Trine University has hired John Mihalik as youth hockey director and assistant rink manager for the Thunder Ice Arena. He most recently served as hockey director and director of player development at Palm Beach Skate Zone in Lake Worth, Florida. Mihalik also served as hockey director at The Pond Ice Rink in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and as hockey director and assistant program director at Miami (Ohio) University's Goggin Ice Center. During his time at Miami University, he was head coach for the university's ACHA Division II men's ice hockey team for two seasons.