Former Laker Staubitz To Coach Sting

Former Wallaceburg Lakers defenseman has been hired by the OHL’s Sarnia Sting as an Assistant Coach, the team announced Friday.

“It’s exciting to get this chance,” Staubitz said in a Sting news release. “Coming back to town and being able to get involved with the Sting as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, and now having an opportunity to increase my role. I know I’m going to be able to contribute to this team and keep pushing the program in the right direction. I’ve come through the same path that these players are on, and know all of the opportunities that hockey can bring to you. I understand what hard work is, and what it takes to keep progressing. Helping grow these players both on and off the ice is certainly something I’m looking forward to.”

Following his time with the Wallaceburg Lakers, Staubitz went on to a successful OHL and NHL career. Staubitz played 230 NHL games for the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, and Anaheim Ducks.

After retiring from hockey following the 2014-2015 season, Staubitz spent last season around the Sting, and doing coaching and lessons in Sarnia.

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