Lakers add second assistant coach

June 17, 2014

Lake Superior State University Lakers head coach Damon Whitten has completed the staff of his Western Collegiate Hockey Association team by hiring Peter Aubry as an assistant coach.

The 37-year old Aubry, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Mercyhurst University after playing professionally for nine years, is a former goalie who will specialize in coaching the Laker defense.

The hiring of Aubury follows the recent return to LSSU of Rich Metro as a Laker assistant.

“We’re excited to have him on board,” Whitten said of Aubry. “Working with our goaltenders will be a big area of expertise he will bring. And he’ll complement Rich Metro’s role as offensive co-ordinator by being defensive co-ordinator, implementing strategies with our defense and penalty kill.”

As Whitten noted when Metro was hired, all three LSSU coaches will have a hand in recruiting.

“What struck me in the process was Peter’s ability to build relationships with other coaches, recruits and their families,” Whitten said. “He has a great ability to relate to kids and build trust.”

Aubury, a native of Windsor, Ont., is anxious to join the Lakers.

“I was lucky that while I was (at Mercyhurst) that (head coach) Rick Gotkin let me do quite a bit,” said Aubry, who listed forecheck, neutral-zone forecheck, line rush against and defensive zone coverage as his on-ice areas of concentration.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to grow and learn things that I can bring to the Lake State program,” Aubry added.

What you think about “Lakers add second assistant coach”

    1. Andy,

      I like the staff, from what I know, have heard and been told of them by trusted sources.



    1. I heard that Tim may be looking for a either a head coaching job in Junior hockey or an assistant coach position at another university.

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