College Hockey:
Dion Resigns At Skidmore

— Skidmore is looking for a new head coach for men’s hockey, joining a lot of other teams at the Division III level who are or were looking for new coaches.

Paul Dion, who had coached the Thoroughbreds for the past 22 seasons, has resigned from the position. Skidmore is searching for a new head coach as a result.

Dion had a career record of 207-267-23 in his 22 seasons and his last two seasons may have been his most difficult ones. Skidmore had decided to drop its hockey program after the 2003-04 season, but with a movement and the raising of funds, the school decided to reinstate the program.

Last season Dion was faced with some of his players being suspended for “hazing” back in November.

Dion guided Skidmore from club status to varsity and was named the 2003 ECAC East Coach of the Year.

Skidmore has posted the position on its website and looks to hire a new coach by Sept. 1.

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