The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is proud to announce that its 2010-2011 Coach of the Year is Bob Beatty of the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
Beatty successfully guided the Ice Wolves to a regular season best record of 42-14-0-2 and then led them to a second straight Credit Union Cup title as they defeated the Yorkton Terriers in a hard fought seven game series.
In addition to his duties with the Ice Wolves this season, Beatty was also an assistant coach for Team West at the World Under-17 challenge held in Winnipeg.
This year’s award is Beatty’s second straight and his fourth overall as he also was given the distinction in the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 season with the Humboldt Broncos.
The SJHL Coach of the Year is chosen by the 12 coaches in the league who have one vote. Other finalists were Trent Cassan of the Yorkton Terriers and Dean Brockman of the Humboldt Broncos.
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