Maine Hockey Journal

Former Pirates head coach fired

Former Pirates head coach Glen Hanlon was fired by the Washington Capitals this morning after they got to off to their worst start in 26-years. After beginning the season with a 3-0 record, the Capitals preceded to lose 15 of their next 18 games including a 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.

He will be replaced by Hershey Bears head coach Bruce Boudreau, who in two season with the Bears made back-to-back appearances to the Calder Cup Finals, winning the Cup in 2006.

Hanlon coached the Pirates from 1999-to-2002 before being promoted to assistant coach of the Capitals.

His record in three seasons with the Pirates was 100-94-29-7.

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