Red River names interim boys hockey coach for 2019-20 season


Former Grand Forks Red River and UND hockey player Mike LaMoine has been named the interim boys hockey coach at Red River and will serve as the team's head coach for the 2019-20 season.

LaMoine will step in after Ryan LaDouceur stepped down from his position to take a non-coaching position with the UND men's hockey team.

LaDouceur, who will be in charge of player personnel and office operations for the Fighting Hawks, was expected to take over for Bill Chase, who resigned in the spring.

LaMoine, a member of UND's 1987 NCAA national championship team, is currently the principal of J. Nelson Kelly Elementary School in Grand Forks.

"We are fortunate to be able to hire someone with coach LaMoine’s knowledge of the game, knowledge of the program, knowledge of the athletes, and belief in educational-based athletics,” athletic director Mark Rerick said. “Coach LaMoine will be an excellent leader for our athletes and our program and we are excited to get him started with the season. His philosophy of providing students with personal growth through athletics will be beneficial to all of the students on Red River’s hockey team.”


LaMoine has previously served as a youth hockey coach and a Red River assistant coach.

The Roughriders went 15-11 last season, finishing sixth at the North Dakota state tournament.

LaMoine, a Grand Forks native, played defense for UND from 1985-89. He finished his college career with eight goals and 48 points in 140 games.

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at
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