Vince Falkowski – Head Coach, ACHA DII Team

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Vince Falkowski enters his sixth season as Head Coach of the University of Delaware ACHA Division 2 Men’s Ice Hockey Team coming off back to back Mid Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Championships.

Prior to joining the University coaching staff, he spent two seasons as the Varsity Assistant Coach at Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Delaware. For many years, Vince also served the University of Delaware community as both a coach and mentor for the University of Delaware’s Learn to Play and Cross-Ice youth hockey programs.

Coach Falkowski began playing ice hockey in 1980, and was a member of the University of Delaware Division 1 Ice Hockey Team from 1997 to 1999 as a Defenseman. He continues to actively play ice hockey today. Vince graduated from the University of Delaware in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 16 years. He lives in Newark, Delaware with his wife Jen, their two sons, and daughter.

  • 2015-16 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association League Champions
  • 2014-15 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association League Champions
  • 2013-14 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year

Bob Stroik – Assistant Coach, ACHA DII Team

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Bob Stroik returns for his 6th season with the D2 Team. Coach Stroik has been a fixture in the Delaware ice hockey community since taking “learn to skate” lessons at the University of Delaware Ice Arena in 1981.  A Newark native, he played several years of youth hockey for the predecessor to the Junior Blue Hens organization, before moving on to play Junior hockey where he and Coach Falkowski were teammates.  Bob was a member of the University of Delaware Division 1 Ice Hockey Team from 1993 to 1997 as a Forward, where he and Coach Falkowski re-united again for the 1996 – 1997 season.

Coach Stroik manages the website for University of Delaware Hockey.

Bob graduated from the University of Delaware in 1998 with a major in Geophysics and a minor in Civil Engineering. He works at Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Army Institute of Public Health in the Environmental Health Sciences and Engineering Directorate.  Bob lives in Elkton, Maryland with his wife, Noelle, his son, and daughter.

Bill Williams – Public Address (PA) Announcer & Official Scorer

Bill starts his fourth year as the PA Announcer for the UD Fighting Blue Hens DI Ice Hockey team. Having been recently accepted into the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA,) Bill is looking forward to being the arena voice for the DII Blue Hens. Bill is no stranger to UD Ice Hockey. He attended his first game in 1984 and has only missed three home games in 27 years. On any given weekend night, he could usually be heard banging his mallet as a member of the Red Line Rowdies and attends many road games to support the Hens. He introduced his oldest daughter to UD ice hockey at the age of 3 months and now is very proud to work with both his daughters in the booth. Bill graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1982 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He returned to school and graduated in 1998 from Wilmington University with a Masters of Elementary Education Degree. Bill resides in the Newark, Delaware area.

Stephanie Cavender – Game Announcer, Score Box

Stephanie has been attending University of Delaware ice hockey games since 1988. When she was about 3 months old, her father brought her to her first UD ice hockey practice and she has been attending games ever since. Stephanie was the youngest member of the Red Line Rowdies before beginning to work for the team in 2006 as a freshman at UD. During this time, she began the Chuck-A-Puck tradition at the home games that continues today. Stephanie remained in charge of fundraising until the Booster Club was formed. Today, she spends most of her time running the scoreboard during home games, but can be seen doing other tasks that are necessary to help the game run smoothly.

Nicole Williams – Game Announcer, Score Box

Nicole is a senior in college and attended the University of Delaware last before transferring to Del-Tech and where she is majoring in Biological Sciences. Nicole came to watch some hockey games while she was in high school. Once she began college, that’s when she started helping out with the team by running the scoreboard or playing music. During the games you can find her sitting in the scorer’s box or running around the arena. She loves this team and knows that they will do great this season!