Ex Wis­con­sin hockey coach Jeff Sauer dies

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Jeff Sauer, who led Wis­con­sin to two men’s hockey NCAA ti­tles, has died. He was 73.

Friend Bill Bro­phy says Sauer died Thurs­day at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in Madi­son af­ter bat­tling pan­cre­atic can­cer.

Sauer coached Wis­con­sin for 30 years, from 1982 to 2002. In his first year, he led Wis­con­sin to the na­tional cham­pi­onship in 1983. He fol­lowed with an­other NCAA ti­tle in 1990.

Sauer, who grew up in St. Paul, Min­nesota, led the Badgers to 489 wins. The Badgers also won two WCHA reg­u­lar-sea­son ti­tles un­der Sauer and five WCHA play­off crowns. He pre­vi­ously spent 11 years at his alma mater Colorado Col­lege.

Sauer was named head of the U.S. Na­tional Sled Hockey Team in 2011.

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