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Ex-North Dakota assistant Eades named new coach-GM of USHL’s Stampede

Cary Eades, after not having his contract renewed May 3 by North Dakota to return as associate head coach, has landed on his feet as the new head coach and general manager of the United States Hockey League’s Sioux Falls Stampede.

“During our discussions in the past couple of days, the new ownership group has shown a tremendous commitment to reestablishing Sioux Falls as a major player in the extremely talented and competitive environment of the USHL,” said Eades in a news release. “I am thrilled in the confidence they have displayed in me and I’m anxious to get started. With the upcoming USHL draft [May 22] and Stampede team try-out, there is plenty of work on the immediate horizon.”

Eades has spent the last eight seasons at North Dakota before being let go in a restructuring of the Sioux coaching staff last week.

While at UND, Eades coached 17 players that went on to play in the NHL, including former Stampede stars Joe Finley, Brad Malone and T.J. Oshie.

Eades has USHL coaching experience having served as the head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints from 1991-93. He led the Saints to a national championship and was named USHL GM of the Year during the 1991-92 season.


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  • Fan Man

    Congrats Eads!  Thanks for nothing

  • Siouxicide

    He’s promised to bring the same winning spirit to Sioux Falls, meaning 13 years of no titles and counting.  I think he talked about bringing the same fighting spirit their too, so Lucy’s Tavern sent people over to Icon’s and Rookies to start fights wearing Frattin jerseys. 

    • Suture

      LOL…I have to laugh. Is that Wehr posting on USCHO? Are you still upset about Frattin (and Malone for that matter) putting a pounding on you? I do feel bad for you Wehr…I felt your ribs crunch from the 30th row up….poor little Goph…:(  But, there is one good thing that came out of this….I bet you don’t keep your head down anymore…huh?….huh?…..I bet you don’t tiger..good for you….:)  I just love the pounding the Sioux put on these teams. Good old time hockey….Eddie Shore Hockey!

      • Joe

        What are your thoughts on the hit Chay Genoway took in St. Cloud?

        • Genowayiminthenhl

          Or when Rau jacked them all up? Genoway was the most overrated player in college hockey every year he played. Plus he was small and easily injured and slow to come back

    • Scpa0305

      They didn’t win any national titles while he was there but won a bunch of WCHA titles.

      • Guest

        Ask yourself which is more important and which title you would rather have?????

  • Yooperhockey

    He is such a great recruiter of college hockey and he ends up in the USHL.

    I wonder if B.D. Is moving to South Dokata with Eades to watch all the Pee Wee players he recruits. Future Sioux players. Hope nobody else works with him if they do please leave your wife at home for the Christmas party.

    • Scpa0305

      h8ter….your team is terrible.

      • Yooperhockey

        Win one for the Gipper(Yooper).

        Our teams will be in the NCAAs while North Dokata is watching Miami and WMU Bromcos beating you every game. I can’t wait read the lonely Broncos beat the Sioux.

  • Yooperhockey

    Welcome to the big show.

    Maybe Penn States Club team might need a head coach.

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