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Maine hockey fires Tim Whitehead

Updated: April 9, 2013, 5:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine on Tuesday announced the firing of hockey coach Tim Whitehead after 12 seasons, saying the university needs to look in a new direction for a program known for being a national championship contender and producing NHL standouts.

The university will use up to $195,000 in privately raised money from the president's discretionary fund to buy out the final year of a four-year contract extension negotiated in 2010.

Athletic Director Steve Abbott said ...

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