Serge Gambucci, a legend in the North Dakota hockey and tennis world, died in Grand Forks on Tuesday night. He was 91 years old.
Gambucci coached Grand Forks Central to 10 consecutive state hockey championships and has been one of the state’s most influential hockey figures.
He is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and an arena in Grand Forks bears his name. The trophy that goes to the best hockey team in town also bears his name.
Gambucci also coached the Knights to multiple state tennis championships as well.
Gambucci played a significant role in developing hockey in North Dakota, which will see three of its alums play in the Frozen Four this weekend.
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