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Cory Laylin Bio

Cory's Hockey Bio

Cory Laylin is in his fourth season as the Head Men's Hockey Coach at Hamline University. He also spent time as an assistant at HU in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, and then was the Head Coach of a professional team in Caldaro, Italy for one season.  After returning to the U.S., Cory was hired as the general manager and Head Coach of the Brookings Blizzard in the North American Hockey League for two seasons (2012-2014).

Cory has served as a coach for the U.S. U17 National Team the past two years, first as an Assistant, and then as the Head Coach in 2016 when the team won the Gold Medal in the Five Nations Cup.  
Laylin played his high school hockey at St. Cloud Apollo. A Pittsburgh Penguins draftee, Cory earned a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he scored 58 goals in four seasons there. 

After college Cory played 16 seasons professionally, most of it overseas in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovenia, and Italy. 

When he retired from playing, Cory started EuroAmerican Hockey to be able to work with kids, and teach them the skills he has learned over decades of playing.