Brophy Award as ECHL Coach of the Year. Scheen is in his third year as the Head Coach of the Steelheads and sixth overall with the team, as he spent three seasons with the team as an assistant coach. Idaho had a record-breaking season putting together a record of 58-11-1-2 for 119 points and winning the Brabham Cup as regular season champions. The 58 wins and 119 points on the season set league records, along with their 32 home wins. Idaho would win their Divison for the first time since 2015 and finished 42 points ahead of the second-place Allen Americans in the Mountain Divison. Idaho’s Matt Register and Owen Hendricks were named to the ECHL First Team, and goaltender Adam Scheel was named to the All-ECHL Second Team. Jason Payne (Cincinnati Cyclones), Dan Watson (Toledo Walleye), Brenden Kotyk (South Carolina Stingrays), and Terrence Wallin (Maine Mariners) rounded out the top five candidates for the John Brophy Award.

Idaho would also win the Hockey Operation’s Department of the Year award, which ECHL Coaches vote on. The Toledo Walleye, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Cincinnati Cyclones, and Newfoundland Growlers would round out the top five in the voting for their respective Hockey Operation’s Departments.

Tomorrow the ECHL Defencemen of the Year will be announced.

Armand Klisivitch

I'm Armand. I've been writing for the last four years, and this is my first season at ITR where I cover the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL and Metropolitan Riveters of the PHF.

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