SIGN­ING ON

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UPEI says Forbes MacPher­son inked a four-year ex­ten­sion to coach the men’s hockey Pan­thers on Tues­day.

UPEI men’s hockey coach Forbes MacPher­son has re­port­edly signed a four-year ex­ten­sion.

The news was an­nounced on UPEI’s Twit­ter han­dle on Tues­day al­though it has not been con­firmed to The Guardian by the uni­ver­sity.

MacPher­son could not be reached for com­ment on Tues­day night.

The tweet showed a pic­ture of MacPher­son sign­ing a doc­u­ment, likely the con­tract ex­ten­sion.

MacPher­son will be en­ter­ing his ninth sea­son as head coach of the Pan­thers and is the ninth head coach at UPEI.

With MacPher­son be­hind the bench, the 2012-13 ver­sion of the team fin­ished the sea­son as the ninth-ranked uni­ver­sity team in Canada.

As a player, he com­peted in the At­lantic Uni­ver­sity Sport as a mem­ber of UNB from 1991 to 1993 and as a mem­ber of the UPEI Pan­thers from 1994 to 1996.

Fol­low­ing his grad­u­a­tion, MacPher­son played pro­fes­sional hockey in a num­ber of leagues in­clud­ing the Cen­tral Hockey League (CHL), East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and Amer­i­can Hockey League (AHL).

Fol­low­ing his play­ing days, he served as as­sis­tant coach and di­rec­tor of hockey op­er­a­tions for the Texas Brah­mas in the CHL.

He was also se­lected as Team Canada’s as­so­ciate coach at the 26th Win­ter World Uni­ver­sity Games.

GUARDIAN FILE PHOTO

For­bie MacPher­son, right, goes over some drills at a prac­tice with the UPEI men’s hockey Pan­thers. MacPher­son has re­port­edly been signed to a fouryear con­tract ex­ten­sion.

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