Larry Olimb Hockey Journey EP44

Super excited to have my next guest Larry Olimb on the show, as we were former teammates at the University of Minnesota, where I was privileged to see this guy operate on a daily basis and witness greatness in the making. This guy made hockey look effortless. A Warroad Minnesota native, Mr. Olimb made a name for himself as he climbed the youth hockey ladder, as someone that could control a game and seaming score at will. By the time he graduated from this small high school in northern Minnesota, he led the Warriors to 2 state tournament appearances and was awarded Mr. Hockey his senior year, which goes to the top male high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota. In 1987, he was drafted by the hometown Minnesota North Stars in the 10th round, 193 overall. In 1988, Larry would move down to the Twin Cities and began his college career at the University of Minnesota, where he continued to show his dominance putting up 24 goals, 56 assists for 80 points in his final college season. When his 4 years at the U came to an end, he ended up becoming the Gophers' all-time assists leader, surpassing the legendary John Mayasich. Mr. Olimb had a professional career that lasted 3 years before retiring from the sport. He's married, a father of 3, in the real estate game and most recently, was announced as the new coach for the Orono High School girls hockey team, so we have a lot to chat about. I hope you enjoy the conversation!!