Hockey Notebook: Marist in market for new coach
By Pat Disabato firstname.lastname@example.org February 13, 2014 9:02PM
Updated: February 14, 2014 2:17AM
Marist coach Wayne Kuhl recently notified athletic director Bob Lim that he’s resigning upon completion of the season.
“Wayne has done a nice job with the team and the boys,” Lim said. “We’re going to wait a little bit after the season to start the process.”
Kuhl directed the RedHawks for seven seasons, developing the program into a consistent Kennedy Cup playoff qualifier.
This season, however, has been a struggle on both the varsity and junior varsity levels.
The RedHawks finished last in the 10-team Catholic League varsity standings with a 1-19-2 mark and were outscored 114-27. The junior varsity didn’t fare much better, going 2-16.
In the ultra-competitive local hockey landscape, Lim knows he has to find the right man to turn around Marist.
“The hockey program is a priority,” Lim said. “I know this is a pretty big hire. I want to take my time with it. We want to get the best person possible for the position.”
Lim said the job will be open to interested applicants within the next few weeks.
Providence set for semis
After disposing of Mount Carmel in two games, Providence takes on Fenwick in a Kennedy Cup best-of-3 semifinal that will begin at 7:20 p.m. Monday at Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park.
Game 2 is set for 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at The Edge in Bensenville.
Fenwick advanced after sweeping St. Rita in its quarterfinal series.
The Celtics defeated Fenwick three times during the Catholic League regular season, the final time by a 9-1 margin. Providence vows, however, not to take the Friars lightly.
“They’re going to come out strong,” Providence forward Ben Brandau said. “We have to stay focused and play our game.”
The Celtics (51-4-4) are just four wins away from hoisting the program’s first-ever Kennedy Cup. The combination of an explosive offense and outstanding defense, led by the goaltending tandem of Justin Salazar and Ryan Iaciancio, has proved overwhelming to foes.
“The only thing on our minds right now is hoisting that Cup,” Providence forward Matt Iaciancio said. “Fenwick is going to come out hungry. We can’t get distracted. We know what we need to do to win the series.”
Lincoln-Way to host
The Lincoln Way Hockey Club will host its “Skate with LW” from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m. March 6 at Homewood-Flossmoor Ice Arena. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.
The event is open to any hockey player between seventh and 11th grade that resides in the Lincoln-Way school district boundaries. Every participant must wear a current USA Olympic hockey team number.
Lincoln-Way varsity and junior varsity players will participate in the skate and answer questions.
For further information, visit lwhockey.com or contact Nancy Glennon at