UAA’s Talafous Becomes 2nd Coaching Casualty

After five seasons on the job, Dean Talafous has been fired from his duties as head coach at Alaska-Anchorage. The announcement was made today by UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb.

Cobb said, “The University of Alaska Anchorage appreciates the significant contributions Dean Talafous has made to hockey at UAA over the last five years.”

Cobb made mention of the academic performance and character of the UAA hockey team under Talafous.

“It is our intention to move forward to select a replacement to ensure the continuity of the program. With that in mind, the search for a new head coach will begin immediately and continue until a new coach is chosen,” said Cobb.

The Seawolves went 7-24-5 this season (4-20-4 WCHA), including a 20-game winless streak in midseason.

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