Joe Howe Named Pioneers’ Director of Hockey Operations
Former NCAA/Professional Goalie Spent Two Seasons as a Volunteer Coach at Denver
Aug. 9, 2017
Head University of Denver men’s hockey coach Jim Montgomery has announced that Joe Howe has been named the program’s new Director of Hockey Operations. Howe replaces David Tenzer, who tendered his resignation earlier this week after spending 16 seasons with the Pioneers.
Howe, 27, was named Denver’s volunteer coach in September of 2015 after retiring as a player earlier that summer. The Plymouth, Minn. native appeared in 43 career games in the AHL, ECHL and CHL from 2013-15, amassing a record of 20-10-8 in addition to a 3.04 GAA and .897 SV%.
“Joe Howe has proven to be an invaluable member of our staff these last two years and we’re very pleased to be promoting him to the role of Director of Hockey Operations,” says Montgomery. “He’s demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and a great knowledge of and passion for college hockey while consistently going above and beyond the call of duty in his role as a volunteer coach for us. We’re excited to have Joe on board full-time as we look to repeat as NCAA Champions in 2017-18.”
A three-time WCHA All-Academic Team honoree and a member of the conference’s All-Rookie Team in 2009-10, Howe appeared in 119 career NCAA games with the Colorado College Tigers from 2009-13, going 54-50-10 while recording a 2.97 GAA and .905 SV%. Prior to enrolling at CC, Howe spent two seasons (2007-09) with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL where he went 30-18-3 (2.96 GAA, .893 SV%) in 56 appearances. Howe’s father Richard and uncles Bob & Dave all skated with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 1970s while his cousin Mike was a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 2004-08 prior to playing two seasons (2008-10) of pro hockey with the Ontario Reign (ECHL).