Everyone’s journey as they navigate their way through junior hockey is a little different. Some move around more than others, but for former Wild captain Mike Coyne, he’s definitely kept that to the minimum as he now prepares for his senior year at college.
Coyne played close to his home in Buffalo, NY at the U16 and U18 level with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres. After two successful seasons, he packed up and headed nearly 2,500 miles west to join the Wenatchee Wild in the NAHL for the 2014-15 season. He was productive in his first campaign with the Wild, and in his second year, he went on to play in all 60 games, joining the Wild’s “Iron Man” club. Returning for his third season, and the Wild’s first year in the BCHL, he would serve as team captain and for the second year in a row he played in every game, becoming the first Wild player to earn “Iron Man” status in back to back years. He closed out his career in Wenatchee with 99 total points.
Now, Mike Coyne is about to begin his senior year at Robert Morris University, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, PA. Their Division I hockey program competes in the Atlantic Hockey Association.