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Grand Forks Herald, Published August 03 2010

Idalski gets one-year extension from UND

GRAND FORKS – The next three seasons figure to be the turning of the tide in the UND women’s hockey program and the school’s administration did what it could to lock the coaching staff in place.

Head coach Brian Idalski signed a one-year extension on Tuesday, taking him through the 2012-13 season, while assistant coaches Peter Elander and Erik Fabian were put on three-year deals through the same year.

The multiyear contracts aren’t common for assistant coaches. In the past, they have been on a year-by-year basis.

“We know they (Elander and Fabian) are going to be here,” said Idalski, who was pleased with the assistant coach contracts. “The kids know that we’re all going to be here, too.”

The deals take all three coaches through the Lamoureux era. U.S. Olympians Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux will begin their careers at UND this fall as sophomores. They transferred from the University of Minnesota, where they were both first-team all-Western Collegiate Hockey Association players.