College Hockey:
UML Names Coaching Finalists

— UMass-Lowell has selected Tim Whitehead and Blaise MacDonalad as finalists for the vacant head coaching position, according to the Lowell Sun.

Both Whitehead and MacDonald have ties to the program and to other Hockey East schools.

Whitehead, 35, has been an assistant coach at UMass-Lowell for the past five seasons. He was also an assistant at Maine in 1990-91 and at Middlebury from 1988-90.

MacDonald, 33, was named head coach at Niagara this past season as they look to establish a Division I hockey program. MacDonald was an assistant coach under Jack Parker at Boston University from 1990-95, and also served as an assistant at Middlebury and UMass-Lowell during the Bill Riley era.

Both will interview next week for the final time with a decision expected shortly thereafter.

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