McGill University's longtime men's hockey coach Kelly Nobes died this year at the young age of 45.

A well-known and well-loved longtime coach of McGill University men's hockey has died sending condolences and sadness through the school.

Kelly Nobes was just 45 years old Sept. 4.

The McGill University Athletics & Recreation community is saddened to learn of the death of Kelly Nobes, head coach of the McGill University men's varsity hockey program on Sept. 4. He was 45.

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Nobes guided McGill to five national championship tournament appearances in his nine years, and won the Father George Kehoe Memorial Award as U SPORTS coach of the year for the 2017-18 season.

He joined McGill in April 2010 guiding the team to its first university cup title in 2012 after winning silver in 2011.

He had an overall record of 399-287-14 in 700 games.

He graduated from the school's physical education program and played four seasons at the school.

He is survived by his wife Michelle, and the couple's four children.