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Gerald Coleman retires from hockey

By Jake Edmonds 8:04 PM August 2, 2014
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Alaska Aces goalkeeper Gerald Coleman is retiring from hockey after dealing with a hip problem over the last three seasons.

“The doctors told me that I shouldn’t play anymore just because the way my hip is,” said Coleman. “And now that I’m getting older I wanted to turn to other things in my life knowing that there’s life after hockey.”

Coleman was a pivotal part of the team, especially during the 2014 Kelly Cup Finals where he took over full-time for an injured Olivier Roy. Prior to the finals series against Cincinnati, the two keepers had been splitting up their time.

The 29-year-old spent nine seasons playing professional hockey, four of which were with the Aces. Now that his hockey career is finished, Coleman is switching out his skates for books.

“I’m kind of starting my life over where I’m going back to school, just going back to college and start a new career in physical therapy,” he said.

It is a bittersweet feeling for Coleman. On the one hand, he will no longer be playing the sport he loves. On the other, he is going out a winner.

“I can say I won as a champion,” he said. “I did the best I could and ended up winning the championship, so it kind of makes it a lot better knowing I went out as a champion.”

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