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Breaking: Men's hockey coach Bob Prier resigns after three seasons

According to a Princeton Athletics Communications announcement, men’s ice hockey head coach Bob Prier has resigned following a 2013-14 campaign that saw his team go 6-26 overall. This record was good for last place in the 12-team Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Prier’s record through three seasons was 25-58-12, including a postseason mark of 2-6. His tenure is the program’s shortest since that of John Wilson, who stepped aside in 1967 after two seasons at Baker Rink.

Ford Family Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67, who will retire at the end of the school year, offered the following words in the official release: “On behalf of the Princeton University, I’d like to best wish Bob Prier the best of luck in the next chapter of his career. Bob has represented Princeton with great energy and passion, and he had a great love for the Princeton hockey program. We wish him and his family well.”

Newly appointed athletic director Mollie Marcoux ’91 will face an early challenge in conducting a nationwide search for Prier’s successor.

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