BREAKING NEWS: The NHL Dallas Stars have fired coach Jim Montgomery, the former UMaine hockey captain, for what is being termed "unprofessional conduct'.

"The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization," Stars general manager Jim Nill said in the statement. "This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League."  - Team Press Release

Montgomery was in his second season has Stars coach. He has two years left on his contract.

Assistant coach Rick Bowness will take over as interim coach.

This story will be updated.