The Prince George Spruce Kings are pleased to announce that they have signed General Manager Mike Hawes to a 3 year contract extension. Hawes’ current 3 year contract is set to expire on May 31, 2018. The new contract will keep Hawes with the Spruce Kings until May 31, 2021.
Mike has been with the team for the past 13 seasons. He came on board as Associate Coach prior to the 2005/2006 season. After 2 seasons as Associate Coach he became Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for 4 seasons before being named General Manager part way through the 2010/2011 season.
Under Hawes as General Manager the Spruce Kings have compiled a 177(W) – 165 (L) – 14(T) – 32(OTL) regular season record over the past 7 seasons and have qualified for the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) playoffs in 6 of the 7 seasons.
“The Board of Directors is pleased to extend the contract of General Manager Mike Hawes for an additional three year term.” says Spruce Kings team President Rick Turgeon. “It is very important to have consistency in a hockey operation for recruiting players and retaining them. Hockey is a twelve month a year business and Mike has worked hard in the past and continues to put significant effort into building our program.”
“I’m excited to have signed an extension with the Spruce Kings. Having grown up in Prince George I have a lot of pride in the teams from the North and from our community. I feel this organization has come a long way in the past decade and has evolved into an organization that is well respected throughout our league and the junior hockey world. It has taken a lot of hard work by some very dedicated individuals but we are now a team that good players from throughout North America want to play for. I really look forward to continuing that evolution and progression and to continue moving this team forward over the next 3 seasons” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
For more information please contact the Spruce Kings office at 250 564-1747.