“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chase publicly,” said Adrian head coach Adam Krug in a statement. “We will miss Chase within the men’s hockey program here at Adrian College. Chase had made it known that he wants to get into the realm of player personnel at the junior level or into the NHL scouting business, and the Bloomington Thunder will provide a great next step in his career.
“From day one of the interview process, two years ago, through today, Chase has shown me that he is ambitious and is very motivated to be a winner both on and off the ice. I wish him the best of luck.”
Fuchs added: “I would like to thank Adrian College and Coach Krug for the opportunity they gave me two years ago to be part of such a great program with a great reputation. Coach Krug believed in me and gave a young coach a chance, and that is something I will always remember.”
During Fuchs’ two seasons on the Adrian bench, he helped the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA Division III tournament appearances, two NCHA Peters Cup regular-season titles and the 2016 NCHA Harris Cup championship while sporting a 44-11-3 overall record and 34-5-1 conference mark.
“I am disappointed that we were unable to win a national championship in my two years here, but I know that it is right around the corner for this program,” said Fuchs, a 2014 graduate of Clarkson. “I can’t wait to see it happen because this school from President (Dr. Jeffrey R.) Docking and down, and all the players truly deserve one for all the work and effort they put in.
“This program has allowed my career to really take off, but without the hard work and success of our players I would not be moving on today, so I want thank them as well for everything they have done for me. I will truly miss my time and the people at Adrian College, but I am very excited for what the future holds at Adrian.”
Krug said that he is looking to fill the vacancy and will announce a replacement for Fuchs in the near future.