Congratulations to Coach Travis Rybchinski for being named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame.
In 16 seasons at the helm of Dakota Bottineau, Coach Rybchinski has led the Lumberjacks to seven national championships in 10 national tournament appearances as a coach. He also won another national championship as a player for the Lumberjacks. Rybchinski picked up his 200th career victory at the start of the 2016-2017 season. A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and a graduate of DCB, Travis has been named NJCAA Coach of the Year seven times. Rybchinski served as the president of the NJCAA Coaches Association for 11 years and was vice president for four years. Along with his coaching success, Rybchinski serves as an instructor at Dakota College at Bottineau and will continue to coach the Lumberjacks as they venture into the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).