The Hockey World Has Been Hit With Tough News Today: Former NHL Player and Coach Has Passed Away at The Age of 57

Published February 16, 2023 at 10:32
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The University of Omaha revealed today that their assistant coach Paul Jerrard passed suddenly at the age of 57, bringing some terrible news to the sports community.

On Twitter, the University of Omaha informed that Jerrard had regrettably lost his fight against cancer. He had allegedly been fighting the cancer secretly, and few people were aware of his struggles. Mike Gabinet, the head coach of Omaha, issued the following statement:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of assistant coach, Paul Jerrard. Paul had been quietly fighting a long-term battle with cancer. Our program will be forever indebted to PJ for his countless positive impact. PJ attacked each day with a team first attitude, vibrant enthusiasm, and an unmatched willingness to help grow and develop our young men. Knowing PJ first as my coach in pro hockey, and now having had the chance to work alongside him each day, I am beyond grateful for the lessons he shared and the loyal friendship we forged.




Jerrard was extremely familiar with the NHL; in 198889, he played five games for the Minnesota North Stars and spent five years coaching several NHL clubs, including the Dallas Stars for two seasons, the Calgary Flames for two, and the Colorado Avalanche for one.

He worked as a hockey coach for 23 years including all, in leagues including the NHL, AHL, IHL, CCHA, and NCHC. Jerrard played hockey for 19 years, playing in the NHL, AHL, IHL, and in his early years, the CCHA.

We want to express our sincere condolences and prayers to the friends and family members who will be impacted by this tragic news.
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