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Vitucci steps down in Toledo

From a Walleyes press release:

TOLEDO, OH - Toledo Walleye Head Coach Nick Vitucci is stepping down from
the position he has held for almost five years. He has given his
resignation, which is effective immediately, to Toledo Walleye President and
General Manager Joe Napoli.

"I have enjoyed my time coaching the Walleye," Vitucci said. "It has been
extremely fulfilling to start a new team and to mentor young hockey players
who have a passion for the game, but I feel that it's time for some new
leadership and a new approach. This will always be a highlight in my

"Nick has been a valuable team builder, mentor and colleague," Napoli said.

"I have been honored to work with him as head coach in developing the Toledo
Walleye. But he's ready to try other options and I - we - support him in his
decision. Nick's decision to make this move now, gives us the appropriate
window to find a coaching replacement in time for recruiting and preparing
for next season. I am happy to say that he will remain with the Walleye
organization. His future role, which is yet to be finalized, will capitalize
on his nearly 25 years of professional hockey experience."

Toledo Walleye Assistant Coach Dan Watson, will assume the leadership
coaching position for the remainder of the season. He has been with the
Toledo Walleye since its inception.