Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bears Name Viper Alumni Ciocco New Assistant Coach:

Brown University has named former Vernon Vipers forward Josh Ciocco new Assistant Coach.

Ciocco spent the previous three seasons as Assistant Coach with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves. Prior to joining the Seawolves Ciocco was an Assistant Coach with the Milton Academy varsity hockey team and prime contributor to the U.S. Hockey Report.

Ciocco played parts of two years in Vernon from (2001-2002). The Vipers traded Mark Nelson & Tyler Scofield January 10th 2001 to Prince George for Josh Ciocco, Rod Pelley & Dan Rossi. On November 22nd 2002 the Vipers traded Ciocco to Cowichan Valley for Bryan McGregor. In 39 games with the Vipers Ciocco collected (21-goals-24-assists-45-points).

Josh Ciocco's Player-Coaches Profile:

This was posted on the Bears website:

Ciocco Named Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach

Sep 19, 2016 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men's hockey head coach Brendan Whittet has announced the hiring of Josh Ciocco as an assistant coach, announced by the program on Monday.

"We welcome Josh to the Brown Hockey family," said Whittet. "Josh was a terrific player and former captain at UNH. Post graduation, he has established himself as a rising star in the collegiate coaching world. I know he will have a positive impact in all facets of our program."

Ciocco comes to Brown from Alaska Anchorage, where he spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach. Ciocco spearheaded the program's recruiting efforts, as he brought in WCHA All-Rookie Team honoree Wyatt Ege and two-time Most Valuable Player, goaltender Olivier Mantha.

Before UAA, Ciocco served as assistant coach of Milton Academy, while scouting amateur hockey events for the U.S. Hockey Report. Before that, Ciocco played for the University of New Hampshire from 2003-07. As a player at UNH, Ciocco helped the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament each year, while dressing as captain during his senior campaign.

After graduating from New Hampshire in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in political science, Ciocco spent two seasons in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers (2006-07) and the Fresno Falcons (2007-08). In 2010, Ciocco completed his MBA from UNH before serving as an on-air analyst for all televised Hockey East games, including the Beanpot, Frozen Fenway and the league's championships game.

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