AUSTIN, Texas — Two former Michigan Tech hockey players—Scott White (1985-89) and Josh Robinson (2008-12)—were part of this season's Calder Cup Championship run by the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. The Stars defeated the St. John's IceCaps, 4-3, in OT of Game 5 of the best-of-seven series to win the franchise's first ever Calder Cup on June 17, 2014.
White serves as the general manager of the Texas Stars as well as director of hockey operations for the NHL's Dallas Stars. He played hockey at Michigan Tech from 1985-89, amassing 20-73=93 in 154 games before embarking on a five-year professional career. He helped Greensboro to the 1990 East Coast Hockey League title and was named ECHL Defenseman of the Year in 1991-92. He finished with 275 career points on 63 goals and 212 assists in 230 combined regular season and playoff games. Following his playing career, White entered the coaching ranks with stints as an assistant at Michigan Tech (1994-99) and head coach with the ECHL's Colombia Inferno (2001-050.). He joined the Stars organization as the head of the hockey department for the Iowa Stars in 2005.
Robinson spent a majority of the regular season with the Stars with 15 appearances and a 6-6-0 record. He also spent time with the Stars ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, where he played in 23 regular season games with a 13-7-1 mark and a .911 save percentage. Following a stellar playoff run with the Steelheads that saw Robinson post a .943 save percentage and 2.07 goals against average in nine appearances, he joined the Stars for their Calder Cup run.