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Karl Goehring
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minn.
Alma Mater: North Dakota
Graduating Year: 2000

One of the most decorated players in UND hockey history, Karl Goehring returns for his seventh season as the program’s volunteer coach in 2016-17, working directly with the team’s goaltenders.

Last season, Goehring mentored both sophomore Cam Johnson and junior Matt Hrynkiw through breakout individual seasons as UND posted the lowest team goals against average (1.82) in school history.

Johnson earned All-America honors and was named one of five national finalists for the Mike Richter Award as the nation’s top goaltender. In his first year as UND’s starter, Johnson broke the school record with a .935 save percentage and ranked second nationally with a 1.66 goals against average that was the second-best in school history.

Hrynkiw, a former walk-on who had not appeared in a regular season game in his first two years, lost just twice in 14 appearances (10-2-2) while stepping in for an injured Johnson early in the season. Hrynkiw earned NCHC Goaltender of the Week honors in late October and finished the year with a 2.13 GAA that tied him for 10th-best in UND single-season history.

In 2014-15, Goehring tutored Zane McIntyre through one of the most dominant goaltending seasons in UND history, as the sophomore led the NCHC with a 1.99 goals against average and won the Mike Richter Award before signing an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins.

Goehring began his coaching career in 2009-10 as an assistant coach with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, with whom he had set franchise records for wins (78) and games played by a goalie (176).

Goehring’s eight-year pro playing career was spent primarily in the AHL but also included brief stops in the ECHL and in Finland.

A two-time All-American at UND, Goehring played for the Fighting Sioux from 1997 to 2001 and guided the team to an NCAA championship in 2000 and a runner-up showing in 2001. He graduated in 2001 as the program’s all-time leader in virtually every goaltending category, and remains the UND record holder in wins (80), winning percentage (.765) and shutouts (15).

Goehring was also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and was the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year in 2000-01.

Goehring and his wife, Laura, have two daughters: Halle (11) and Lily (9).