Buffalo State men’s hockey coach Nick Carriere resigned his post after 10 seasons to become an assistant coach of the Montreal Canadiens’ affiliate in the American Hockey League, the St. John’s (Newfoundland) Ice Caps. He is the son of former Buffalo Sabres defenseman and executive Larry Carriere. The Ice Caps replaced the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL.
During his time at Buffalo State, Carriere led the Bengals to the conference playoffs nine times, making it to the semifinals each of the last four seasons. His overall record was 109-127-27 including 60 wins over the last five seasons. He was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year in 2005-06.