Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Vandenberghe Re-Ups with Warriors

(from http://www.mjwarriors.ca/)

Warriors Director of Hockey Operations Alan Millar announced this morning that the hockey club has resigned Assistant Coach Mike Vandenberghe to a new multi year contract.

Mike joined the Warriors in December 2010 after spending the first part of the 2010-11 WHL season with the Brandon Wheat Kings as Interim Assistant Coach.

“Mike was an excellent addition to our coaching staff last December. We are pleased to have resigned Mike to a new contract and look forward to his continued efforts on our new coaching staff under Head Coach Mike Stothers,” said Alan Millar.

Mike is a WHL alumnus playing 4 years as a defenseman with both the Wheat Kings and the Medicine Hat Tigers. Following his 4 year WHL career, Mike played 8 seasons of professional hockey in both the ECHL (’93-97) and the WPHL (’97-2000). Mike also played 1 year of CIS hockey with the Brandon Bobcats (’92-93).

Mike began his coaching career with the UHL’s Knoxville Speed as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations in 2001. Other career coaching highlights include: Assistant Coach, Team West, World U-17 Challenge in 2007; Head Coach/General Manager, Notre Dame Jr. A Hounds, 2004-2009; Head Coach, Team West, World U-17 Challenge in 2010; Assistant Coach, University of Regina Cougars (CIS), 2009-10.

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