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Paul Kelly Resigns As Executive Director Of College Hockey

via Ken Schott of the Daily Gazette,

In a stunning move, Paul Kelly has resigned as the Executive Director of College Hockey Inc.

“The HCA would like to thank Paul for his service to CHI and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” HCA president and ECAC Hockey commissioner Steve Hagwell.

The news is surprising in that Kelly, who was on the job since Nov. 2009, has been traveling around the country attending games. In fact, he was just at the Union-Princeton game on Friday.

The release from the anticipates discussions to chart a different course for the position, including the option of appointing an interim executive director.

added 8:10pm, via Craig Custance of ESPN,

“Time to move on. I told them I’d give them two-three years to get the entity established and operational,” Kelly wrote in a text to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun. “It’s been 28 months and it’s time for a new challenge. Although I did enjoy being of service to the college; great group of coaches, media and other personnel.”

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Wow, as a fan of college hockey, and someone who wants to see the sport grow, this is a big step back. Kelly seemed such a great fit (and a steal) just a few short years ago when college hockey was able to bring him on board. It will be interesting to hear what really went on behind the scenes.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/20/12 at 07:53 PM ET

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I’m sure territorial coaches and or their organizations, resisted his input.  Most of these guys are ego maniacs obsessed with their own programs, not anyone elses.

Posted by 13 user names on 02/20/12 at 09:31 PM ET

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