By Ted Anderson Sports Writer
COLERAINE — When Bob Gernander of Coleraine was recently named as the recipient of the American Hockey Coaches Association’s (AHCA) John Mariucci Award, it came as a surprise to him.
The Mariucci Award was created to honor a secondary school association coach who best exemplifies the spirit, dedication and enthusiasm of Eveleth native John Mariucci, otherwise known as the “Godfather of U.S. Hockey.” Gernander will receive the award in May during ceremonies in Naples, Fla.
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Greenway's 1967 state championship team, from left, coach Bob Gernander, assistant coach Paul Bygh, Mike Barle, Mike Holland, Jeff Kosak, Mike Meade, George Delich, Ken Lawson, Mike Adams, David (Dave) Stangl, Mike Fondrulia, Gary Lawson, Bob Casey, Jim MacNeil, Mick Metzer, Jim Stephens, Mike Antonovich, Terry Casey and Bill Joy. Star Tribune file photo