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Staubers Won't Be Coaching Whitecaps Announce Co-Head Coaches

Robb Stauber (center) Robb Stauber (center) |  Photo: WDIO (Archive Photo)

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Created: July 12, 2018 10:47 PM

Nearly two-months after word that Duluth native Robb Stauber and his wife Shivaun would be co-Head Coaches of the Minnesota Whitecaps. On Thursday, the professional women's hockey team announced two others will be the bench bosses.

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— Minnesota Whitecaps (@WhitecapsHockey) July 12, 2018

The Head Coaches will be co-founder Jack Brodt and former Gophers defenseman Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt.

The Pioneer Press originally reported the Staubers had the gig - where Robb even discussed plans for the team. However - the Star Tribune reports all contracts must be filed with the NWHL and no paperwork was submitted. The newspaper also reports Stauber wrote in a text message that he and his wife decided not to take the job.

Stauber guided the USA Women's Team to an Olympic Gold Medal earlier this year.

The Whitecaps will open their nonleague schedule Sept. 22 at UMD. Their NWHL season begins October 6th against the Metropolitan Riveters at TRIA Rink in St. Paul.

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