Assistant coach Hill out at Minnesota

Minnesota announced late Sunday night that assistant coach John Hill will not return for the 2011-12 season.

“I appreciate all the hard work John gave to Gopher hockey,” said Minnesota head coach Don Lucia in a statement. “I wish John nothing but success in the future and thank him for his commitment to Gopher hockey.”

Hill was a member of the Minnesota coaching staff since 2005. He was also an assistant coach at Minnesota from 1999-2001 before serving as the head coach at Alaska-Anchorage from 2001-05.