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North Dakota associate coach Eades’ contract not renewed

North Dakota associate head coach Cary Eades will not have his contract renewed for the 2012-13 season.

A press release issued by the school said the move is “part of a restructuring of UND’s coaching staff.”

Eades has been a member of the Fighting Sioux coaching staff for each of head coach Dave Hasktol’s eight seasons behind the bench and was elevated from assistant coach to associate head coach prior to the 2006-07 season.

“Cary has provided tremendous leadership to our program and to the individuals within our program,” Hakstol said in a statement. “I truly appreciate the loyalty and dedication he has demonstrated throughout his time at North Dakota. At this point in time, I felt a need to redefine and restructure the roles and duties within our coaching staff. There are no additional underlying reasons for my decision, which was an extremely difficult one to make.”

Eades coached UND’s defensemen and power play and also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

“I am very appreciative of the past eight years at the University of North Dakota and am very proud of my contributions to the team’s success that we’ve enjoyed,” added Eades, who previously was an assistant coach for the 1987 NCAA and WCHA champion Sioux and played at UND from 1978-82. “Winning some form of a championship – WCHA league, WCHA playoff or NCAA regional – in each season is a testament to that. I can also hold my head high knowing that our shelves are stocked with talent for next year’s team and beyond.”

Hakstol said a definitive timeline for naming a replacement has not yet been determined.


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  • SIOUXFAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so they basically kicked him out?

    • Fan Man

       Wow if that is the case, he should have applied for the job at Mankato!  Whatever the case, any team that gets him will benefit from his prior experience with the greatest team in the country.  It was time for some sort of change me thinks….

      • Syncop8

         He did apply for the Mankato job but did not make the cut.

        Personally, I think Hakstol got rid of the wrong assistant coach.

        • Scpa0305

          I agree!

        • Fan Man

           How do you know he applied for the Mankato job?  Curious…   I doubt he ever wanted to leave UND and like previous comments, something is very fishy and I don’t see any Walleyes……….

          • Anti-NCAA

            It was already published in the papers a few weeks ago that Eades had applied for the MSU-Mankato position.   I’m thinking that:
              1) UND has another defensive-minded coach they want on board; or,
              2) There was a falling out between Hak & Eades.   

            Eades is a very good associate head coach, but that doesn’t mean he can LEAD a program toward a national championship.  There is a difference.   I hope Eades finds a like position/stability and I hope that UND adds to their winning inventory.

  • collegehockeyfan

    Too bad he will be gone, another team will get a top caliber coach for sure…

    • Fighting Pioux

      Are you serious?  There is no bigger D Bag in college hockey than Eades.

      • B.D.

        Homeboy, you at least get credit for having lots of email addresses to carry on the charade of multiple people….

  • 3rd reicht

    I think they got the picture wrong….why would they insert hitler’s?

    • nogofer

      Your parents must so proud…

      • Fan Man

         Ya so much for Flagging comments on here, whata joke

      • grammar queen

        And with grammar like that, yours should be too.

        • MPLS Sioux

          Thank God! I was looking for an English teacher when i came onto this site and here you are.

  • Yooperhockey

    Welcome the new Director of Operations of the NCHC.

    • B.D.

      Not enough of a challenge for him.  After all, what does a league staff officer actually do once the schedule has been hashed out?  Answer:  Not much….

      • Yooperhockey

        That position or the UNO job.

        • Mr Hockey

          Why did Blais get fired? Eades applied for the Mankato job and didn’t get it, I doubt UNO wants him.

          • J_ott

            blais left.. never got fired.. 

          • B.D.

            The general consensus was that Blasi was not fired, just became weary of trying to deal with the staff at the Ralph.  Or so I heard…

  • 18secondsbeforesunrise

    I have no ill will toward UND but…

         “Lucy, you got some splaining to do.”

    Does anyone else feel there is something they are not telling us.  Why would they release an experienced coach with an excellent resume? Hopefully it is because he has another opportunity and needed to be freed from his UND contract.

    • Scpa0305

      Probably not every coach has a clause that if something better (a head coaching position, for that matter), he can opt out.  This is fishy to me.  We have had some decommits recently but look at who is still there.  Our team is stacked next year….and it is a large part because of Eades.

  • Siouxcowboy

    Wow!  A there is a new top coach available!  Hey Gophers, Lucia is a bum!  Get some class and Eades!

    • Satriani92

      Not likely and no thanks

    • nwjeffries

      classic^

  • Satriani92

    This is just a polite way to say he was sacked.  If he was going to be released to pursue other interests it would have happened way before this.  There has to be something going on behind the scenes that no one wants to talk about.

  • Sueh8ter

    wow, even his alma mater doesn’t want him.  he must really be trashy!  

    • Fan Man

       Not as trashy as You

      • Sueh8ter

        he must be, he got fired!!  i have never been fired from a job.  it won’t be long before it comes out as to what kind of inappropriate behavior he was up to.

        • B.D.

          Still washing dishes at the Westward Ho, eh Homeboy?

        • nogofer

          Hey, sister:  Good to hear from you…

    • Karrie Butler

      He looks like a pedophile…just saying

      • B.D.

        How does a pedophile look?

  • Little Timmy Horton

    He was a recruiter and defenseman coach, maybe because some top recruits decommitted recently?

    • B.D.

      Happens every year, what would be new?  It is to be expected.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFXBTWECLPFNIEOUEMQCFCTITU Jay

    There will be a head coach position somewhere for him…

  • Sueh8ter

    I know the Charleston Chiefs are looking for a coach, this rube will fit right in!

    • nogofer

      You talk tough behind the anonymity of the internet… You would wet your diaper in front of this coach…

      • Sueh8ter

        oh, i don’t think that would happen, but i would have to keep an eye on my wife if we were in front of this coach!!  hahahahahaha

        • B.D.

          Homeboy, like you have a wife….. 
          It would be too crowded in mom’s basement.

          • Sueh8ter

            why is it that you losers from the flatlands can never face and accept the truth about anything.  eades is a d.bag and they got rid of him.  end of discussion.

          • B.D.

            Homeboy, tell the truth, which member of the program stole your first and only girlfriend?

      • Sueh8ter

        as do you, throw your name out there.  i doubt that will happen!!!!!!

  • GoldyTheGreat

    Yawn.

    • nogofer

      Just like the gofer’s last game…  yawn…

  • Suture

    Suehater, you are a really something my friend. How old are you….you sound like you are 16. If you are a child then there is at least some hope for you.  I really think you should initiiate a psychological evaluation, I have a feeling you have Borderline Personality Disorder. I could be wrong, you might have Antisocial Personality Disorder.  If you keep on talking as you do on this website I might be able to determine if you possbily suffer from Bipolar Disorder.  Either way, I think you may want to find a Doc and get started on some Lithium and/or Abilify.  Wow, I feel sorry for you and I feel sorry for your parents….think how difficult it must be for them to watch you get through a single day..!!  I really think your contributions to this website will be much improved after therapy is started so you may want to get on that tiger….good luck.

    • B.D.

      Suture-
      My analysis is that Sueh8ter (actually one of several sockpuppet names used by the same individual) is actually a homeboy from Grand Forks. 

      Only a local who feels jealous of the attention lavished on the team could hate said team so much.
      After all, no one in Grand Forks could hate the Gophers with the intensity that Sueh8ter has towards the UND team.
      He also knows way too much of the local establishments for him to live elsewhere.

  • SoaringEagle

    Why so much press about a guy who was part of a coaching staff that had tons of NHL draft choices on the roster, a permissive attitude towards drugs and alcohol and no academics that produced nothing for years?  The guy obviously can’t coach!  Personally I hope they keep Hakstol for life.  Chronic underachievers and their tweaker fans.  Enjoy the off seasons dudes.  BC is totally superior in every way.  There is not comparison.  If you want to talk 7 titles, remember, for some of those titles, you actually need members of the team still alive, unlike UND. 

    • Fan Man

       Yes the Eagles have been soaring lately, no doubt about that! Underachieving, I think not unless your only argument is that they have not won a national title since 2000….  They havent gone a year without winning a conference title, divisional title or regional title since!  Us tweaker fans like you say are getting a little frustrated by  not taking down the NCAA (in more than one way) but that time will come soon I guarantee.  If you keep putting yourself in the position to win, you know that eventually it will happen.

    • icelund

      Do you think before you post? There are national champions off of the 2000 team still playing and coaching in the NHL.

      As far as Cary Eades is concerned the man is a great coach. He brought 3 Minnesota high school hockey titles too Warroad, and coached UND’s special teams into a lethal unit, the most efficient powerplay in the nation more than a few times.  They made the NCAA tourney every year that Eades was an assistant.

      Check your facts, and more importantly grow up.

    • B.D.

      Its homeboy again….

    • nogofer

      Google BC greenline collision, then get back to me…

  • Yooperhockey

    What is wrong with college hockey? A ton of players from the USNDP are going to play in the Canadien Hockey Leagues instead of college is this because of the fallout of the WCHA.

    Losing top recruits to Canada is not good for college hockey when the new leagues form in two years.

    Mr Eades lost his job because of players going north.

    • B.D.

      Does not compute when you look at the commits who has signed to play at UND.  Cary Eades has been successful in recruiting a highly talented team Your fixation with the evils of the NCHC is wearing out….

      • Yooperhockey

        Minus three recruits that were going to North Dokata, instead they are going north, plus a top recruiter, the ship is sinking.

        Who is going to save the ship?

        • icelund

          What ship? The ship that hasn’t relinquished the Broadmoor Trophy in 3 years?

          • GopherTuba69

            Players don’t come to a school to win Broadmoor Trophies, they come to win National Championships!! That’s why they jumped off the covered wagon and ran north before they were ambushed by the Sue!!

          • B.D.

            Actually, the players come to UND to prepare for the pros in which role the program functions admirably.

          • Yooperhockey

            If they don’t decommit to go to the WHL.

            If Ralph didn’t donate the big bucks ND would just be another program.

            My programs need some big donors like Ralph at ND and Tom at Penn State so we can play with big boys.

          • B.D.

            Then find them.  Or doesn’t your school train them?

          • Scott Reed

            Just another program??? As everybody loves to point out we haven’t won a NC since we got the Ralph.  We have always had a very good program!

          • GopherTuba69

            if by preparing for the pros you mean that they learn to fight and be hacks then yes, UND prepares them very well :)

          • B.D.

            Sorry your program has had some tough years.  Reference the “Hacks” comment, only a cake eater would miss the illicit action coming from the gopher side and hyper focus on the Sioux.

            And yes, witnessing the recent unusually large number of UND vets playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Sioux obviously prepares them well.

          • Fan Man

            I know right. Isn’t or wasn’t it great watching the likes of Oshie, Parise, Toews, Green, Zajak, etc..  making huge impacts and leading their teams to and through the playoffs this year!!!!!  Don’t see that many Goofer players making such an impact at the NHL level.  Barely even see those early departure’s from the U of M doing anything in the AHL level….  

          • B.D.

            Yeah, we know we will at least have one UND grad in the stanley Cup finals this year.  Not many other schools could ever say that at this point in the season.

        • B.D.

          Happens every year.  We also lose 2-3 each year to the draft when they sign with the pro franchises.
           
          As of yesterday the GF Herald was tracking the following as Committed recruits
          Clarke Saunders, G (UAH)Coltyn Sanderson, F (’91)Zane Gothberg, G (’92)Paul LaDue, D (’92)Bryn Chyzyk, F (’92)Jordan Schmaltz, D (’93)Geoff Crisfield, D (’93) Adam Tambellini, F (’94)Luke Johnson, F (’94)Drake Caggiula, F (’94)Jack Rowe, F (’94)Luke Voltin, F (’95)Charlie Pelnik, D (’95)Keaton Thompson, D (’95)Nick Schmaltz, F (’96)Chris Wilkie, F (’96)Brendan Lemieux, F (’96)

          I imagine we will have lost some of them before they show up in the fall, but this is hardly a hemorrhage as you depict.  And unlike what you posit, the fact that UND will be in the premiere league in the future will make early departures even less frequent.

          • Yooperhockey

            My point is if Cary Eades is such a good recruiter how come his home school is fire/not renewing his contract?

            You tell me that Mankato wasn’t even interested int Eades they didn’t even interview him and this is from a New WCHA team?

            So, you tell me if he was such a good recruiter I would be firing my coach head college coach for my home team and hiring Coach Eades at $300,000 a year.

            He is not for real. ND sells itself on getting players not Eades. He will end up as college has been helping coaching in the ECHL.

            Coach Eades is going end up in the same place the NCHC is going to end up.

            I heard the Janesville Jets are looking for a coach? I hear Wisconsin is pretty nice hockey state to coach? Cows, Cheese, and Packers.

          • B.D.

            Why didn’t UND renew his contract?  I have no idea nor do you.
            Where will he end up?  I have no idea, but it is likely he will replace some other coach, possibly in the pro’s/

            Where will NCHC end up?  THat I can answer.  It is primed to become the Premiere league which will bogard the majority of the final four slots in the coming years and reside at the top of the polls.

          • MIke

            Hey B.D. 

            I love how you can answer the question of where the NCHC will end up but yet you ask for proof from others.  

            The majority of the final four slots …. really?  How many slots did they have this past season?  I can answer that for you but I’m sure with some hard research you can figure that one out as well!

          • B.D.

            Quite simple, the NCHC is placing together the bulk of the average end of season leaders in one conference.  This heightened level of competiton will sharpen the members of that conference.  Also improve in recruiting.

            The only way to improve on the NCHC would be to somehow lure Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Boston College to the party.

            Predictive intelligence Mike, much diffferent than requesting verification about statements of other peoples actions.

          • Mike

            Yeah ok … it is your opinion.  I’m not even going to ask how you come up with MN, Wisconsin and BC as the only 3 teams to improve the NCHC.  Quite frankly that is a dumb statement.  

            Now that is my opinion of course but I’ll just call it intelligence.  Much different than predictive intelligence because I’m clearly talking about how stupid that statement is currently and in the future!

          • B.D.

            WHat three teams would you lure to the NCHC to make it better?

          • Yooperhockey

            The three teams to make the NCHC better. Easy

            Lake State Lakers, Michigan Tech Huskies, and Northern Michigan Wildcats.

            UP Power. The birthplace of pro hockey.

          • B.D.

            How would those three sub .500 teams against WCHA teams with few fans and lesser ability to draw crowds improve the NCHC?  THose three teams haver lesser resources than any of the other current NCHC teams and could hardly be seen as an improvement on the current roster.

            I recommend they form an “All Michigan all the time” league and hope for the best.  Failing that I would hope they fit into what is left of the WCHA and seek to improve their place in the hockey world.

            Bottom line, those teams are not ready for a premiere league.

          • Yooperhockey

            Just remember the WCHA will eat the Nacho one chip at a time.

          • B.D.

            Really?  Wow, that is optomistic.  So you are saying that more teams from the remnants of the WCHA will be in next years tournament than the new NCHC.  And that the NCHC will have a lesser record in games against WCHA teams during exibitions next year?

            REALLY? 

          • Tim

            From a former und hockey alumn… Eades had a hard time staying away from his fellow coaches wives. Eades is known to frequent bonzers looking for a good time with the young lovely ladies after many Friday and Saturday games til the wee hours of the night. Not a very focused coach if you ask me

          • B.D.

            Any proof?

          • Tim

            No one wants to admit that this is going on,it’s a black eye on the program. So what do they do? They say we are going in a different direction. But if you were to ask anyone close to the staff if this was happpening, I’m sure they would have to pause for a second and have to think of a way to reply. I also have heard from a wcha ref that when the reffing crew were departing a hotel at 4 am to catch a flight, mr Eades was just coming home from a night out on the town. I’m glad und has rid themselves of an individual such as mr. Eades

          • B.D.

            Have you seen it yourself, or just hearsay?

          • Yooperhockey

            So hide your wife when you hire him to coach.

          • Scpa0305

            You are completely wrong.  Nice story.  Brad Berry is coming back.

  • Tim

    Maybe at his next position he will leave his fellow coaches wifes’ alone. That might help him stay in one place

    • B.D.

      Any proof of said allegation?

  • Norm

    As BU guy, this is hard for me to say, but if they want to make a good hire, hire BC’s guru Greg Brown.  It is not an accident that they have been soooo solid on D during the last 3 years.

    Frustrated on the other end of Comm Ave

  • CrockOGrimaldi

    Any truth to the rumor that Hakstool was mad he made a move on his wife and not him?

    • Scpa0305

      Another classy comment by a complete low life.

      • B.D.

        Just homeboy and another of his sock puppet characters. 

        • CommAve

          We sure are enjoying our latest championship here in Boston.  Any of you guys old enough to remember the last time the Sue got one?

          • Scpa0305

            Yup….saw 2….you?

          • B.D.

            Actually, I recall quite a few. 

  • GopherTuba69

    Finally the Sue made a good decision for once letting Eades go!! He was about the least classy person in the world!! The rest of college hockey already knows this and if he couldn’t get a job in Mankato, he needs to realize that he should never coach again!!

  • Scott Reed

    Maybe its karma for one of the most entertaining hockey fights ever…the water bottle incodent.