The Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL have announced that vice president of hockey operations and head coach John Olver has resigned, effective immediately.
Olver is pursuing a position as associate head coach with the hockey program at Northern Michigan University where his oldest son, Darin, will be a junior and his youngest son, Mark, is committed to attending in 2006. In 2004-05, Darin Olver led the Wildcats in scoring with 43 points in 40 games.
Olver, who had signed a three-year contract extension in May, was 228-100-32 in the regular season with the Steelheads, including 82-46-16 in the team’s first two ECHL seasons. Idaho won the Kelly Cup Championship in 2003-04.