The Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League have announced that assistant coach Brett Ferguson has left the team to join the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
"The USHL is about development and opportunity not only for players but for coaches as well," said Buccaneers head coach Regg Simon. "The chance for Brett to go from our league to one level below the NHL was too good of an opportunity and our entire organization is excited for him."
Ferguson, who was added to the Des Moines staff in early September, will join the Crunch as their video coordinator. He was assisting with on ice practices, pre-game preparation, and scouting for the Buccaneers.
"It's a bitter-sweet opportunity and it's tough to move because I think it's a great group of character players we have here this season" said Ferguson. "I'll always be a Buc at heart and am grateful for the opportunity I was provided with in Des Moines."
Ferguson will leave the Buccaneers immediately to make the move to Syracuse, New York.
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