Lake Superior State announced Monday that assistant coach Peter Aubry is leaving the program to become the developmental goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks organization.
Aubry served one season on the Lakers’ bench after three years as an assistant at his alma mater, Mercyhurst.
“I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity with the Chicago Blackhawks,” said Aubry in a news release. “As I leave LSSU, I can’t express how highly I think of Damon and [assistant coach] Rich [Metro] as coaches, people and friends. Great times are ahead for Laker hockey as they continue to take the program in a new and exciting direction. I will dearly miss working with them and the rest of the LSSU staff and players.”
Aubry also spent nine seasons playing professionally, including stops in the American Hockey League, ECHL and three other European leagues. Before joining the Mercyhurst coaching staff, he was a goaltending coach in Europe and a training camp evaluator for two United States Hockey League programs. He has been head instructor at the Shane Clifford Goalie School in Pittsburgh since 2003.
“On behalf of the Laker hockey program we would like wish the Aubry family great success in their new opportunity,” said Whitten in a statement. “The Chicago Blackhawks are getting a great coach and an outstanding person who will be a valuable addition to their storied franchise.”
A search for Aubry’s replacement at LSSU will begin immediately.