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Augustine wins 400th as skipper of Rhody menís hockey

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KINGSTON, R.I. Ė November 21, 2008 -- University of Rhode Island head menís hockey coach Joe Augustine earned his 400th career win on Nov 14th as the Rams battled back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat NCAA Division III opponent Wesleyan University, 6-4.

Augustine is in his 20th season as head coach, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the Rhode Island hockey program both as a player and as a coach. Under Augustine, URI has enjoyed a 400-174-34 record, 19 consecutive winning seasons and one American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship in 2006. Augustine won back-to-back ACHA Men's Division I Coach of the Year honors in 2004-05 and 2005-06, and was the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year in 2003-04. Augustine was selected the head coach for Team USA for the World University Games in Harbin, China from February 18-28, 2009. He was an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2006 World University Games in Turin, Italy.

The Rams are currently ranked No. 10 in the country with a record of 10-4-1. Augustine will look to add to his career win total when URI plays The Pennsylvania State University Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Brad Boss Ice Arena.