College Hockey

Alaska Down to West, Brekke in Coaching Search


Alaska is down to its final two candidates for its head coaching position, with current coach Lance West a finalist with former Miami assistant coach Brent Brekke, according to The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

West coached the Nanooks this past season after Dallas Ferguson resigned late in the summer to take a job in the Western Hockey League; the Nanooks went 11-22-3 under his leadership this past season.

Brekke was just released by Miami, along with assistant coach Nick Petraglia.

“We had a strong pool of applicants but we feel confident that these two individuals will represent the Alaska Hockey program to the best of their abilities going forward,” Alaska Nanooks Interim Athletics Director Kayne Gutierrez said on Monday.

Brekke will take part in a public forum on Tuesday at noon, where the general public can ask him questions about his plans for the program. West will hold a similar public forum later in the process.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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