July 25, 2013
Duluth News Tribune
Stauber to coach Team USA goalies
Former Duluth Denfeld and University of Minnesota goaltender Robb Stauber confirmed Wednesday that he has been selected as goaltending coach for the 2014 U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team.
Stauber, who grew up in Piedmont area and was ranked No. 63 by mnhockeyhub.com among the state’s all-time best high school players, has been coaching with the national team since December 2010.
“I’m really excited and honored to be a part of it,” said Stauber, who tried out for the 1988 and ’92 Olympic teams. “It’s a blessing to watch others go after their dreams and have a very small part in guiding them.”
Stauber was the first goalie to win the Hobey Baker Award in 1988 as a University of Minnesota sophomore and was runner-up the following season. He played in three consecutive Frozen Fours and was a two-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association player of the year. He played for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings before spending most of his professional career in the American Hockey League.
He was goaltending coach on the men’s team at Minnesota, which won back-to-back NCAA championships, and then spent several years as goalie coach on the women’s team at Minnesota Duluth, which included a championship in 2008.