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U.S. women’s hockey head coach steps down before world championship camp

U.S. women’s hockey head coach Bob Corkum has stepped down, USA Hockey announced three weeks before the world championship tournament and on the eve of the team’s pre-worlds training camp.

Assistant Joel Johnson was announced as interim coach on Friday night ahead of worlds that start May 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

No further details were given regarding the departure of Corkum, the head coach since October 2018.

“Bob put his heart and soul into continuing to build on the legacy of our women’s national team program over the past three seasons, and we’re grateful for all he did,” Katie Million, director of women’s national team programs for USA Hockey, said in a press release.