American International names former Curry assistant Wiedler to same job with Yellowjackets

American International has announced the hiring of Stephen Wiedler as the team’s new assistant coach.

Wiedler joins AIC after spending the past two seasons as the lead assistant at Curry.

“We are especially pleased that Steve will be joining our staff,” AIC head coach Gary Wright said in a statement. “He has two years of college coaching and recruiting experience and most importantly, he wants a career in coaching.”

“I am extremely excited to become a part of the AIC family,” added Wiedler. “Coach Wright’s ability to put together quality teams that play the game the right way with heart, class and respect made me jump at the opportunity to work alongside him.”

During his time with the Colonels, Wiedler was responsible for recruiting, coaching the defense, on-ice skills development, off-ice strength and conditioning and video analysis.

Wiedler was a defenseman at Southern Maine and served as team captain during his senior season of 2010-11 before embarking on a two-year professional career with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

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