Chamberlain named to NJCAA Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

Craig Chamberlain led Monroe to a 185-46-6 record in nine seasons.
Craig Chamberlain led Monroe to a 185-46-6 record in nine seasons.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Former MCC ice hockey coach Craig Chamberlain has been announced as a member of the 2017 NJCAA Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame class.

Chamberlain took over as Tribune coach in the fall of 2005 and guided Monroe to a 185-46-6 mark over the next nine seasons. That included six Region III championships, five NJCAA runner-up finishes, and the NJCAA national title in 2012.

Chamberlain's teams won at least 17 games in each of his nine seasons, including a program-best 25 during the title-winning 2012 season. His 2014 squad registered a .900 winning percentage (22-2-1) while reaching the national championship game.

A two-time regional Coach of the Year, Chamberlain coached 26 NJCAA All-Americans and 36 players who received All-Region III honors.  

In addition to hockey, Chamberlain has also served as head coach of the MCC women's lacrosse team. In 11 seasons, he has amassed an incredible 174-16 record along with seven NJCAA national championships.

Chamberlain is a physical education instructor in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District. He played collegiate hockey for SUNY Canton (1983-1985) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (1985-1986). After college he played for the Atlantic Coast Hockey League (ACHL) Carolina Thunderbirds.