Frozen Four 2013: Ruhwedel’s long hockey path leads to Lowell, then Buffalo
Defenseman Chad Ruhwedel didn’t take a short path to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In fact, the junior rearguard’s path was a rather winding one since he first started to play hockey in his hometown of San Diego, CA.
It all began with skating lessons with Larry Cahn, who would become one of his future coaches.
“I started working with Larry when I was pretty young,” Ruhwedel remembers. “He gave me a lot of private lessons and was really good in working with me. He would use just a little bit of the ice like in public skating sessions and would teach me how to skate, work on my edges and all of those little things like that.”
Ruhwedel started his playing career as a member of the San Diego Junior Gulls.… read more