With high expectations, the Sharks announced Wednesday night that they fired coach Pete DeBoer after an underwhelming first third of their season.

Bob Boughner, an assistant coach with the Sharks, takes over on an interim basis, the team said in a statement.

The team also let go assistant coaches Dave Barr and Steve Spott and goalie coach Johan Hedberg, replacing them with associate coach Roy Sommer, assistant coach Mike Ricci and goaltending coach Evgeni Nabokov. Dan Darrow will remain in his current role of assistant coach for video.