Soo Indians coaching change

Randy Russon
March 18, 2019

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.

Patrick Carricato has years of experience as a coach with both the Jr. A Soo Thunderbirds and the major midget Soo Indians. (Photo by Paul Norbo.)

What you think about “Soo Indians coaching change”

  1. My boy Patty…!!,great choice!,and the kids are lucky to learn from a from an old school S.O.B.,, can’t wait to watch!🤙🏼

  2. Very pleased to hear of a real player’s coach back behind the bench. Great choice and all the best to the Soo Indians going forward.

  3. Charly, it is good to see your name. I hope all is well. It has been many years. I hope you are in good health and that life is good.

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