June 5th, 2013 | Sports

M. HOCKEY | Associate head coach Gendron to depart

The Yale men's hockey team clinched the national championship in April.
The Yale men's hockey team clinched the national championship in April. Photo by Brianne Bowen.

After two seasons with the Bulldogs and taking Yale to its first national championship victory, Yale hockey associate head coach Dennis “Red” Gendron will be departing from the coaching staff to lead the Maine Black Bears as the team’s new head coach.

Gendron’s move to Orono, ME will not be unfamiliar. He spent three years with the Black Bear organization before transitioning into the professional hockey circuit, where he was an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils, garnering three Stanley Cup victories.

The Bulldogs lost two prolific scorers, a forward, a tough defenseman and two goalies due to graduation, and now, the team will add their associate head coach to the list.

There is no official report on who may fill Gendron’s shoes at this time.