April 27, 2007

John Olver Leaves Hockey Coaching Staff

John Olver
John Olver
MARQUETTE, Mich. – John Olver has resigned as an assistant coach with the Northern Michigan University hockey team. He has accepted a position with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL). 
 
"I am sorry to see John go.  He has been a big part of the NMU hockey program for the past two years," Walt Kyle, NMU head hockey coach, said.  "He has been a very good friend of mine for 30 years.  We wish him all the best.  He will still be active with NMU hockey as a parent.  The Olver family will still be a big part of NMU hockey."
 
He just concluded his second season with the Wildcats. Before his arrival in Marquette, Olver was the vice president of hockey operations and head coach of the Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) for five years (2000-05).
 
Olver’s son, Darin, recently completed his NMU hockey career while his other son, Mark, is expected to skate for the Wildcats next season.
 
 
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