Saturday, August 28, 2010

Spruce Kings add Bohmer, Garneau to coaching staff for 2010/11

Press Release

The British Columbia Hockey League’s Prince George Spruce Kings are pleased to announce a pair of additions to the club's Hockey Operations staff.

Joining the Spruce Kings organization as an assistant coach is long time Prince George resident Jason Garneau. Garneau has coached in the Prince George hockey circles for many years, having been head coach of pee wee, bantam and midget rep teams. He also has had extensive experience with BC Hockey’s Best Ever Program. Garneau was also a WHL scout for the past several years.

Also joining the staff as an assistant coach is former BCHL general manager and head coach Tom Bohmer. This will be Bohmer’s second stint with the Spruce Kings as he was previously an assistant coach with the team during the 2004/2005 season. He was most recently the general manager and head coach with the Quesnel Millionaires during the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 campaigns.

Prior to that, Bohmer was an assistant coach with the Penticton Vees during 2006/2007 season helping guide them to the BCHL Interior division championship. Bohmer now calls Prince George home and is looking forward to again working in the BCHL and for the Spruce Kings.

“We are very excited to be able to add two excellent hockey guys like Jason and Tom to our staff” commented Spruce Kings’ assistant general manager and director of player personnel Mike Hawes.

“It was important to us an organization to be able to hire local guys in the assistant coach position and we were very fortunate that Jason and Tom were both available. This will help solidify our hockey operations staff as we continue to move forward in the BCHL,” added Hawes.

Both Garneau and Bohmer will be at the Prince George Coliseum this Friday as the Spruce Kings training camp begins. Training camp runs Friday August 27th to Sunday August 29th culminating with the annual intra-squad game Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm. All training camp sessions are open to the public.

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