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Breaking: Dennehy Out After 13 Years as Merrimack Hockey Coach

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NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack College will soon announce that Mark Dennehy will not return as men’s hockey head coach, according to sources.

Dennehy, who just completed his 13th season behind the Merrimack bench, was informed of the decision after the Warriors fell in Game 2 of the Hockey East quarterfinals against Boston College on Saturday.

Associate head coach Curtis Carr will remain with the team and run the day-to-day operations of the program; the Merrimack athletic department will announce that a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Associate head coach Bill Gilligan was also relieved of his duties.

Merrimack finished this season 12-21-4, in 10th place in Hockey East. The 21 losses for the Warriors this season are the most since 2014, when they finished 8-22-3. This season marks only the second 20-loss season in the last nine years for Merrimack. Prior to Dennehy’s hiring in 2005, the Warriors lost 20 games in six out of eight seasons.

Dennehy posted a record of 168-243-60 at Merrimack.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th 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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