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Powers Out As Head Coach At Bowling Green

— Bowling Green has fired eight-year head coach Buddy Powers, following a 9-25-6 record this season and an 11th-place finish in the CCHA.

Bowling Green Director of Athletics Paul Krebs announced the move Wednesday. A national search for a successor is expected to begin immediately.

“We believe that a change in leadership for our hockey program is necessary at this time,” said Krebs. “Buddy Powers is as highly regarded a staff member as we have at BGSU, but the lack of success on the ice and the declining interest overall in the program became too apparent to overlook.”

Powers has an all-time coaching record of 255-220-41 (.534) in 14 years as head coach at Bowling Green (1994-2002), Rensselaer (1989-94) and Division III RIT (1988-89). His final record with Bowling Green stands at 135-149-26 (.477).

Appointed head coach at Bowling Green on July 12, 1994, Powers was the fourth bench boss in the program’s history. He spent 14 seasons overall on the Falcon bench after serving six years as assistant coach under Jerry York from 1982-88.

Powers was the CCHA’s Coach of the Year in 1995 after leading his first Falcon team to a 25-11-2 record and second place in the league.

Powers’ BGSU Year-by-Year Record

Year    Overall      CCHA (Finish)
1994-95 25-11-2 (.684) 18- 7-2 (2nd)
1995-96 26-14-1 (.646) 18-11-1 (5th)
1996-97 17-16-5 (.513) 10-12-5 (T-5th)
1997-98 8-27-3 (.250) 6-21-3 (11th)
1998-99 17-18-3 (.487) 13-14-3 (7th)
1999-2000 17-19-1 (.473) 12-15-1 (8th)
2000-01 16-19-5 (.463) 8-15-5 (9th)
2001-02 9-25-6 (.300) 7-18-3 (11th)
Overall 135-149-26 (.477) 92-113-23 (.454)

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