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Yopyk Pulls Out of Running For Princeton Job

CHN Staff Report

According to multiple sources, Darren Yopyk has pulled out of the running for the vacant Princeton head coaching job; he informed the university on Wednesday, sources said.

Yopyk, a Minnesota Wild scout and former Tiger captain, was considered a frontrunner for the position. He was also considered a favorite three years ago, when Princeton hired Bob Prier.

Sources indicate that in 2011, Yopyk was highly considered for the position but never interviewed after the university balked at obtaining him a work visa; Yopyk is Canadian. This time around, a similar issue with the visa arose, according to sources with knowledge of the search, and Yopyk removed himself from consideration rather than prolong the process.

Yopyk was brought on campus to interview last week, along with five other candidates. According to sources, Union assistant coach Joe Dumais, Penn State assistant coach Keith Fisher and Quinnipiac associate head coach Bill Riga also interviewed.

Along with the assistants, former Colorado College head coach Scott Owens and Adrian (D-III) head coach Ron Fogarty, a former Colgate player who is 145-20-6 in seven seasons since starting the Adrian program, interviewed for the position.

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