College Hockey:
Anchorage Assistant Simon Leaves for USHL Job

Alaska-Anchorage assistant coach Regg Simon is leaving his alma mater to become the head coach and general manager of the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers.

Simon had been a Seawolves assistant for the past two seasons. In Des Moines, he will replace Mike Guentzel, who left to join the staff at Nebraska-Omaha.

“Regg did a great job here for two years,” Alaska-Anchorage coach Dave Shyiak said in a statement. “We are thankful for his efforts and understand this was too good of a deal for him to pass up. He is going to a great league and we wish him future success in Des Moines.”

Simon played for Des Moines and also coached there.

“This is a great opportunity for me to be a head coach again and take a further step in my career,” Simon said. “I appreciate the opportunity I’ve had here, and I know working with Coach Shyiak and [associate head coach] Campbell Blair has made me a better coach.”

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