UMaine announces interim hockey coach after firing

4:21 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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ORONO, Maine (AP) - The University of Maine has named an interim head coach of the men's hockey team to replace Tim Whitehead who was fired.

UMaine officials say Robert Corkum, who has been associate head coach since 2008, will serve as interim coach while a national search for a permanent coach is done.

Corkum played for Maine from 1985-89 and in the National Hockey League for seven teams in 12 years.

UMaine announced Tuesday that Whitehead was let go, saying the university needed to look in a new direction for a program known for being a national championship contender and producing NHL standouts.

The Black Bears had losing records for the past six seasons, finishing 11-19-8 before failing to advance in the Hockey East playoffs this year.

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