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Split personality. Liking the arts, especially opera, and hockey and Los Toros. I know, I know THAT one is non pc currently. But I can't help it saw some in Spain and got hooked, but good. But on the other hand right now opera and hockey are in the forefront!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A "Torch" For the Aeros

this just in via Russos Rants
As Assist. Coach for Blackhawks
JOHN TORCHETTI, (born 9 July 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts)  is the new Aeros Headcoach..
and  for some fans he is a familiar face even though he coached the opposing team in San Antonio : Iguanas and Rampage.

Coaching Career
1993-94Greensboro MonarchsECHLAssistant
1994-95Greensboro MonarchsECHLAssistant
1994-95San Antonio IguanasCHLHead583218800.621Lost in Finals
1995-96San Antonio IguanasCHLHead643917080.672Lost in Finals
1996-97San Antonio DragonsIHLAssistant
1996-97Fort Wayne KometsIHLHead582234020.397Out of Playoffs
1997-98Fort Wayne KometsIHLHead824729060.610Lost in round 1
1999-00Tampa Bay LightningNHLAssistant
2000-01Tampa Bay LightningNHLAssistant
2002-03San Antonio RampageAHLHead6530231020.554
2002-03Florida PanthersNHLAssistant
2003-04Florida PanthersNHLAssistant
2003-04Florida PanthersNHLHead271012410.463Out of Playoffs
2005-06Los Angeles KingsNHLHead
2006-07Moncton WildcatsQMJHLHead703925060.600Lost in round 1
2007-08Chicago BlackhawksNHLAssistant
2008-09Chicago BlackhawksNHLAssistant
2009-10Chicago BlackhawksNHLAssistant
2010-11Atlanta ThrashersNHLAssociate
‡ Midseason replacement

As player he played mostly in the minors  
1984-85Carolina ThunderbirdsACHL64444286731086149
1985-86Carolina ThunderbirdsACHL6151429355115131816
1986-87Carolina ThunderbirdsACHL2721305127513412
1986-87Virginia LancersACHL2418183663----------
1987-88Carolina ThunderbirdsAAHL496371134134743716
1988-89Binghamton WhalersAHL103250----------
1988-89Carolina ThunderbirdsECHL301626424611551020
1989-90Winston-Salem ThunderbirdsECHL472321448241012
1990-91Winston-Salem ThunderbirdsECHL47192241
Now we wait for the announcement regarding the assistent coaches .... keep looking here! As soon as I know it will be posted.


ICEVET said...

IMO, this candidate likely emerged following the Aeros receipt of a rejection FROM Trent Yawney (current Sharks Asst coach)....who wanted to remain with the Sharks in the hope of a Stanley Cup winner during the 2011-12 Season.

With the acquisition of Brent Burns and Martin Havlatt (from the Wild) through the Devin Settiguchi and Dany Heatley recent trades, the Sharks have improved their prospects to win the CUP.

Go Aeros!

artandhockey said...

Hmm, an interesting read of the situation by ICEVET.
Any other thoughts by chers readers on this? Feel free to comment!