Thursday, April 7, 2011

Warriors Looking For New Head Coach

The Moose Jaw Warriors as we speculated a few weeks ago are looking for a new Head Coach after G.M. Alan Millar elected not to renew the contract of Dave Hunchak.

Hunchak's time with Moose Jaw was interesting. He was behind the bench for 4 years and was passed over for the GM job when the tribe brought in Millar from the OHL. Despite winning 40 games this year, just the 3rd coach in Moose Jaw history to do it, he wasn't the GM's choice so it's not shocking. Not winning a playoff round in 4 years is the stock answer you will likely get about why the decision was made.

As for the future of Assistant Coach Trevor Weisgerber, TPS was told a while ago that he has an option for next year, but it's a team option. Mike Vandenberghe joined the team midway through the season after a stint in Brandon, is likely a free agent, but we have been told that the Warriors really liked what he brought to the team. Is it enough to earn him a shot a the head job? Or will he and Weisgerber resurface on another WHL bench? Their fate is being decided as I write this in meeting with the GM.

One other note from the Warriors, start forward Quentin Howden signed with the Florida Panthers. The forward who suited up for Canada at the WJC scored 40 goals this year and put up 79 points.

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