Massachusetts-Lowell assistant coach Cam Ellsworth has turned down the Alaska-Anchorage head coaching job, College Hockey News has learned. According to Brad Schlossman of The Grand Forks Herald, Alaska-Anchorage originally offered the position to Denver assistant coach David Carle, but he also turned down the job. Carle, 28, is an native of Anchorage.
“The University of Alaska Anchorage will not provide any comment on the head hockey coach search,” the university said in a statement to CHN. “We will announce the new head coach when appropriate.”
Ellsworth, 37, has been with Lowell’s staff since Norm Bazin took over the program in 2011. Prior to joining Lowell’s staff, Ellsworth served as an assistant coach for two years with Sioux City in the United States Hockey League. Ellsworth played at Michigan Tech from 2001-05 as a goaltender.
Providence assistant coach Kris Mayotte was the third finalist for the position, CHN first reported last week. It’s not known at this time whether or not Mayotte has been offered the job.
Mayotte, 35, has been on staff at Providence since 2014. From 2012-14, Mayotte served under Greg Carvel at St. Lawrence; he is a former goaltender at Union (2002-06).
Alaska-Anchorage is looking to fill the position vacated when Matt Thomas was fired last month. The Seawolves finished last sesaon 4-26-4.