SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls Stampede has named former longtime Colorado College head coach Scott Owens as coach and general manager of the United States Hockey League franchise.

The 59-year-old Owens succeeds Cary Eades, who left after three seasons to become head coach and general manager of the USHL’s Fargo Force.

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Owens is a Wisconsin native who was a goaltender for Colorado College in the late 1970s and later spent 15 years as head coach at the school, beginning in 1999. He resigned in April 2014.

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Owens led Colorado College to seven appearances in the NCAA tournament, including a trip to the Frozen Four in 2005. He coached two Hobey Baker Award winners. He is the winningest coach in Colorado College history, with a 324-228-54 record.

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