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Ice Dogs Elect Not to Renew Kaminski's Contract

April 13, 2004 - ECHL (ECHL) - Long Beach Ice Dogs News Release

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Long Beach Ice Dogs announced today that they will not renew head coach Kevin Kaminski’s contract, after the club failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year. As of this time, a replacement has not yet been named.

The Ice Dogs finished the 2003-04 season with a record of 23-44-5, to finish in last place in the Pacific Division. In two seasons with Long Beach, Kaminski posted a record of 45-90-9. Playing in a very tough Pacific Division, the Ice Dogs will be looking to return to playoff contention, a position they became familiar with in six previous seasons in Long Beach from 1996-2002.

“We appreciate the work ethic Kevin has shown during his two years with the Ice Dogs”, said Long Beach president Tony Soares. “Unfortunately, Kevin’s effort has not translated into a winning team on the ice and we have decided to move in a different direction and we will not be renewing his contract. We not only appreciate his work behind the bench, but also the contributions Kevin and his family have made to our community. We wish Kevin and his family all the best in their future endeavors.”

In nine seasons, the Ice Dogs have a combined record of 358-269-69. The 2004-05 season will mark the 10 year anniversary of the franchise, including its first season in Los Angeles.

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