Union may add Barr to hockey staff

Ben Barr, whose two short-handed goals in Game 2 of the 2003 ECAC Hockey tournament first-round seri
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Ben Barr, whose two short-handed goals in Game 2 of the 2003 ECAC Hockey tournament first-round series helped 11th-seeded RPI eliminate sixth-seeded Union, could be joining the Dutchmen as an assistant coach.

Union coach Nate Leaman wouldn’t confirm a U.S. Hockey Report late Saturday that Barr join the Dutchmen as an assistant coach, replacing Bill Riga.

“[Barr] is someone that I’ve been interested in,” Leaman said in a telephone interview from Vermont, where he was watching a tourn­ament.”

Leaman said he can’t officially offer the position until Tuesday.

Barr is a 2004 graduate of RPI. He had 25 goals and 39 assists in 140 career games. He was a volunteer assistant coach with the Engineers for nearly two years.

This spring, he was hired by

Albany Academy to be the director of player development at the school.

Barr could not be reached for comment.

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