Behind the ECHL Benches – Pat Curcio, San Francisco Bulls


Born Sept. 6, 1973 in North York, Ontario, Pat Curcio spent 10 years playing professional hockey in the ECHL (Dayton Bombers, Charlotte Checkers and Hunstville Blast), Colonial Hockey League (Saginaw Wheels and Brantford Smoke) and in Europe (Milan Devils, Wedemark Scorpions, Ravensburg EV, Hannover Scorpions and Bayreuth ESV).


Curcio began coaching in 2001, working with teams including the Pickering Panthers, London Knights, Utah Grizzlies and Salut Ste. Marie Greyhounds. In 2009, Curcio organized the Euro Can Cup at London’s John Labatt Centre. The round-robin tournament pitted London Knights alumni against EHC Munich, Linz Black Wings and EV Zug, and raised more than $35,000 for the American and Canadian Spinal Cord Research’s Shoot for a Cure campaign. Curcio has a 12-year-old son, Brandon, and is married to Elouise Bird-Curcio.