Monday, August 11, 2008

Looking back

Steve Stirling, captain of BU's 1971 national championship team and former NY Islanders coach, has become head coach of the Iserbohn Roosters of the German DEL. Stirling's team opened the season with a 9-1 win. On July 25, we reported that Stirling, (photo) who coached the Lightning’s AHL club, Norfolk, last season, had been named an amateur scout for Tampa Bay; he has left the NHL club to return to coaching.

John Lalibete signed on with Odense Bulldogs of the Danish Elite Leagues, as did Maine's Peter Metcalf. Derek Herlofsky played for the Bulldogs from 2001through 2004. NEHJ :

Among them is winger John Laliberte (Saco, Maine/Boston University), who has inked a one-year deal in Denmark with the Odense Bulldogs.

For Laliberte, who has seen AHL time with Worcester and Milwaukee, it all boiled down to opportunity, something he didn’t feel he’d get if he went back to the Admirals.

“It was something I was looking to do,” said Laliberte. “The last couple of years in Milwaukee, I’ve been kind of limited to a third line role, and I’ve been looking to pick it up to a first or second line role. It’s a different way of doing that.”

We also reported recently that former Terrier captain Carl Corazzini had signed with Edmonton’s Springfield Falcons AHL team. In an NEHJ feature, he reflects on his professional career and his changing role.

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