Valley Jr. Warriors
VJW Alum John McCarthy Retiring After 11-Year Pro Career

Valley Jr. Warriors alum and Barracuda Captain John McCarthy retiring due to health reasons. The 11-Year professional hockey veteran will remain in hockey doing what he loves and join the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate Barracuda coaching staff.

"John has accomplished a lot in the game of hockey; he's an NCAA National Champion, he's represented the U.S. in the Olympics, he's played in the NHL, and he's been captain in the AHL," said Barracuda General Manager Joe Will. "John has helped set a standard for our young players, leading the Barracuda to the playoffs in all four years since the team relocated, helping prepare our young players for the next level, and showing them what it takes to be a pro. It's only fitting that he's now going to join our coaching staff and begin another chapter in his great career. We couldn't be more excited about him joining Chaser (Michael Chiasson) and Bones (Jimmy Bonneau) on our coaching staff."


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