The Syracuse Stars are pleased to announce the hiring of Bobby Goepfert, effective immediately. Goepfert was drafted in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bobby completed a nine year professional career where he spent time in the American Hockey League, overseas in DEL (Germany), and in the East Coast Hockey League.
Prior to his extensive professional playing career, Goepfert started his collegiate career at Providence College before he eventually transferred to St. Cloud State University. He was recognized as a DI All American following both his Junior and Senior seasons at St. Cloud; Goepfert was a Hobey Baker top three finalist following his 2006-2007 collegiate campaign.
In 2002-2003, Goepfert represented the United States in the World Junior Championships, where he earned top save percentage for the tournament (.937). Goepfert spent two seasons in the USHL for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. In 2001-2002, he was selected as the USHL Player of the Year, as the USHL Goaltender of the Year, and as a member of the USHL First All Star team.
Most recently, Goepfert was working on Long Island as a Skills Director at The Rinx. Goepart is relocating to Syracuse with his wife, Angela, and their two children. While Bobby will spend time with all the Syracuse Stars teams, he will be the Head Premier and Assistant U-16 Coach.
Goepfert will be replacing Shane Talarico who has accepted the Assistant Coaching position with Skidmore College. The Stars organization is grateful to Shane for the tremendous job he has done for the past two seasons. His efforts culminated in two consecutive USPHL Final Four finishes. The Syracuse Stars welcome Bobby Goepfert to the Stars family and wish Shane Talarico the very best!