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Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Playing[edit | edit source]

Coaching[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L T Results
1973-74 New Westminster Bruins WCHL Assist 68 36 21 11 - 83 2nd West 11 5 6 - Lost Div Final
1974-75 New Westminster Bruins WCHL Assist 70 37 22 11 - 85 3rd West 18 12 6 - Won League
M-Cup Assist 2 2 0 - - - 1st 1 0 1 - Lost Final
1975-76 Butte Copper Kings SWHL Head 42 20 20 2 - 42 - -
New Westminster Bruins WCHL Assist 16 14 2 0 - 28 1st West 17 13 2 2 Won League
M-Cup Assist 2 1 1 - - - 2nd 2 1 1 - Lost Final
1976-77
(note)
Abbotsford Flyers BCJHL Head 68 28 37 3 - 59 4th Coast 5 1 4 - Lost Div Semi
New Westminster Bruins WCHL Assist part time 1st West 14 12 2 - Won League
M-Cup Assist 4 3 1 - - - 2nd 1 1 0 - Won Canada
1977-78
(note)
Abbotsford Flyers BCJHL Head - - -
New Westminster Bruins WCHL Assist part time 3rd West 21 18 3 - Won League
M-Cup Assist 4 2 2 - - - 2nd 1 1 0 - Won Canada
1978-79 Team Canada WJC Assist 3 1 2 0 - 2 3rd A 3 3 0 - Won Consolation
Calgary Wranglers WHL Head 72 28 38 6 - 62 3rd Cen 15 7 8 - Lost Div Final
1979-80 Calgary Wranglers WHL Head 72 43 27 2 - 88 2nd East 7 3 4 - Lost Div Qtr Final
1980-81 Calgary Wranglers WHL Head 72 46 24 2 - 94 2nd East 22 14 8 - Lost Final
1981-82 Calgary Wranglers WHL Head 72 41 29 2 - 84 4th East 9 5 4 - Lost Div Semi
1982-83 Team Canada WJC Assist 7 4 2 1 - 9 3rd - - - - -
Calgary Wranglers WHL Head 72 44 26 2 - 90 3rd East 16 9 7 - Lost Div Semi
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL Head 80 39 35 6 - 84 4th South 4 0 4 - Lost Div Semi
1984-85 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL Head 72 53 17 2 - 108 2nd East 10 5 5 - Lost Div Final
1985-86 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL Head 72 54 17 1 - 109 1st East 25 16 9 - Lost Final
1986-87 Regina Pats WHL Head 72 31 37 4 - 66 5th East 3 0 3 - Lost Div Qtr Final
1987-88 Regina Pats WHL Head 72 39 29 4 - 82 5th East 4 1 3 - Lost Div Qtr Final
1988-89 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL Head 72 25 43 4 - 54 7th East DNQ
1989-90 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL Head 36 13 20 3 - 29 - -
1990-91 Estevan Bruins SJHL Head 16 8 7 1 - 17 5th South DNQ
1991-92 Winston-Salem
Thunderbirds
ECHL Head 64 36 24 - 4 76 3rd East 5 2 3 - Lost Div Round 1
1992-93 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL Head 64 40 16 - 8 88 1st East 16 9 7 - Lost Final
1993-94 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL Head 68 38 23 - 7 83 3rd North 9 5 4 - Lost Regional Final
1994-95 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL Head 68 46 17 - 5 97 1st North 3 0 3 - Lost Round 1
1995-96 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 47 13 - 4 98 1st 13 8 5 - Won League
1996-97 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 66 48 12 - 6 102 1st West 4 1 3 - Lost Div Semi
1997-98 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 70 48 19 - 3 99 1st West 11 6 5 - Lost Div Final
1998-99 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 70 49 19 - 2 100 1st West 13 9 4 - Lost Final
1999-00 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 70 39 24 - 7 85 1st West 8 3 5 - Lost Div Final
2000-01 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 70 48 19 - 3 99 1st West 13 10 3 - Won League
2001-02 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 35 22 - 7 77 1st NW 4 1 3 - Lost Conf Semi
2002-03 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 37 20 - 7 81 1st NW 5 2 3 - Lost Conf Semi
2003-04 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 29 28 - 7 65 5th NW DNQ
2004-05 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 60 27 22 - 11 65 3rd NE DNQ
2005-06 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 35 24 - 5 75 3rd NW 7 3 4 - Lost Conf Semi
2006-07 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 35 21 - 8 78 2nd NW 14 7 7 - Lost Conf Semi
2007-08 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 28 30 - 6 62 3rd NW DNQ
2008-09 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL Head 64 39 18 - 7 85 2nd NE 6 2 4 - Lost Conf Semi

Note: Abbotsford was affiliated with New Westminster. In 1978, Sauter coached the last 24 regular season games for New Westminster, while Head Coach Punch McLean served a 25 game suspension. The Bruins, at the time, were in 4th place, 8 points out of a playoff spot. Sauter lead them to a 17-7 finish and into the playoffs.

Managing[edit | edit source]

Season Team League Position Finish Playoffs
1975-76 Butte Copper Kings SWHL General Manager - -
1981-82 Calgary Wranglers WHL General Manager 4th East Lost Div Semi Final
1986-87 Regina Pats WHL General Manager 5th East Lost Div Qtr Final
1987-88 Regina Pats WHL General Manager 5th East Lost Div Qtr Final

Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • President's Cup Western Canada Hockey League Championship (1975, 1976, 1977, & 1978)
  • Memorial Cup Canada Major Junior Championship (1977 & 1978)
  • Coached in World Junior Championship (1979 & 1983), winning Bronze Medal in 1983
  • WHL Coach of the Year (1980)
  • Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy WHL Coach of the Year (1985)
  • ECHL Coach of the Year (1992)
  • Central Hockey League Championship (1996 & 2001)
  • CHL Coach of the Year (1996)
  • Coached CHL All-Stars vs West Coast Hockey League All-Stars (2000 & 2001)
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