For the first time in over 40 years the Portage Terriers will have a new equipment manager working behind the scenes this coming season.
On May 8, 2020 long time trainer Geno Romanow passed away at the age of 78. Stepping into the role is Terrier Alumni Ed Larkin.
“I’m not Geno and I’m not going to try to be Geno. I’m me” says Larkin. “Everybody loved Geno. He actually worked for me for 20 years at the golf course, so I knew him really well. I was happy to take the position Blake [Spiller] offered me.”
Larkin grew up Northeast of Portage in Marquette and played his minor hockey in Poplar Point. He then played right wing for the Terriers for their first two years in the MJHL from 1967—69.
After his junior hockey career, he stayed in the community working at a variety of jobs including pumping gas, driving truck, and now currently for Go Green.
Since his playing days he has paid close attention to the team. “I’ve followed the Terriers close and have had season tickets for many years. I could have been on the board, but I would rather be involved with the team in the background. I enjoy the game and want to be a part of it.”
With training camp starting on September 25, Larkin is looking forward to different aspects of the new role. “Just being closer to the game. Getting to know the guys and the coaching staff.”
Welcome to the Portage Terriers Ed!