Garth Snow Fires Scott Pellerin
It has happened again! Another former UMaine player has fired another former UMaine player in pro hockey. This time it's Garth Snow firing Scott Pellerin.
Pellerin is out as head coach of the Bridgeport Sound, the AHL team of the New York Islanders after two seasons. His record was 60-72-9-11. It was his first head coaching job.
Back in 1992, Pellerin won college hockey's Hobey Baker Award as a UMaine Black Bear. He went on to play for seven NHL teams.
In 1992, Garth Snow was a junior goalie for UMaine and went 25-4 that season with Pellerin as a teammate.
But now Snow is GM of the NHL's Islanders and he gets to help pick the minor league coaches in the Isles system.
So Pellerin is out and Isles assistant coach Brent Thompson takes over as AHL head coach in Bridgeport.
It is the second time in a week that a former Black Bear has fired a former Black Bear. Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis fired Greg Cronin as Toronto assistant coach just last week.