The rumors about Ian Herbers were true! He is taking the head coaching position at his alma mater, the University of Alberta, where he played from 1988-92. Herbers was 30-23-2-4 after taking over from Kirk Muller this season. Previously, he was an assistant coach in Milwaukee for 2 full years.
Stan Drulia, the new assistant coach, will be interviewed for the head coaching position in Milwaukee.
“Days after a source on the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey head coach selection committee quashed rumours Ian Herbers would be the team’s next bench boss, the Milwaukee Admirals head coach will in fact take over the Bears coaching reins.
When contacted Sunday night via text message to confirm rumours that Herbers had been offered the job, Alberta general manager Stan Marple vehemently denied Herbers’ candidacy, let alone him being offered the job.
“He has not been interviewed nor did he apply…he is coaching in the AHL next year why would he come here?” Marple said via text message.