Morris goes for historic win today
Mark Morris, head coach of the Monarchs at practice Tuesday, at the Verizon Wireless Arena, in Manchester. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
It's unique in the annals of hockey coaching, that's what it is.
On Education Day, appropriately, Manchester Monarchs head coach Mark Morris has a chance to turn some math into history. With a victory this morning against the Norfolk Admirals (10 a.m. at Verizon Wireless Arena), Morris can become the first hockey coach to earn 300 professional and 300 college wins. Morris is currently on 299 wins (and 207 losses) in his eighth season in Manchester. Before arriving in New Hampshire, he amassed 306 wins with Clarkson University, from 1988 to 2002. During those 14 years, he had 10 seasons of 20 or more victories.