Friday, January 12, 2007

Fure hired as assistant in Marquette

Former Marquette Senior High School icer and Marquette Electricians assistant coach Adrian Fure has been hired to serve as an assistant coach with the Marquette Rangers.

Fure, 30, fills the vacancy left by new head coach Randy Enders, who replaced Leigh Mendelson on Dec. 29.

Fure enjoyed a successful junior and NCAA playing career. As a defenseman with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League for two seasons (1995-97), he served as team captain and was selected to play in the 1996-97 USHL All-Star game. With the Buccaneers, he turned in 18 goals and 53 assists for 71 points in 85 games.

His NCAA career was spent as a four-year player for Michigan Tech University. Fure served as assistant captain his sophomore and junior years before becoming team captain as a senior. Fure’s NCAA accolades include being voted MTU’s best defenseman, as well as making the Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic Team three seasons.

With the Huskies, he went 6-27-33 offensively in 122 games from 1997-2001. He also picked up 37 penalties for 77 minutes.

A Marquette native and 1994 MSHS grad, Fure also participated in football and tennis as a prep. He was a member of the National Honor Society.

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