Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Prince Albert Raiders Renew Hockey Staff

Press Release

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - The Prince Albert Raiders Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Bruno Campese, Steve Young, Craig Bedard and Duane Bartley all have signed new 2 year contracts with the Western Hockey League organization through the 2011-12 season. Their current contracts were set to expire May 31, 2010.

"The Board undertook a complete review and unanimously voted to extend the contracts of Bruno Campese and the hockey staff for 2 years," said Team President Dale McFee. "We are pleased to come to terms with Bruno and his staff and look forward to further progress in our organization."

Campese will return as the Head Coach and General Manager. He was named the 11th Head Coach in the history of the organization on June 21,
2007 then was named General Manager of the organization on January 14, 2008.

"I am pleased the Board has agreed to extend the contracts of myself and the hockey staff," said Campese. "It gives us an opportunity to continue with the plan we have set out. We feel we have made progress in building a foundation and look to continue to grow and mature as we move forward."

Young will be promoted to the role of Associate Coach to go along with Assistant General Manager under his new contract with the Raiders. Young joined the team as Assistant Coach/Assistant GM on May 8, 2008.

"We are pleased to expand Steve's role to Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager," says Campese. "This will give Steve increased interaction and responsibility with our players and parents."

Bedard returns as Assistant Coach, a role he has had with the organization since July 9, 2007.

Athletic Therapist Duane Bartley is the longest serving member of the hockey staff, having joined the Raiders on July 31, 2001. Bartley is one of the longest serving Athletic Therapists in the WHL.

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