Shuchuk leaves Michigan Tech assistant’s post for NAHL head coaching job

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Gary Shuchuk spent five seasons as an assistant coach with Wisconsin from 2010-15 (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Michigan Tech assistant coach Gary Shuchuk has been named head coach of the NAHL’s Janesville Jets.

Shuchuk spent two years as an assistant at MTU, where he helped the Huskies win the 2016 McNaughton Cup as WCHA regular-season champions, and a 2017 Broadmoor Cup as WCHA playoff champions.

He served five seasons as assistant coach for his alma mater Wisconsin prior to joining the Huskies. With the Badgers, Shuchuk won the 2013 Broadmoor Cup and the 2014 Big Ten playoffs.

“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to coach the Jets,” Shuchuk said in a Janesville news release. “I can’t wait to get the players here in training camp next weekend. I want to thank Joe Dibble for his hard work and dedication to making the Janesville Jets one of the top programs in the NAHL. I know the Jets have great community and fan support and I’m looking forward to bringing a Robertson Cup championship to the city of Janesville.”

Shuchuk played 142 NHL games and recorded 39 points between the Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings. He also co-captained the 1990 national champion Badgers, garnering first team All-American status along the way, in addition to WCHA Most Valuable Player and University of Wisconsin Male Athlete of the Year titles.

Shuchuk is tied for 12th on the Badgers’ all-time scoring list (176 points) and stands seventh in goals (85). His 80 points in 1990 are the second-most in a single season by a Badger.

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