Chicago Wolves director of hockey operations/senior advisor Gene Ubriaco is a hockey legend whose life has intersected with so many other legends over the course of his 70-plus years in the game.
He grew up in Sault Ste. Marie with Phil and Tony Esposito. He played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Oakland Seals and Chicago Blackhawks. He coached Mario Lemieux’s 199-point season with the Penguins. As the coach of the Atlanta Knights, he championed goaltender Manon Rheaume when she became the first woman to play in a regular-season men’s professional game.
He coached Italy’s team in the Olympics. He joined forces with Stan Mikita in the 1970s to found the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association — and he continues to support AHIHA today.
After helping so many new hockey franchises get off to successful starts, Gene was hired to be the Chicago Wolves first head coach in 1994 and he has been an important part of our organization ever since.
To celebrate the man who has given so much to the Wolves and hockey, we have created The Ubies: Chicago Wolves Fan Choice Awards for our team based on votes from the fans who mean so much to him.
Please watch each video below and make your voice heard by voting for your favorite! We will reveal one winner each week on our social media platforms. Voting starts today and will last until Wednesday, June 2.
BEST PREGAME ROUTINE
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR