SPRINGFIELD , MO — The Missouri State Bears Division I hockey team is pleased to announce the signing of their newest head coach, Jeremy Law. The new bench boss for the maroon and white has been the head coach of the Springfield Express of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) for the past three seasons.
“This has been a dream of mine to coach at the collegiate level, and I am honored and privileged to be with a great organization, and really look forward to the challenge of making us an elite program,” Law said.
The Penticton, British Columbia native played his junior hockey in his home province and played four years of NCAA hockey at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota prior to his coaching career. Law spent 13 years coaching for different franchises in the WSHL and captured a Thorne Cup championship in 2005 with the Fort Worth Texans.
While coaching for the Springfield Express, he has compiled a 91-53-11 record while qualifying for the playoffs every year.
Law will begin work immediately on recruiting and finding the players to make the Bears a national championship contender.
“There is a great group of guys already returning from Missouri State and filling in a few other pieces. Having the 13 years of coaching behind me I’ve built a lot of ties with the junior community, so I think I fair pretty well in the recruiting department and just kind of see what we need and bring in the right guys,” Law said.
Coach Law wants to instill a fast paced, north/south, discipline structure that is crucial to winning in the Western Collegiate Hockey League (WCHL). “I think the most important thing is discipline and structure. I want to bring in a lot of speed and implement systems with the group that we have so I’m really looking forward to that,” Law said.