HEBRON – University of Connecticut assistant hockey coach Matthew Plante has been named the new head coach of the boys’ varsity ice hockey program at Hebron Academy.

Plante is a native of Troy, New York, where he was a three -sport high school all-star in hockey, football and baseball. A 2002 graduate of Quinnipiac University, he was a defenseman for the Quinnipiac Bobcats hockey team, which captured the MAAC Conference championship title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in his senior year. Plante served as a volunteer assistant coach at UConn in ’03-04, before moving to Wesleyan University as assistant coach for two years, where he played an instrumental role in guiding the Cardinals to a NESCAC playoff berth. He returned to UConn this past season as a full-time recruiter and assistant coach.

“The Hebron community is very warm and friendly and everyone is approachable, from the Head of School to the students,” Plante said in a press release from the school. “[The varsity hockey] program has come a long way in the past few years. I plan to continue carrying the torch, as well as explore new opportunities for further program development.”

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