PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Lorne
Molleken resigned Friday to become coach and general manager of the
Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.
Molleken first coached Saskatoon from 1991-95 and was the
league's coach of the year in 1994. He later coach of the Chicago
Blackhawks and was later an assistant with the San Jose Sharks.
Molleken led the Blades to a 170-101-17 record and reached the
Memorial Cup finals in 1992 and '94.
Molleken returned to the NHL as an assistant under Eddie Olczyk,
who became coach of the Penguins last season.