Tony Curtale

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Tony Curtale
Born (1962-01-29) January 29, 1962 (age 58)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
NHL Draft 31st overall, 1980
Calgary Flames
Playing career 19801987

Anthony Glenn Curtale (born January 29, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional ice hockey player and was most recently the head coach of the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the North American Hockey League. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round, 31st overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

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Curtale played only two games in his National Hockey League career, for the Flames in 1980–81 as a late season call-up from his junior hockey club, the Brantford Alexanders. He would spend the rest of his playing career in the minors, playing for the Colorado Flames for two seasons, before joining the Peoria Rivermen until his retirement in 1987.

After his playing career, Curtale later served as the head coach of the Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) from 1995 to 1997 and then the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 1997 to 1999. He returned to the NAHL with the Texas Tornado from 1999 until 2007 and lead the team to long string of success with four Robertson Cup Championships. He returned to the Tornado after coaching in the youth leagues in 2011 and lead the team to a fifth league championship. When he left again in 2013, he was the winningest head coach in NAHL history. In 2016, he was hired by the NAHL's Wichita Falls Wildcats as head coach, [1] however, he was indefinitely suspended by the team that November. [2] He was released by the Wildcats on December 1. [3]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1978–79St. Clair FalconsMNHL634263105150
1979–80 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 5910354522750444
1980–81 Brantford AlexandersOHL59147185141614526
1980–81 Calgary Flames NHL 20000
1981–82 Brantford AlexandersOHL36173249118812335
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 40228
1982–83 Colorado Flames CHL74722296151016
1983–84 Peoria Prancers IHL 20002
1983–84 Colorado FlamesCHL54320238060442
1984–85 Peoria RivermenIHL5053136811717843
1985–86 Peoria RivermenIHL70751581161113457
1986–87 Peoria RivermenIHL7282129126
NHL totals20000
CHL totals1281042521411516716
IHL totals194201031233252821012100

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References

  1. "Tony Curtale Signs as Wildcats Head Coach". OurSports Central. July 20, 2016.
  2. "TONY CURTALE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY". Wichita Falls Wildcats. November 15, 2016.
  3. "Wichita Falls parts ways with head coach Tony Curtale". NAHL. December 2, 2016.