The AAA major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association have a new coach. Actually, the new coach is an old coach.
Hockey News North has confirmed that Sault Ste. Marie resident Patrick Carricato will return to coach the Michigan-based Indians effective the 2019-2020 season.
Carricato previously coached the AAA midget Indians for several seasons before stepping aside three years ago. Before that, he was an assistant and then head coach of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
Carricato will replace Sean Tallaire as head coach of the Indians.
In a brief statement to Hockey News North, Indians general manager Mike Kaunisto noted that “we just thought a change was needed as we failed to make the (MAHA) state finals the past three years.”
Besides confirming Carricato as head coach, Kaunisto said that Klem Kelgar will be the team’s assistant coach.