Thursday, June 11, 2009

UNO Hockey Coach Announcement Imminent? (Hint: Dean Blais!)

Earlier this week, UNO athletic director Trev Alberts and assistant AD Mike Kemp boarded a plane to interview six candidates to replace Kemp. Former North Dakota head coach Dean Blais told the World-Herald to ask Alberts about the situation.

Now, the Duluth News-Tribune's Kevin Pates reports that former UNO and current Minnesota-Duluth assistant Steve Rohlik got a second interview on Wednesday. Also mentions Princeton coach Guy Gadowsky as another candidate.

The Western College Hockey blog reports that this decision might be done "sooner than expected".

Based on the noise tonight...and the fact that the College World Series starts on Saturday, an announcement could be coming tomorrow.

Update: 6/12/2009 Noon: UNO will introduce Dean Blais as UNO head coach this afternoon at 2 pm.

4 comments:

midspan said...

Whoohoo!

Goon said...

UNO got a gamer with Blaiser.
They will be an awesome WCHA team.

Husker Mike said...

Optimism is running rampant through UNO hockey fans tonight. With all due respect to what Mike Kemp did, UNO just elevated the program to the next level today.

Goon said...

Husker Mike they will be in the mix in the WCHA with Blaiser, he is a first rate top notch coach. Blais took a bunch of kids that weren't that heralded and won an NCAA title.