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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Metro named LSSU assistant coach

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Lake Superior State head coach Jim Roque announced today that Sault Ste. Marie native Rich Metro has been promoted to assistant hockey coach. Metro served as the Lakers hockey video coordinator and volunteer coach in 2007-08.

Metro won two national championships in the Sault Michigan Hockey Association, played for the Soo Hawks and Marquette Electricians AAA midget teams and the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL. He played his college hockey at Northern Michigan University where he was a two year co-captain and totalled 59 points from 1995-99.

Metro played pro hockey in the Central Hockey League, United Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League and in France. His father, Con Metro, played for the first Laker team coached by Ron Mason in 1966.

"It's a great honor and huge privilege to coach at Lake Superior State University, not only because my dad played here, but because it's always been my hometown, " Metro said. "With the other great coaches who have come through and the ones who are here now, I'm really blessed to be part of this. Obviously it's a great honor to have played at Northern Michigan under coach (Rick) Comley. In the same sense, now that I'm coaching, it's an even bigger honor to represent my hometown, especially at this level."

Photo courtesy of LSSU Sports Information

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