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Posted: June 12, 2020

Bucks hire Adam Stuart as assistant coach

The Cranbrook Bucks of the BC Hockey League (BCHL) are excited to announce that Adam Stuart has been named as an assistant coach.

Stuart and the Bucks have come to agreement on a two-year contract, which will begin with the 2020-2021 season.

Stuart spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the EDGE Midget Prep Team of the CSSHL. The Calgary, Alberta native played seven years of professional hockey before starting his coaching career. Before that, Stuart spent three seasons playing Junior “A” hockey including time in the BCHL.

Adam is the younger brother of Derek Stuart who is the current head coach and GM of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Kimberley Dynamiters.

“We are excited to add Adam to our staff for our inaugural season in Cranbrook,” said head coach and general manager Ryan Donald. “Adam stood out as young coach that is motivated to develop himself as well as the young men in our program. We were fortunate to have many quality candidates express interest in the position, but it was clear to us that Adam was the best fit for both our team and our community. His extensive professional experience, familiarity with the East Kootenay, and his passion for coaching stood out during the interview process and make him an excellent addition to our staff.”

Stuart, 31, grew up spending much of his time in Kimberley as much of his family still resides there.

“I am very excited to be joining the Bucks organization and family,” he said. “I strongly believe we can create a program that is competitive year in and year out and one the people of Cranbrook and surrounding area can be proud of. Ryan and Nathan (Lieuwen) have done a great job recruiting and I can’t wait to get this season underway.”

The Cranbrook Bucks wish to welcome Adam to the City of Cranbrook and the Bucks family.

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