I have no idea what to make of this. Gene Smith hired Steve Rohlik, the Associate HC, to replace Mark Osiecki.
Steve Rohlik Named Ohio State’s Men’s Hockey Head Coach
My instincts are telling me that neither George Gwozdecky or Tim Whitehead were interested so he just decided to give Steve a shot. The only upside to this is that Joe Exter will probably be retained. I think Exter will be an excellent HC someday.