Report: Montgomery to Take Over at Denver
Former Maine Star, USHL Coach to Lead Pioneers
CHN Staff Report
Former Maine star and current Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) coach Jim Montgomery is set to become Denver's next head coach, according to WCSH, an NBC television affiliate in Portland, Maine.
Montgomery, 43, was reportedly interviewed earlier this week among other candidates. Sources say Denver also interviewed current Boston College assistant Greg Brown, Green Bay Gamblers head coach Derek Lalonde and long-time USHL head coach Kevin Hartzell.
Montgomery, who played at Maine from 1989-93 and scored a hat trick in the third period of the 1993 national championship game, has also been connected to the current opening at his alma mater.
Sources told CHN that Montgomery has accepted the job. However, he and Denver are still working on a contract.
Denver fired George Gwozdecky on April 1 after 19 seasons, 12 NCAA tournament appearances and two national championships. The Pioneers' season ended days before in Manchester, N.H., with a 4-2 loss to New Hampshire in the first round of the NCAA tournament.