Former Bowling Green player, coach Alexander loses battle with cancer


In the four years that Tim Alexander played for Bowling Green (1976-80), the team captured three CCHA championships and earned three NCAA tournament bids.

Alexander, who later served as an assistant coach at BGSU in 2001-02, died Jan. 26 after a battle with cancer.

He was 58.

Alexander coached in the Cleveland area for more than 30 years at the AAA, high school and junior levels and for the past five years, had served as the Cleveland Barons hockey director and U18 head coach. He was also coach and GM of the Barons’ junior team in the NAHL from 1993 to 2001 and then from 2002 to 2005, in addition to working as an instructor at Michigan State University’s Summer Camp, Huron Hockey School, BGSU Hockey School and other various local camps.

Alexander leaves behind his wife of 18 years, Sandi, his son, Jarrett, mother, Ann, a sister, Jeanne Stocks (Brian), a brother, John (Karen), and in-laws Anita and William Schiefler.