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Cary Eades signs two-year extension with Fargo Force

Cary Eades, the head coach and general manager for the Fargo Force junior hockey team, has signed a two-year contract extension, putting him under contract through the 2019-20 season.

Eades has a 68-45-7 record in two seasons with the Force. He led Fargo to the playoffs last season, ending a four-year drought for the franchise.

"We really liked what he did with the players on and off the ice, we liked how he approached the game, we liked what he brought from an intensity of a coach and then also his local ties," Force president Jon Kram said. "Our goal for him is to continue to build a winning program."

Eades won a USHL Clark Cup with the Sioux Falls Stampede before accepting the job with Fargo two years ago.

Eades, a former UND player, served as a longtime assistant coach at the school and is frequently a name mentioned for open college jobs.

"I'm really excited about it, it obviously solidifies my future here in the Fargo area," Eades said. "Scheels Arena is a great place to watch a game, it's a great venue. Our fan support is fantastic as they've been with us through thick and thin."

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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