Exciting news not only for two coaches but also an organization that expects greatness from there hockey club. They have re-signed their two coaches, head coach Eric Hofmann and assistant coach Vince Susi. Eric Hofmann took over last season (2016-2017) around mid November after being assistant coach for the previous 3 seasons. It is apparent to anyone who follows the Ice Hawks that Eric Hofmann and Vince Susi were invited back this season because of there outstanding performance behind the bench. Even though they lost in the first round of the playoffs in the 2016-17 season, they portrayed a constant increase in development throughout the latter part of the season. The Rochester Ice Hawks are in good hands with Coach Eric Hofmann and Vince Susi behind the bench.