The Prince George Spruce Kings have hired Colin Minardi has the team’s new Associate Coach. Minardi replaces now former Associate Coach Jessie Leung. Leung has stepped down due to personal reasons. “It’s not the ideal situation when you have to make a coaching change part way through the season but that being said there are things in life much more important than the game of hockey. Jessie is leaving for personal reasons and we wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors”, says GM Mike Hawes.
Minardi, 28, played at several different levels including Finlandia University (NCAA), Selkirk College, and Concordia University. Minardi has been coaching through the midget ranks in the Okanagan before taking the job here in Prince George.
“This opportunity does open the door for another good young coach and we are excited to add Colin to our program” says Hawes. “Colin has a lot of playing experience including a stint under Alex with Selkirk College. They are very familiar with each other and that was a great selling point for me. I think Colin will transition quickly into what we’re doing here and I’m excited to see him working with our coaches to make our players better”.
The Spruce Kings next matchup is scheduled for Friday night at the RMCA against the Nanaimo Clippers, and Saturday night against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Tickets are on sale.
If you have any further questions, contact the Spruce Kings office at 250-564-1747.