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Maine fires hockey coach after 12 years

Maine’s Whitehead out

The University of Maine fired head hockey Coach Tim Whitehead after 11 seasons.

Whitehead’s departure, announced yesterday, followed a disappointing season in which the Black Bears went 11-19-8 before failing to advance in the Hockey East playoffs.

Whitehead came to Maine from UMasss Lowell in 2001 and took over after Shawn Walsh died of cancer. That season, he took the team to the national championship game.

Whitehead had a record of 250-171-54 at Maine with four Frozen Four appearances and two showings in national championship games in his first six years. But he had a losing record over his last six years.

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