Goehring added to Crunch coaching staff

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Karl Goehring as goaltending and video coach for the Syracuse Crunch.

“We are very pleased to bring Karl on board,” Lightning assistant general manager and Crunch GM Julien BriseBois said. “We feel that with his years of playing professional hockey, especially his extensive experience at the American Hockey League level, Karl will be a valuable resource to our goalies in Syracuse and to our entire organization.”

Goehring, 38, has spent the last seven seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of North Dakota, his alma mater, working directly with the goaltenders. During his time with UND, Goehring coached one Mike Richter Award recipient as the nation’s top goaltender (Zane McIntyre) and one finalist (Cam Johnson).

An AHL All-Star in 2003, Goehring spent most of his eight-year professional playing career in the American Hockey League with Syracuse, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Norfolk and Manitoba. His 123 victories are tied for fourth-most among American-born goaltenders in AHL history, and he remains the Crunch franchise leader in wins (78) and games played by a goalie (178).