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Mike Babcock quits as Head Coach of University team


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Matt Garland
August 25, 2022  (5:50 PM)
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Mike Babcock has resigned as head coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men's hockey team. The University announced Babcock, who joined the team in February 2021 on a two-year full-time volunteer basis, will be succeeded by Brandin Cote, who served under Babcock as an assistant coach last season.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article/mike-babcock-resigns-as-coach-of-university-of-saskatchewan-hockey-team/?sn-amp said in a statement that he is leaving the program in good hands with Cote.
"I'm excited for Brandin and his family. He is prepared to be a highly successful coach. I believe he will elevate the Huskies' play and profile even further. I look forward to seeing him continue down the path of what promises to be an incredible career."

Raised in Saskatoon, Babcock has gone on to become one of the most successful Canadian hockey coaches of all time. He spent 17 seasons in the NHL, including guiding the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup championship in 2008. He also coached Anaheim and Toronto. Babcock was fired 23 games into the 2019-20 season while in his fifth season with the Maple Leafs. He has a record of 700-418-183 as a NHL Coach.
On the international stage, Babcock coached Canada's men's team to Olympic gold medals in 2010 and 2014.
"I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Babcock for his involvement last season with the program," Huskies chiefs athletics officer Shannon Chinn said in a statement, "His leadership and mentorship were greatly appreciated by the program and the entire Huskie Athletics organization. I am confident in saying the Huskies men's hockey program is ready to take another large leap forward and further its profile as one of the nation's best collegiate hockey programs."

Saskatchewan finished the 2021-22 Canada West regular season with a 13-7-0 record. The Huskies lost to the Calgary Dinos in the Conference Quarter Final.
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Mike Babcock quits as Head Coach of University team

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