College Hockey:
Western Michigan associate head coach Facca leaves for Chicago scouting position

Western Michigan associate head coach Rob Facca has stepped down from his position to take a scouting job with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Facca has been with WMU the past four years as an assistant coach, associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.

“My four years in Kalamazoo and at Western Michigan have been wonderful for me, my wife, Nikki, and our children,” said Facca in a news release. “We’ve made a lot of great friends here and Kalamazoo will always be a home to us.”

“We are very proud of Rob and all he has accomplished here,” added Broncos’ head coach Andy Murray. “This is a tremendous opportunity for him and we are both happy and sad to see him go. He has been a very important part of the Bronco hockey family these past four years. Rob’s wife, Nikki, and his entire family have been great supporters of the program and while we will miss them greatly, we know they will always be Broncos.”

While at Western Michigan, Facca created WMU’s annual Ice Duchenne weekend and has helped the hockey program raise thousands of dollars to benefit research for Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, of which his son, Louie, suffers from.

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