Starting in the 2016-2017 season, Larry MacDonald will be the new head coach of the Vikings!
Larry started coaching back in the late 80's with the beach to blades movement in Los Angeles California, taking the roller blade game from the beaches to the local ice rinks. He has served various roles over the last 17 years within hockey both on and off the ice. Larry has served as president at two hockey associations in Colorado and sat on the board for Colorado Amateur Hockey Association which governs hockey for the state of Colorado. He has coached at all levels over the years from Mites to Midgets A, B, AA and he even coached an adult women's league in Colorado, the Growler's. Larry runs Renegades Hockey with his three sons every summer in Bellingham, Washington and he is very excited for the opportunity to coach the Vikings at WWU.
Also new for the 2016-2017 season, Cole Moore will be joining the Vikings as their new assistant coach!
Cole grew up in Vestal, NY, where he played his youth hockey years and eventually 18U travel and high school hockey. He was the assisant captain of his high school team and then went on to play club hockey for Syracuse University. This will be Cole's first season behind the bench, but having Coach MacDonald by his side will make the transition from player to coach very easy.
Interested in joining the Vikings? We are always looking forward to hearing from prospective players so please call or email us!
Club President | Brett Baker | (206) 817-5303
Vice President | Aidan Knabb | (360) 223-9939
Team Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The club was originally started by Western Washington University Students in 1980. Prior to 1997, the team played non-sanctioned games against local opponents. The team was primarily comprised of WWU students, Whatcom Community College students, faculty and friends.
The club joined the American Collegiate Hockey Association in 1997. In 2012 the club left the ACHA and joined the National Collegiate Hockey Association, and won the National Championship in 2013.
Up until 2014, WCC students were allowed to participate in non ACHA sanctioned games, but due to new WWU Sport Club policies, only Western students are now allowed to participate. In 2015, WWU Hockey rejoined the ACHA.
The club is an organization run entirely by WWU students. The club succeeds to this day in the goal of providing an opportunity for students to participate in a competitive hockey league while gaining valuable experience in leadership positions.