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Slumping Kingston Frontenacs fire head coach Bruce Cassidy @NHL

KINGSTON, Ont. - The slumping Kingston Frontenacs have fired head coach Bruce Cassidy.

The 2-9-0-1 OHL team has lost six straight games. "After the start to the season, along with six consecutive losses, we felt a change had to be made," Larry Mavety, Kington's director of hockey operations, said in a statement Tuesday.

Mavety will serve as interim coach, starting with the Frontenacs' game in Sudbury on Tuesday. The Wolves, at 2-10-0-0, are also struggling.

Cassidy, a former Washington Capitals head coach and Chicago Blackhawks assistant, took over as coach of Kingston in July 2006.

Mavety has an extensive coaching resume in the OHL that dates back to 1981, with Belleville and Kingston. His coaching record is 653-681-101.

He also coached in 2002.

The move comes a day after the QMJHL's P.E.I. Rocket fired head coach Yanick Jean.

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