|(above) Trygve Myhren, Casey Gallager, Jim Montgomery, Chancellor Coombe & Peg Bradley-Doppes|
DU Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes makes welcoming speech.
Peg: Confirms Montgomery will be coach.Jim Montgomery introduced by Peg as new hockey coach.
Peg: DU is one of the best jobs in college hockey.
Peg: Praises Montgomery's past record.
Jim: Thanks everyone.Chambers & media ask questions.
Jim: Praises Gwozdecky & Murray for building DU hockey [smart move].
Jim: Will build DU brand & DU hockey family.
Jim: Will do everything in his power to proudly represent PioNation.
Chambers: Asks questions about coaching staff, players & recruits.
Jim: Still head coach at Dubuque, so can't comments on any questions about current players, recruits or coaches per NCAA rules.
Chambers: Cites Gwozdecky's record and then rips DU leadership handling of Gwozdecky firing in a statement.
Jim: He reached out to Gwozdecky on Saturday and had great conversation. Praised Gwozdecky and DU. Handled question well.
Question: Will being an "outsider" make the transition difficult?
Jim: Plans to build on DU infrastructure and bring his experiences from Maine.
Chambers: What is more important. Graduating players or sending them to pro hockey?
Jim: Both. NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement holding college hockey hostage.
Chambers: Did Jim speak to Nick Shore? Comment on six players leaving early.
Jim: Vague answer.