New Denver volunteer coach Wogtech to work with Pioneers’ netminders


Denver announced Thursday that the team has named Corey Wogtech as the Pioneers’ new volunteer assistant coach.

Wogtech has served 11 seasons as a goaltending coach in the NAHL, NCAA, USHL and, most recently, the USA Hockey Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp.

Upon the conclusion of his playing career, which included two years at St. Scholastica, Wogtech joined the NAHL’s St. Louis Bandits as goaltending coach before spending two years in the same role at Omaha and then seven years in the USHL.

“After last season, we determined that we needed a full-time goalie coach on our staff,” DU coach David Carle said in a statement. “Our goalies deserve that level of commitment and instruction from our staff. In Corey, we are getting someone who is very passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to teaching the position. We are excited to add someone of his caliber to the Pioneer family who will make our goalies and program better.”

As a player, Wogtech spent time in eight different leagues during his career, spanning North American and Europe.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to join the staff at DU,” Wogtech added. “Coach Carle, the University of Denver, and the NCHC’s success speak for themselves. It is a great honor to join such an illustrious staff and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with such a great group of goaltenders.”