Former Brockport coach, NHL scouting director McGuire dies

EJ McGuire, who started his coaching career at Brockport and most recently was the vice president of the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, died Thursday. He was 58 and had been battling cancer.

McGuire had a 44-74-1 record in five seasons at Brockport from 1977 to 1982.

He later was an assistant coach in the NHL and a head coach in the AHL and OHL.

Since 2005, McGuire was the director of Central Scouting, which assesses entry draft prospects.

He is survived by wife Terry and daughters Jacqueline and Erin.