Union associate coach Dumais leaving for Quinnipiac assistant’s job; Cashman to AHL

Union associate head coach Joe Dumais is expected to be named assistant coach at Quinnipiac, according to the Daily Gazette.

Dumais will replace Reid Cashman, who is reported to be leaving for an assistant’s job with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

“Joe and I met yesterday morning, and Joe informed me that he was leaving Union College and was going to take the assistant coach position at Quinnipiac,” Union coach Rick Bennett said in the article. “Joe’s a straight, honest guy [and has] high character, and he kept me in the loop. It happened fast, in a matter of a couple of days and he made a decision quickly.

“I’ll always be grateful to Joe Dumais and [assistant coach] Jason Tapp and [former volunteer assistant coach] John Ronan for what they did that national championship year [in 2014]. It goes a little more with Joe in the fact that it was five years and what he had started.”

Dumais will reunite with Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold, who coached Dumais from 2002 to 2006 at QU.