Youth hockey: Mark Nebel resigns as head coach of Marquette Electricians

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Electricians Midget AAA hockey team announced the resignation of head coach Mark Nebel on Wednesday.

According to a release issued by Marquette Junior Hockey Corp., Nebel was notified this week he would be spending more time in Green Bay. Nebel is the general sales manager for WJMN-TV (channel 3), which is a CBS affiliate and Nexstar Broadcasting satellite station of WFRV-TV in Green Bay.

“This is not something that I want to do, but my job comes first,” said Nebel in his resignation letter to Electricians chairman Brad Sullivan, according to the release. “I have enjoyed the past two years as coach and I have enjoyed watching the kids improve and move on to juniors.”

Nebel took over the Electricians in 2011-12 from Mike Dagenais, who led the team to a 16-35-8 record in 2010-11 and last-place finish in the Northern Lakes Hockey League.

In Nebel’s first season, the Electros went 33-23-11, won a NLHL championship and sent nine players to Junior A programs. Two players verbally committed to Northern Michigan University.

The 2012-13 season was a rebuilding year for the Electricians with Nebel’s team finishing 9-32-10.

Sullivan said in the release a search would begin immediately to find a new head coach.

Marquette Senior High School is also searching for a head hockey coach following the resignation of Mike L’Huillier.