The Prince George Spruce Kings are excited to announce the hiring of Lucas Gore as the team’s new goaltender coach.
The 26 year old Gore currently resides in Kamloops and will be making regular visits to Prince George to work with the team’s goaltenders.
Gore had a stellar junior hockey career playing one season for the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL before playing over 140 games in the Western Hockey League over four seasons for the Chilliwack Bruins where he was teammates for three seasons with current Spruce King’s assistant coach Ryan Howse and Spruce King’s alumni and current Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning. After his WHL career Gore played four seasons of Canadian University hockey at the University of Regina.
“We are thrilled to have Lucas come on board with the Spruce Kings to work with our goaltenders. He comes highly recommended by our former goaltender consultant and current Kamloops Blazers goaltender coach Dan DePalma who had nothing but good things to say about Lucas and his passion for helping young goaltenders. Lucas had a tremendous track record as a player and is not that far removed from playing which will allow him to relate very closely to today’s goalies” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
“I’m definitely excited. Since my playing career ended I’ve always wanted to get involved in coaching. I’ve done some work around Kamloops with the Junior B and Major Midget teams, so I’m excited to take the next step with the Spruce Kings. This is the first full team job I’ve had, but with being a recent player I think I’ll be able to relate to the goalies pretty well and help them improve,” said new Spruce Kings goaltender coach Lucas Gore.