Green Bay Gamblers head coach and General Manager Derek Lalonde is leaving the team to become the head coach of the Toledo Walleye of the
East Coast Hockey League. Toledo is a professional team affiliated with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
In three seasons in Green Bay, Lalonde compiled a 114-56-14 regular season record with the Gamblers making the playoffs all three seasons he coached the team, including winning both the Clark and Anderson Cups in his first season when he was named USHL coach of the year. Lalonde was the team’s sixth head coach.
Gamblers President Brendan Bruss said, “The USHL is a developmental league not only for players, but coaches as well. We wish him nothing but the best as he takes this next step in his career.”
The Gamblers will immediately begin the process to find a new head coach.