Subscription options:


Font Size:
chadICE

ICE hire assistant coachPosted: July 10, 2012

Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, July 9 announced the club has hired Chad Kletzel as their new assistant coach. Kletzel, who has signed a two-year contract with a club option for a third year, replaces Todd Johnson who was named head coach for the University of Regina Men’s Hockey Team in April.

“It is very exciting for our organization to have Chad join our coaching staff. He is a teacher by trade so he will be able to relate to the needs and wants of today’s generation of hockey players. Chad also played in our League as has coached at different levels of minor hockey which will definitely be an asset to our Club,” Chynoweth said.

“Chad is very passionate to begin coaching in the Western Hockey League. Our players will benefit a great deal from his playing experiences and his knowledge of the game,” commented newly-hired head coach Ryan McGill.

Kletzel played three seasons in the WHL with the Edmonton ICE (1996-1997 with current head coach Ryan McGill) and Lethbridge Hurricanes (1997-1999). He also won a RBC Cup national championship with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 1999-2000. Chad also played three years with the University of Lethbridge (2001-2004) and achieved two degrees during his tenure at the U of L; a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education. For the past four years he has been coaching with the Lethbridge Athletic Association, including last year as head coach of the Midget AAA team.

Chad is a native of Indus, Alberta. Hewill be joining the ICE on July 30.

The club also announced that assistant coach Jerry Bancks will return for his third season with the club.

Kootenay ICE

Tags:
Author:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More Stories

LesCliffordMemFund

Fund established to help Kimberley family

> Read More
DnrWhiteChallenge

Challenge highlights food access issues

> Read More
OpXmasChild

Volunteers step up for Operation Christmas Child

> Read More
Toastmasters

Toastmasters clubs celebrate International’s 90th anniversary

> Read More
Gerry Wilkie, RDEK  Director Area G, lives in Edgewater, BC

Wilkie eager to start another term

> Read More
KimCItyHall

Utility rate increases for Kimberley

> Read More
Tim Hortons Cheque Present 008

Smile Cookies nets $15,680 for regional hospital

> Read More
SD5logo

SD5 Board Notes

> Read More