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Skalde out as Storm coach (updated)

Team will not comment on departure
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Guelph Storm coach Jarrod Skalde yells at the referee Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Sleeman Centre. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

Jarrod Skalde is out as coach of the Guelph Storm hockey club.

The team issued a terse two-sentence announcement on its web site late Wednesday morning announcing the move.

"The Guelph Storm Hockey Club announced today that Jarrod Skalde is no longer with the team, and will not be back as Head Coach next season.

"We want to thank Jarrod for his efforts over the past two seasons and wish him the best going forward."

When asked for comment, Guelph Storm general manager Mike Kelly said that it was a "private matter" and that the team would not be making any further comment."

Skalde did not immediately return requests for comment.

Skalde joined the team as head coach in December of 2015, replacing Bill Stewart. His coaching record with the team was a combined 31-63-6-2.

He had one year remaining on his contract.

The Storm is currently in the process of hiring a new general manager with Kelly leaving the position in May.