Monday, March 25, 2013

REPORT: Quinn To Be Named New Head Coach At BU

David Quinn
(Photo by Melissa Wade,
As BU lost to Lowell 1-0 in the Hockey East Championship Saturday night, effectively ending their season and Jack Parker's career in one fell swoop, a huge question arose. Who will take over for Coach Parker next year?

Well, no one had to wait long at all. Tonight, several media outlets from College Hockey News to Bob McKenzie of TSN, who is arguably the best hockey writer on the planet, are reporting that David Quinn will leave the Colorado Avalanche as an Assistant Coach and become the new Head Coach at BU.

Quinn played at BU from 1984 to 1987, winning two Beanpots and the school's first Hockey East Championship in '86. He came back to BU in 2004 and served as Assistant Head Coach to Parker until 2009, when he left to take the head job as bench boss for AHL Lake Erie. Lake Erie is the farm team for the Colorado Avalanche, and after four years with the Monsters, was promoted to the Avalanche where he served as an assistant to another former Terrier in Joe Sacco.

According to Bob McKenzie, Quinn will stay with the Avs until the NHL season concludes. Currently, Colorado is in dead last in the Western Conference.

The official announcement will come tomorrow at 11am.

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