All the best to former Assistant Coach James Ouimet who has decided that he will not stay on again this season wanting to get on with life after hockey. Ouimet spent the last three seasons on the bench with Barry Wolff, Dale Hladun and Craig Mohr.
I'm not sure the fans realize just how much time you have to spend doing the AC job. But here at RN we do and thank him for it.
Several of the Ghostriders are skating at Coach Mohr's "Conditioning Camp that will finish up tomorrow. The players will now move on to Main Camp
Main Camp Schedule
Friday Aug 28
Saturday August 29
Sunday August 30
Time Heals All Wounds
In other news... the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks have brought on Bill Birks as an assistant coach. You may remember a few years ago BV Head Coach Terry Jones and a few of his players stopped the Jr A Trail Smoke Eater's bus from leaving their parking lot as a protest over the 30 day suspension of Ryan Edwards levied by the aforementioned Birks who was the boss in Trail at the time. Edwards wanted to move down a level and play back in BV but Birks didn't like how it all went down so he suspended him for 30 days, and BC Hockey did nothing at all about it, and kept the player out of the game for a month, cause hockey is #1 . * Read that story Here
Anyway.... a few years later we find that Bill Birks is now on the BV coaching staff and the KIJHL has enacted the CJHL and Birks' 30 day suspension rule, cause it worked so well. Read the Press release from the KI web site here and see the three amigos arm in arm in the accompanying photo.
Never say never... I never say. *Read my thoughts on the KIJHL's and the CJHL's 30 day suspension guidelines here
The Wolff is at the door
Congratulations to former Ghostrider Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff . Barry was in the news this week when he was named as an assistant Coach in the upcoming Jr A Challenge .
Below is the story.
Wolff, 48, will make his second appearance with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, having been an assistant coach in 2010. Wolff has been head coach and general manager of Coquitlam Express for the past three seasons, leading the team to the BCHL championship in 2014. He also won the BCHL championship with the Surrey Eagles in 2005. Wolff was a guest coach evaluator for Canada West in preparation for the 2014 World Junior A Challenge.
Full Press Release is Here