Friday, September 5, 2008

Storm Hire Rose

The Tri-City Storm have hired John Rose as their new assistant coach. Rose was previously an assistant for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks.

KEARNEY – Nebraska’s Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League is proud to announce the hiring of John Rose as their new assistant coach. Rose joins the Storm staff after being the assistant coach at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Rose has an extensive hockey resume and looks forward to joining the Storm staff. “I’m extremely excited for this new opportunity to work with Coach Rudrud and the entire Storm organization,” John stated.
Before joining the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks, Rose was the assistant coach for Mercyhurst College of the Atlantic Hockey Association during the 2006-2007 season. The previous two years, he was a volunteer assistant for Mercyhurst. During his time there, his duties included recruiting, strength and conditioning, video tape analyzing, pre-scouting opponents and practice planning.
Prior to Mercyhurst, Rose coached for a year at Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston), a Division III program of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Northeast. The Leopards went 16-9-4 during the 2003-04 season and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Originally from Potsdam, New York, Rose attended New England College of the ECAC East in Henniker, New Hampshire and graduated in 2003 with degrees in business administration and sport recreation management.
While at NEC, Rose was a four-year defenseman for the Pilgrims' hockey program. During his sophomore campaign (2000-01), the Pilgrims won the ECAC East championship and participated in the NCAA Division III Tournament. His senior year he played in the 2003 Division III East/West All-Star Game.

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