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Sports log: Former Ivy great, US coach Taylor dies

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Tim Taylor, a former Harvard star and a veteran Yale coach with the most hockey wins at the school, died of cancer. He was 71. Taylor’s wife, Diana Cooke, confirmed he died on Saturday, two weeks after Yale won its first national championship. As a player, he captained Harvard to the Ivy League and ECAC Championship in 1963, and later played for the US National team in 1965 and 1967. Taylor served as Yale’s head coach from 1976 to 2006. He won more games (337) than any coach in the 117-year history of the program. He coached the 1994 US Olympic team and was an assistant on the 1984 team. He was active internationally through January when he served as director of player personnel for the US Junior National Team, which won gold at the World Junior Championships in Russia . . . In Sochi, Russia, the US Under-18 Team lost to Canada, 3-2, in the IIHF World Championship. Tyler Kelleher of Longmeadow had an assist for the Americans.

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