Ryan Riordan profiles new Butler hockey coach Mike Guentner.
"When Mike Guentner took over the head coaching duties of the Butler Area High School varsity hockey team midway through the 2011-12 season, the Golden Tornado was in the midst of a 1-21 season.
Now, more than two years later, Guentner has left the program in much better shape, as his former teammate and assistant coach, Patrick Hammonds, takes over what was one of the better teams in PIHL Class AAA last season.
"I think there was a lack of structure before Mike and I arrived," said Hammonds, a 2003 Butler graduate who has been an assistant with the Golden Tornado the past two seasons. "When you're a district as large as ours, and you don't have the wins, people wonder what's going on and it's usually a lack of structure.
"But that's significantly improved. Looking at us now, we have the right people in place and we've had success.""