One of the most decorated players in UND hockey history, Karl Goehring returns for his fifth season as the program’s volunteer coach in 2014-15, working directly with the team’s goaltenders.
Last season, Goehring mentored 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 upped his career save percentage to a school-record .924.
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 (10) and Lily (8).