Dan Lucas, the Cheverus High boys’ hockey coach since 2009, is resigning to concentrate on his real estate business, according to a statement from the school.

Lucas was twice honored as West/South Coach of the Year by Maine High School Hockey, including this past season, when he guided Cheverus to a 14-5-1 record. The Stags lost 6-5 to Biddeford in double overtime in the Class A South final.

“Coach Lucas has been an instrumental part of Cheverus boys’ ice hockey,” said Nic Lops, an assistant coach who is also the school’s assistant athletic director. “The knowledge he shared with all of his athletes stretched far beyond the ice rink. He is a very positive role model and a true man of character.”

Lucas was a member of the Maine Mariners team that won the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup championship in 1979, and also played six NHL games for the Philadelphia Flyers.

In nine seasons as Cheverus coach, the Stags qualified for the playoffs eight times and made it to the regional final three times.

“Coach Lucas understood and incorporated the Cheverus mission into his program,” said Athletic Director Amy Ashley. “He did an excellent job and was a perennial contender each year for Class A boys’ hockey. Most importantly, he is a character coach who made a great impact on his players.”

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