Hershey Bears Alumni: Wendell Young

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wendell Young

12 wins, 0 losses and a Calder Cup Championship in 1988. It was an unbelievable run for the Hershey Bears and Goaltender Wendell Young. The single season spent in Hershey produced the greatest playoff performance ever by a professional goalie.
During the regular season, Young led the AHL with 33 wins and turned in a solid 2.77 GAA. However, it couldn't compare to the 12-0 record with a 2.19 GAA.
Now Young begins his third year as the Chicago Wolves assistant coach, while continuing to serve as the team’s executive director of team relations. He previously served as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames from 2001-2003. Young is the only man in hockey history to win all four major North American championships: the Stanley Cup, Turner Cup, Calder Cup and Memorial Cup.
The 42-year-old was a member of the 1981 Kitchener Rangers Memorial Cup team, the 1988 Hershey Bears Calder Cup Championship squad and the 1998 and 2000 Wolves Turner Cup Championship clubs. Young and his wife Paula reside in the Northwest Chicago suburbs with their daughter Gabrielle and sons Matt and Jack.