Huskie Athletics announced today that legendary men's hockey head coach Dave Adolph is retiring from Huskie hockey, effective May 1, 2021.
Following nearly three decades spent behind the Huskies bench, Adolph will step down as the winningest coach in Canadian university men's hockey history with 488 career regular season wins. A total of 456 of those victories came at the helm of his alma mater here in Saskatoon.
The Huskies have reached the University Cup 16 times in his tenure, including eight of the past nine seasons from 2011-12 to 2019-20.
Adolph and the Huskies have won seven Canada West titles and also have two national silver and four national bronze medal finishes. Internationally Adolph has been at the helm of Team Canada three times, winning bronze at the FISU Games at Granada, Spain in 2015 and in Tarvisio, Italy in 2003. He also took silver as head man with a Team Canada university contingent at the Nagano Cup in Japan in 1996.
He has coached 90 athletes to Canada West All-Star status and 30 U SPORTS All-Canadians. Under his tutelage Huskie men's hockey athletes have also claimed 60 conference and 18 national awards. When it comes to his own individual awards, Adolph was named Canada West Coach of the Year four times as well as U SPORTS Coach of the Year in 2017.