Search ongoing for Tech hockey head coach

HOUGHTON — The search for the next Michigan Tech Huskies hockey coach remains a top priority for athletic director Suzanne Sanregret as she looks to replace Mel Pearson, who left for the same position at the University of Michigan last month.

Sanregret and the committee involved in the process have interviewed a number of candidates.

“We have met candidates for the position and hope to have one named soon,” said Sanregret in a statement made to the Daily Mining Gazette on Tuesday.

The university, per school policy, has remained tight-lipped about the process. On Tuesday, in a statement made to the Daily Mining Gazette, Sanregret laid out the reasoning as to why.

“The head hockey coach search process is confidential for a number of reasons: to fulfill requirements of Michigan Tech’s Human Resources department, to protect our candidates as they participate in the search and to ensure the most robust and talented pool of potential candidates,” said Sanregret.

On Tuesday, one of the rumored potential candidates, Seth Appert, who most recently served as the head coach at Rensselaer, took the same position with the U.S. National Development Program.

The Huskies will begin the 2017-18 season in Duluth, Minnesota, at the Ice Breaker Tournament, where they will face Union on Friday, Oct. 6.