Bennett Hambrook '17 returned to Hamilton College as an assistant men's hockey coach in August 2018 just one season after the defenseman wrapped up a four-year playing career with the Continentals.
Hambrook, who appeared in 69 games, was an alternate captain his sophomore and junior seasons and the team captain in 2016-17 when he helped lead the men's hockey program to their first 20-win season in school history. Hamilton finished in first place in the NESCAC regular season standings for the second time, received its first at-large bid to the NCAA championship and advanced to the national quarterfinals with a win at SUNY Oswego in the first round when Hambrook was a senior.
After his senior year, Hambrook was presented with the Jean-Marius Gelas Memorial Award, which is given to a student-athlete who has displayed outstanding development in sportsmanship, leadership, character and athletic ability during their college years. He was also the recipient of the Albert I. Prettyman Unsung Hero award for dedication and determination that inspires and motivates his teammates and the coaching staff.
Hambrook, who hails from Kimberley, British Columbia, has a bachelor's degree in psychology. During his time at the College, Hambrook was a resident advisor for three years, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the chair of Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training.