According to Bliss Littler's twitter page, he was fired today as head coach of the Omaha Lancers. Assistant coach, Mike Aikens, will take over for the remainder of this season. Very surprised this move was made at this point of the season.
Bliss currently has the most wins among junior hockey coaches, which is quite an accomplishment. Ever since taking over at Omaha, he has not won over any fans. This season was a lot of their breaking points, as I've read multiple comments from long time season ticket holders refusing to renew or even go to games while Littler was still coaching. Whenever watching Bliss on the bench, it was always joked that it was only a mannequin because there was no movement, emotion, or talking.
Littler plays one of the most boring styles of hockey and really fails to develop players. Take a look at Seth Ambroz, who was a projected 1st round pick. After a couple of seasons under Littler, he fell all the way to the 5th round.
I think this will be a boost for the Lancers as a whole and will probably bring some fans back.
Good luck to Bliss, wherever you end up.
Edit: Here is a press release from the Lancers.