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AUGUSTANA VIKINGS

Former Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin forward spent the last two seasons playing in the NAHL for the Bismarck Bobcats
Because he is out of junior hockey eligibility, he will spend the season working out and helping with preparations for the fledgling Division I program. Defenseman played the last two seasons as a defenseman for the Minnesota Magicians in the NAHL. He is the second player to commit to the Vikings
The 19-year-old from Cohasset, Minn., helped the Anchorage Wolverines reach the NAHL Robertson Cup championship game in the franchise's first season.
All of the things that Augustana athletics had on its hockey checklist are now complete, with a coach hired, an arena under construction and Tuesday's announcement that the Vikings will join the CCHA in the fall of 2023.

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The 37-year-old who grew up in Detroit Lakes discusses his visions for the Vikings, putting together a staff, a roster, helping pick equipment, having input on a new arena. He also discusses helping coach two teams to Frozen Four appearances and shares memories from his playing, coaching careers.
As a player, the former defenseman was a walk-on, an All-WCHA pick and two-year captain.
New head coach's first task is to hire an assistant coach, start recruiting players. University has already begun work on finding a conference for the Vikings to join.
Former SCSU player and assistant coach from Detroit Lakes has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota
Raboin, an assistant coach at Minnesota, is introduced as the first head coach of the Augustana Vikings men's hockey program. Augustana is set to take the ice for the 2023-24 season.

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After a decade as an assistant coach with Bob Motzko, first at St. Cloud State and now with the Gophers, Raboin is heading to Sioux Falls to start the new Augustana men's hockey program.
Raboin previously served as an assistant coach at St. Cloud State, where he was a two-year captain.
Three of college hockey's premier head coaching jobs remain open.

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