“We are grateful for the tremendous contributions that Dave Smith made to the growth of our hockey program,” Maher said. “His dedication to building our hockey program and ensuring the student-athletes had a broad impact on our campus community were as important to Canisius as the championship success they achieved on the ice. Dave led our program to new heights, and the Smith family will always be an important part of Canisius. We wish him well in this next step of his career.
“Canisius is committed to building a program that can compete for championships in Atlantic Hockey. The search for the next head coach to continue our championship tradition will begin immediately. Assistant coach Trevor Large will serve as interim head coach until a permanent successor is named.”