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Former NMU hockey tourney MVP Scott Beattie named head hockey coach in Switzerland

May 23, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Former Northern Michigan University hockey star Scott Beattie has been named the head coach of EHC Olten of Switzerland's National League B.

The last two years, Beattie - who helped lead NMU to a national hockey championship in 1990-91 - has been an associate head coach with former Wildcat linemate Jim Hiller for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.

EHC Olten is reported to be the equivalent of the American Hockey League.

In 122 games with the Wildcats, Beattie scored 106 goals and collected 116 assists for 222 points. In the championship season, he led NMU in scoring with 48-41-89 scoring totals.

He was the NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1991, a First Team NCAA All-American and the Wildcats' MVP.

Beattie twice was a Hobey Baker Award finalist.

He played professionally in Europe for 13 years, posting 206-276-482 offensive totals.



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