The ECAC will name a new person to head up the league’s ice hockey operations sometime within the next few days, conference officials say.
“With respect to the position, we’ll probably have an announcement on Monday or Tuesday of this week,” confirmed ECAC Commissioner Phil Buttafuoco. “We needed to make a decision quickly and we had a lot of great people show interest in the position which I was very pleased with. I think that the ECAC fans and the hockey community will be very happy as we move forward in the future.”
It is unclear what the position will entail, as many of the duties of outgoing ECAC Director of Ice Hockey Operations Jeff Fanter may not be carried over to the new hire’s responsibilities.
“We’re working on how to structure things internally,” said Buttafuoco. “To have a person on the ice hockey side of things and myself for the administrative side and Doug Loughrey from the marketing side, you’ll see us get more of the ECAC staff involved in the operation of hockey.”
Buttafuoco declined to identify candidates for the position, but there is speculation that Steve Hagwell, the ECAC’s Assistant Commissioner of Public Relations, will step into the role.