Former UMaine All-American excited to begin stint as head coach of NHL's Stars

Bangor Daily News

Jim Montgomery's first practice as the head coach of the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars will be Friday morning at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The former University of Maine All-American and Hobey Baker Award finalist, who compiled a 125-57-26 record in five seasons as the head coach at the University of Denver, said on Wednesday he has been “champing at the bit for a month or two” to get going. During a busy offseason, Montgomery hired two assistant coaches in Rick Bowness, who has been a head coach for five NHL teams, and former AHL head coach Todd Nelson, the former head coach of the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. “I was looking for hard workers who have had success. Rick has

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