The “Twitterverse” news spread quick this afternoon from a tweet by @CapCareyWDT stating that Ron Rolston will be named the new Head Coach of the Rochester Americans. Cap Carey is a sportswriter for the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, primarily covering Clarkson Men’s Hockey.
No one else has been able to confirm this news at this time, no reason to not believe Cap Carey at this time though.
Updated 7/26: This is confirmed. Again, was no reason to doubt Cap Carey, just pointing out this has been confirmed.
As the head coach of the Under-18 USA Hockey Natonal Team Development Program he would fit the role of what the Buffalo Sabres are looking to continute doing, developing young players.
Ron Rolston (born October 14, 1966 in Fenton, Michigan) is an Americanice hockeycoach. He is the head coach of the Under-18 team at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. In June 2008, he was named head coach of the American team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He has also coached the American team at multiple IIHF World U18 Championships. He is the older brother of Brian Rolston.
Rolston played 3 years with Michigan Technological University, scoring 32 goals and 68 points in 110 games.
Rolston has been a Head Coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for seven seasons. Perhaps the most decorated coach in NTDP history, Rolston-led teams have never missed the championship game in either of the major NTDP tournaments, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship. In the 4 IIHF U-18 Championships that he his teams have competed in, they have brought home 3 golds and a silver medal.
More information as it becomes available.