Seems odd that they would fire him right before the playoffs. Something of this same situation happened in the NHL as well, only Claude Julien lead his team to a division title before being fired prior to the playoffs. I hope the Ice can find a coach that can make them a more competitive team and is able to stick around longer.
ICE ANNOUNCE COACHING CHANGE04-14-2007
The Indiana Ice announced that GM/Head Coach Jack Bowkus has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Scott McConnell has been retained as Assistant Head Coach.
Charlie Skjodt has been hired as interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2007-08 season. A full press release will go out on Monday.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Bowkus Out In Indy
The Indiana Ice have announced they have fired head coach Jack Bowkus just after the completion of the regular season. Bowkus is replaced on an interim basis by Charlie Skjodt.