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Report: Denver to name ex-Maine standout Montgomery new head coach

According to the Denver Post, Jim Montgomery will be named the new head coach at Denver, succeeding George Gwozdecky.

Denver has announced a press conference for Monday, but a press release would only say that the eighth head coach in program history would be unveiled.

Gwozdecky’s two assistant coaches, Steve Miller and David Lassonde, will be retained, according to the Post.

Montgomery, 43, is currently the head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. He was previously an assistant coach at Notre Dame (2005-06) and Rensselaer (2006-10) after a 12-year pro career that included 122 NHL games with five teams.

At the collegiate level, Montgomery is the all-time leading scorer at Maine with 301 points from 1989-93.

Montgomery was a finalist along with former DU assistant and RPI head coach Seth Appert, Green Bay Gamblers’ (USHL) head coach and ex-Denver assistant Derek Lalonde and Boston College associate head coach Greg Brown.


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  • RebuildUMO

    Good job abbott. so the futility at UMO goes higher than just whitehead. if you think corkum pellerin or gwodzecky are the answer – WRONG. all that waiting out whitehead only to let montgomery slip away without even so much as a phone call to him.. disvgraceful

  • http://twitter.com/gordiebombay9 Gordon Bombay

    Please let Gwozdecky come to AIC? Denver unfortunately will feel the loss. It’s a very political sport and never about what you have done or accomplished it is about who knows the most people. Many of the people behind the desks haven’t a clue about hockey. There have been several bonehead moves over the last year in college hockey.