Scherr Leaves NCHC

The Jim Scherr Era is over in the NCHC before it ever really got started.

Scherr is leaving his post as the NCHC’s first commissioner to take a higher-paying job with the European Games.

Scherr was introduced as commissioner of the league in January 2012 and worked for about a year-and-a-half to get the startup league off the ground, but did not make it to the opening puck drop.

The NCHC will begin a national search for his replacement.

“We knew when we hired Jim that there would come a time when there would be competing bids for his services,” UND athletic director Brian Faison said. “We are grateful for what Jim has done in his time with the NCHC and we are very happy that he has the opportunity to return to the Olympic sports world with the European Games in Baku. We know his expertise will greatly benefit their event.”

2 Responses

  1. blah blah blah

    Brad- Who do they look for to fill Scherr’s shoes?

    How many qualified applicants can there be?

    I admit I wasn’t the most excited person when Scherr was named to the post because of his relatively low level of experience running a hockey conference but…

    Well… Could Paul Kelly be brought up? Or will they go the route of hiring someone like the commissioner of the USHL? Good news is that it won’t be McLeod.

  2. ice ice baby

    Is this a public relations issue at all or will it largely be forgotten quickly? It seems like it could appear to outsiders as the league being in trouble before it even gets started.

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