I met Mike on a few occasions and had a few long conversations on the phone.
Although I don't know the circumstances, his departure is unfortunate. He seemed to have worked very hard to grow the ACHA and the game of hockey. He also seemed to have accomplished a great deal over the past few years. What I liked most about him was that he was honest about what needed to be changed. Hope he is on to a great new opportunity and the ACHA is able to restructure with equal or even better leadership. Change always creates the opportunity to improve a team.