Buckeyes starts season with WCHA series at home Oct. 7-8
In 2005-06, Spencer played a role in forming the Junior A squad North Iowa Outlaws of the North American Hockey League and held many responsibilities during his season with the Outlaws. He served as an assistant coach and worked with the defensemen and goaltenders, while also taking charge in recruiting, overseeing the strength and conditioning and acting as an academic advisor.
Prior to becoming a coach, Spencer played collegiately with the Minot State Beavers for four years. While playing for the Beavers, the team earned a spot at the national tournament three times, were ranked in the top-10 three times and finished third in the ACHA in 2001-02. Among his many accolades, he earned the player's player award in 2000-01, was named captain for the 2001-02 season and received honorable mention honors at the conclusion of the 2002 ACHA tournament.