Omaha hockey head coach Mike Gabinet announced that Peter Mannino has been hired as assistant coach.
“We’re very excited to have Peter join our staff,” Gabinet said. “Peter was instrumental in recruiting and coaching with the Chicago Steel in their recent Clark Cup championship and we believe his skill set will be immediately transferable to college hockey. He has extensive knowledge of our target recruiting pool and he can assist us in acquiring the kind of top talent needed to be successful in the NCHC," Gabinet said.
Mannino was a standout collegiate goaltender at Denver, including a career record of 61-32-5 from 2004-08. He helped the team to a NCAA title as a freshman as well as earning the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament and a spot on the all-tournament team.
“In addition, Peter had a great professional career as a goalie, including playing in the NHL, and he will be a great coach and mentor for our goaltenders. He is a great compliment to our staff,” Gabinet said.
Following his collegiate career Mannino went on to play seven years professionally. Throughout his professional career he made NHL appearances with the New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets. Mannino also played in both the AHL and ECHL.