Dean Blais has added another one time Minnesota Golden Gopher coach to his his bench, as Mike Guenztal has joined the Nebraska-Omaha coaching staff. He joins Mike Hastings who was at U of M for one season before hooking up with the Mavs.
Guenztal patrolled the Gopher Bench for 14 years as an assistant before becoming the head coach and G.M. of Des Moines of the USHL last year. Current Mavs bench boss Dean Blais played 2 years for the Gophers in the 70's and all 3 will get to see their former school quite a bit this year as the Mavericks are joining the WCHA.