Jo St. Pierre Returns
DAYTON, OH - Retirement just doesn't suit some guys.
The indestructible goaltender who helped the Watertown Wolves win the Commissioner's Cup in their inaugural season last year is back, this time in the net with the Dayton Demolition.
"I was debating retirement," Jo St. Pierre said. "Then had some heart issues so I felt I had no choice. Then I got cleared and got an itch."
St. Pierre had spoken to a few other teams before getting a call in January from Joe Pace Sr., new head coach and GM for the Demolition. "Pace Sr. just messaged me to see what I was doing and had Chad Bennett message me also. They ended up having the best deal for me."
Pace described how he communicated with St. Pierre to recruit him. "Hey, coach Joe here," Pace recalls. "I took over in Dayton. I want you to come win us a championship!"
In 2012 a major knee injury forced him to quit the Danville Dashers after only six games. He was questionable to ever play again, but didn't want to retire due to injury. "I didn't want to live always thinking about the what-ifs," St. Pierre said. Intensive physical therapy and a strong desire to compete saw him return to Danville in February of 2014 to the delight of Dashers' fans. "You're the ones who brought me back," he told the fans in a Dashers' press release. "You made it possible."
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