The search for the new Crookston Pirate head boy's hockey coach has been narrowed down to three candidates, Tim Moe, Tim Madigan and Joel Gasper, who will all be interviewed today by the selection committee.
Gasper graduated from Crookston High School in 2002 and was the Crookston junior varsity boys' hockey coach this past season. He played Division I hockey at Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh, Pa. before playing four seasons of minor professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), International Hockey League (IHL) and Central Hockey League (CHL).
Madigan is a 1976 graduate of Crookston High School. He was the head boy's hockey coach at Mansfield High School in Texas from 2007-2009 and at Marcus High School in Texas for the 2010-2011 season. The University of North Dakota graduate is also a feature writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Moe is a social studies teacher at Crookston High School. The East Grand Forks native has coached Crookston Bantam A hockey for three years. He was the Crookston head girls' hockey coach from 2003 to 2008 and led the Pirates to third at the 2007 state tournament. That season he was named Section 8A Coach of the Year and Co-State Class A Coach of the Year.
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