Report: Jim Montgomery will stay on as Denver hockey’s head coach

In April, Montgomery led the Pioneers to their eighth national championship in school history.

Jim Montgomery, center, will stay on as Denver's head coach. (David Banks/USA Today Sports)
Jim Montgomery, center, will stay on as Denver's head coach. (David Banks/USA Today Sports)
Jim Montgomery, center, will stay on as Denver’s head coach. (David Banks/USA Today Sports)

After a brief flirtation with the Florida Panthers, Jim Montgomery has decided to remain in his role as head coach of the Denver hockey program.

Mike Chambers of The Denver Post broke the news Friday afternoon that the reigning men’s ice hockey coach of the year would still be coaching at the collegiate level at DU in 2017-18.

In April, Montgomery led the Pioneers to their eighth national championship in school history. Montgomery, who took over after the firing of George Gwozdecky in 2013, has guided DU to a 102-47-18 record and two Frozen Four appearances in four seasons at the helm.

Montgomery met twice with the Panthers, who are still searching for a new head coach. He played six seasons in the NHL before getting into coaching.

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