Bob Corkum says he will not be returning as an assistant hockey for UMaine hockey. He met with new head coach Red Gendron this week and a decision was made to go in a new direction as he fills out his staff.

Corkum had been an assistant under Tim Whitehead for the past five years. He became interim head coach when Whitehead was let go. And while he wanted to stay on staff, he says he understands the situation.

Corkum will coach a U.S. Under-18 Select Team at an international tournament in Slovakia in August.