Texas Stars Hire Doug Lidster as Assistant CoachJuly 6, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) Texas Stars
Lidster, 51 (born Oct. 18, 1960), was the hockey director for the Victory Honda AAA youth program in suburban Detroit the last five years. He also served a stint as the assistant coach for Canada's women's national hockey team in 2009-10, where he helped guide the team to the Four Nations Cup Championship, as well as an Olympic Gold Medal and an MLP Cup Championship. Prior to his time with Victory Honda and Team Canada, he was the head coach of the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League.
Lidster was an assistant coach with Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League in 2002-03, the first season during which new Texas Stars head coach Willie Desjardins was the Tigers' bench boss. With Medicine Hat, he helped guide the team to the second round of the WHL Playoffs.
"We are pleased to add Doug Lidster to our coaching staff," said White. "He and Willie Desjardins have a history of working well together, and he clearly has fantastic experience as a player and as a coach. We feel he'll be an outstanding asset to the club and we welcome him to the Texas Stars family."
The native of Kamloops, British Columbia, played in the NHL from 1984-1999 with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars. In 897 career games, he recorded 343 points (68 goals, 268 assists) and 679 penalty minutes. He played in a total of 80 Stanley Cup playoff games, including four with the Stars in the club's Stanley Cup championship run.
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