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Associate Coach Joe Exter

Wednesday, August 10th
Associate Coach Joe Exter

Hometown: Cranston, RI | Birth date: 12/19/78  Experience: 2nd season as Heartlanders Associate Coach

- Served as Associate Coach in 2022-23, his first season as a professional coach. Team earned an above .500 record from February-April 15-14-4-1. Heartlanders brought in a number of notable players in final months of the season and finished with 22-36-13-1 record in 2022-23.- 12 seasons of NCAA assistant coaching experience: 6 with Ohio State (2011-17), 5 with Michigan State (2017-22) and 1 with American International College (2005-06). Qualified for 2017 NCAA Tournament with Ohio State. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Assistant Coach in 2006-07.- Exter won the 2010 Gold Medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship and earned a bronze medal in 2011. Was the first ever full-time Goaltending Coach with the USA National Development Team Program (USNTDP, 2007-11). Won three straight gold medals from 2009-11 at the IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championships with Team USA. - Captained Merrimack College in 2002-03 as goaltender and was named team MVP and given the college’s Players Coach Award. Played two professional seasons for the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers from 2003-05. Played juniors in Iowa for Waterloo Black Hawks in 1998-99.