Photo: 2019, Keith Hershmiller

Dave Struch named Director of Hockey at Notre Dame

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame is pleased to welcome David Struch as our new Director of Hockey heading into the 2023-24 season.

Dave brings a wealth of experience, most recently as Associate Coach with Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Prior to joining Everett, Dave spent 8 years with the Regina Pats, first as Assistant Coach and General Manager, then as Head Coach and GM. His time with the Pats included the year Regina hosted the Memorial Cup. Dave also spent a number of years with the Saskatoon Blades as Associate Coach before moving into the Head Coach role. He has been to three Memorial Cup championships, two as a Coach and one as a player, and on the national stage, Dave has been involved in a number of Hockey Canada events including assisting Team Canada at the IIHF U-18 World Junior Championship in 2019 and 2022.

In his playing career, Dave’s later minor hockey years were in Saskatoon, playing U18 hockey with the Blazers, then in the WHL with the Blades. From there, he was drafted in the 9th round by the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames. He played professional hockey for 14 seasons including four games with the Flames. He also spent time with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles (IHL) and the Saint John Flames (AHL). Before his retirement in 2005, Dave played pro hockey for 9 seasons in Europe.

Over Dave’s 17 years of coaching, he has gained experience as both head and assistant coach working with both forwards and defensemen and has been responsible for the overall build and maintenance of the environment, energy and culture. “I believe that we are not here only to develop athletes, but just as important, good people as well.”

Dave and his wife Andrea reside in Regina with their 3 children, Avery, Rylan, and Jesse. Dave will initially commute from Regina as he gets settled in his new role. In addition to his position as Director of Hockey, which begins July 1, 2023, Dave will coach the Hounds male U15 Prep team which competes in the Canadian Sports School League (CSSHL)

Congratulations Dave and welcome to the Notre Dame Hounds family!

Photo of Dave Struch by Keith Hershmiller 

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