Aldoff to coach pro hockeyAfter a three-year run coaching in the Superior International Junior Hockey League, former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Rod Aldoff is moving on to the professional ranks.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
After a three-year run coaching in the Superior International Junior Hockey League, former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Rod Aldoff is moving on to the professional ranks.
Aldoff, 42, who coached the Wisconsin and Minnesota Wilderness to a 145-15-8 record and three SIJHL championships, has accepted the head coaching position with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Pensacola is the defending league champion.
The Wilderness also won the Dudley-Hewitt Cup this past season and earned a semifinal berth in the RBC Cup Canadian National Jr. A championship.
“Rod’s tenure in his three years in the league was remarkable and was matched only by his dedication, professionalism and the overall class he and his teams displayed night in and night out,” SIJHL commissioner and president Ron Whitehead said. “We wish him the best of luck and continued success in his coaching career.”
The 42-year-old native of Lethbridge, Alberta, played in 136 games at UMD from 1991-95, totaling 20 goals and 62 assists.