Bensenville, IL (November 12th, 2007) -- The Chicago Steel would like to formally announce that Head Coach Steve Poapst has taken on the additional role of General Manager for The Steel. Chicago made this change in part because of the resources they have available within their home rink, The Edge Ice Arena.
Steve’s knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and hands on way of teaching has allowed him to easily step into the role of Head Coach / General Manager.
The Chicago Steel Organization would like to wish Jason Koehler the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Awesome move by Chicago, as this team was going nowhere with Koehler as their GM. Chicago has plenty of talent this year and they have flashes of a great team, but they just come up short in the consistency department.
Here are some stats for you...
Wil Nichol coached the team for 2 seasons, both of which were playoff teams, including a division title. When he was fired, his combined record was 60-51-9.
As head coach and GM, Chris Imes had a record of 22-47-7.
With Imes as head coach and Jason Koehler as GM, Chicago had a record of 1-5-0.
With Steve Poapst as head coach and Koehler as GM, Chicago had a record of 11-37-2.
Jason Koehler's overall record with the Steel as GM: 12-42-2.