Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJohn Cunniff
IN THE NEWS

John Cunniff

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
John Cunniff, who had a distinguished career as a coach both in the National Hockey League and in Olympic competition, has died. He was 57. Cunniff died Thursday night of throat cancer at Memorial Hospital near his home in Albany, N.Y., USA Hockey officials said Friday. A former head coach of the NHL's New Jersey Devils, Cunniff was an assistant coach to Kevin Constantine with the team when he left in February to battle the cancer.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
John Cunniff, who had a distinguished career as a coach both in the National Hockey League and in Olympic competition, has died. He was 57. Cunniff died Thursday night of throat cancer at Memorial Hospital near his home in Albany, N.Y., USA Hockey officials said Friday. A former head coach of the NHL's New Jersey Devils, Cunniff was an assistant coach to Kevin Constantine with the team when he left in February to battle the cancer.
Advertisement
SPORTS
November 7, 1989
Citing uninspired play and the need for "a change of direction," the New Jersey Devils Monday fired Coach Jim Schoenfeld and replaced him with assistant coach John Cunniff. Cunniff was a coach for the Hartford Whalers and Boston Bruins before joining the Devils in May. Details of his contract were not available. Schoenfeld, 37, coached the Devils to the Stanley Cup semifinals two seasons ago, but the team dropped to 27-41-12 last season and failed to make the playoffs.
SPORTS
November 7, 1989
Citing uninspired play and the need for "a change of direction," the New Jersey Devils Monday fired Coach Jim Schoenfeld and replaced him with assistant coach John Cunniff. Cunniff was a coach for the Hartford Whalers and Boston Bruins before joining the Devils in May. Details of his contract were not available. Schoenfeld, 37, coached the Devils to the Stanley Cup semifinals two seasons ago, but the team dropped to 27-41-12 last season and failed to make the playoffs.
SPORTS
May 2, 1989 | Associated Press
Terry O'Reilly, known for his hard work and rough playing style as a Boston Bruin, resigned Monday after nearly three seasons as the Bruins' coach to spend more time with his family. "To do your best at this job takes total, total commitment," he said. "I recognize that and I have to say, 'Not right now.' " General Manager Harry Sinden said Mike Milbury, coach last season of Boston's American Hockey League team in Maine, and current Boston assistant John Cunniff were the only candidates to replace O'Reilly, but others could materialize.
SPORTS
March 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The New Jersey Devils fired Coach John Cunniff and brought back former coach Tom McVie. McVie, 55, coached the Devils in 1983-84 and went 15-38-7 before being replaced by Doug Carpenter the next season. McVie has coached the Devils' Utica farm team in the American Hockey League the last four seasons.
SPORTS
February 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Recently fired coach Larry Robinson is returning to the New Jersey Devils as an assistant while John Cunniff undergoes treatment for a recurrence of throat cancer. Cunniff, who became an assistant under Kevin Constantine when Robinson was fired Jan. 28, spent the last two weeks as an assistant to Herb Brooks on the U.S. Olympic team that won a silver medal at Salt Lake City.
SPORTS
October 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
New Jersey Devil Coach John Cunniff knew where his team was deficient last season. The Devils' power play efficiency operated at 19%, 15th in the NHL. "We spent a lot of time working on it," said Cunniff after his team had scored on its first three power plays and beat the Minnesota North Stars, 5-2, at East Rutherford, N.J. The Devils were three for seven on power plays for the night. Kirk Muller scored the opening goal and added two assists.
SPORTS
November 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Greg Paslawski's fluke goal 46 seconds into overtime gave the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night at Winnipeg. Paslawski's shot hit the foot of defenseman Doug Liudster and ricocheted past goaltender Steve Weeks for the victory. The Jets also got goals from Paul Fenton and Gord Donnelly. Liudster and Jim Sandlak scored for the Canucks, who outshot Winnipeg, 31-20.
SPORTS
November 1, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Herb Brooks lost the battle to keep NHL players out of the Olympics. But as coach of the 2002 U.S. men's hockey team--which will be stocked with NHL stars--Brooks believes he can help win the fight to promote development of U.S. players. "A lot of people debated the question of pros in the Olympic Games, and I don't take that back at all. But that side lost the debate," said Brooks, who coached the 1980 U.S.
SPORTS
May 2, 1989 | Associated Press
Terry O'Reilly, known for his hard work and rough playing style as a Boston Bruin, resigned Monday after nearly three seasons as the Bruins' coach to spend more time with his family. "To do your best at this job takes total, total commitment," he said. "I recognize that and I have to say, 'Not right now.' " General Manager Harry Sinden said Mike Milbury, coach last season of Boston's American Hockey League team in Maine, and current Boston assistant John Cunniff were the only candidates to replace O'Reilly, but others could materialize.
SPORTS
May 11, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two weeks before the French Open, Andre Agassi appears to be in top form. So does Andy Roddick. Agassi defeated Albert Costa, 6-2, 6-2, and Roddick eliminated Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 7-6 (2), Friday to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open at Rome. It's the first time two U.S. men are in the final four at this clay-court tournament since 1993. In today's semifinals, Agassi will face Jiri Novak, who defeated James Blake of the United States, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4.
SPORTS
December 23, 1989 | DAN HAFNER
In recent years the Buffalo Sabres have looked great on paper, but not too sharp on the ice. However, under first-year Coach Rick Dudley, they are beginning to look good on the ice, too. Although they haven't played in many important games for sometime, they responded willingly in a showdown with Montreal Friday night at Buffalo. But they allowed Shayne Corson to get free and he scored with just two seconds left in regulation to get the Canadiens a 2-2 tie.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|