DENVER – As the University of Denver men’s hockey team prepares for their next run at another NCAA Championship, they will have to do it without a familiar face behind the bench. Three days after being eliminated from the NCAA tournament by the University of New Hampshire, DU announced that long-time head coach George Gwozdecky has left.
In a press release sent out on Monday, by the Division of Athletics and Recreation, the University said that a national search will be conducted to find Gwozdecky’s replacement.
“He certainly had his fair share of success, returning the program to the pinnacle of the collegiate hockey world during our great run in the middle of the previous decade. In addition, he has always run our program with class and professionalism, which has certainly made our fans proud to be Pioneer supporters,” said Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes.
Since starting in 1994, Gwozdecky went 443-267-64 in 19 seasons with the Pioneers. He also captured two NCAA Championships, three Western Collegiate Hockey Association Regular-Season Titles and four WCHA Playoffs Titles.
The Pioneers recently finished their final season in the WCHA with a 20-14-5 overall record and a 14-9-5 record in the conference.
Follow us on Twitter @prohockeynews