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East Ridge hires Norwich as girls' coach

By Staff Reports, 04/25/11, 9:51AM CDT


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Former NHL player and Team USA gold medalist Craig Norwich has been hired as the new East Ridge girls' hockey head coach.

Norwich, 56, has led hockey programs across the country for the last 20 years. Locally, he served as the Director of Hockey at St. Paul Academy for five years. Most recently, he has coached Edina 14U “A” girls' hockey.

Norwich played 15 seasons of professional hockey in the NHL and Europe. In high school, he was part of three-consecutive state tournament teams with Edina.

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Coaching Changes entering 2011-2012 season

SCHOOL 2010-2011 COACH 2011-2012 COACH
Academy of Holy Angles Jaime Grossman Jon Dundore
Alexandria Mitch Loch Andy Shriver
Bemidji Matt Menne Bob Brink
Brainerd/Little Falls Rod Peltoma Stephanie Sustercich
Breck Len Vannelli Chris Peterson
Chaska/Chanhassen Chris Erickson Tracy Cassano
Cretin-Derham Hall Steve Williams John Pohl
Detroit Lakes Dan Maloney Gretchen Norby
East Ridge Tony Hoops Craig Norwich
Eden Prairie Tim Morris Jaime Grossman
Faribault Gretchen Dahl Steve Gravgaard
Forest Lake Jeff Neidt Ryan Sauter
Lake of the Woods/Rainy River/Indus Katie Hasbargen April Beckel
Lakeville South Perry Wilkinson Natalie Darwitz
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Brian Johnson Hannah Impola
Minneapolis Novas John Wareham Pat Meacham
Mound-Westonka Bob Kuehl Chris Erickson
Mounds View Tom Foley Pete Aus
Orono Kevin Armstrong Keith Radloff
Park Rapids Chris Albee Gary Vaudrin
Pequot Lakes Regan Rudbeck Bryan Henricks
Prior Lake Jaime Grossman Todd Johnson
Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper Joel Zejdlik Kevin Gray
Rochester John Marshall Steve Russell Bob Montrose
Rosemount Tracy Cassano Josh Hoekstra and Trent Eigner
St. Cloud Joel Heitkamp and Mark Chamernick Mark Chamernick
St. Louis Park Mike Knoke Donnie Williams
St. Paul Blades Sarma Ozmen Jeff Hauer
St. Paul United Ted Cheesebrough Carrie Holldorf
Windom Shawn Veenker Dean Drahota

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