The Buffalo Beauts today announced the team has relieved head coach Ric Seiling and assistant coach Craig Muni of their coaching duties. Cody McCormick has been named interim head coach.
McCormick will serve as the third head coach in Beauts franchise history after a professional hockey career that saw him play parts of 10 seasons in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres. The London, Ontario native appeared in 405 career NHL contests and recorded 65 points (21+44) and 550 penalty minutes, adding 89 points (42+47) in 231 AHL games.
Since retiring from the NHL, McCormick has worked with the Academy of Hockey at Harborcenter, including skills practices with the Beauts this season.
General Manager Nik Fattey will serve as an interim assistant coach and goaltending coach Ryan Vinz will remain on the team’s coaching staff.