Hockey coach Milan Dragicevic, UBC part ways

 

 
 
 
 
UBC Thunderbird coach, Milan Dragicevic, at practice in September, 2010.
 

UBC Thunderbird coach, Milan Dragicevic, at practice in September, 2010.

Photograph by: Ian Smith, PNG files

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VANCOUVER - He was named Canada West coach of the year in 2012 and spent the past dozen years as bench boss of the respected UBC men’s hockey program. But on Monday, Milan Dragicevic was let go from the Thunderbirds’ program.

UBC’s Department of Athletics and Recreation announced Dragicevic will be moving on from his role as UBC men’s hockey coach “effective immediately.”

In 12 seasons at the helm of the T-Birds’ program, Dragicevic compiled a regular-season record of 122 wins, 195 losses, nine overtime/shootout losses, and nine ties. He led UBC to the post-season in nine of the 12 years, advancing to the conference semifinals three times and posting a playoff record of 10-21.

This past year, Dragicevic and his program faced possible deletion by a controversial sports review at UBC, but were eventually spared from the chopping block for at least five years.

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T-BIRD BASEBALL: UBC's Kevin Biro has been named the NAIA West Red Lion Baseball Player of the Week.

Biro, a junior, was the offensive leader for UBC as the Thunderbirds completed a four-game road sweep of Concordia (Ore.) in Portland, Ore., this past weekend. UBC improved to 13-5 on the season and 6-2 in NAIA West play. The team is tied for first in the NAIA West standings with Lewis-Clark State.

The native of Deep Bay, B.C., went 11-for-21 at the plate over the weekend, driving in six runs and scoring four more. His seven at–bats in the series finale tied a UBC school record for most plate appearances in one game.

Biro is having a stellar season thus far, leading the Thunderbirds in hitting average (.410), hits (32) and runs batted in (16). Next up for the Thunderbirds is a doubleheader versus Thompson Rivers University Wednesday March 19th at Thunderbird Park for beginning at 1 p.m.

 
 
 
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UBC Thunderbird coach, Milan Dragicevic, at practice in September, 2010.
 

UBC Thunderbird coach, Milan Dragicevic, at practice in September, 2010.

Photograph by: Ian Smith, PNG files

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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