Saturday, June 22, 2013

Drayton Valley Hires Associate Coach

Press Release

 The Drayton Valley Thunder are proud to announce the hiring of Michael George as their Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager. Michael has been the Assistant Coach for the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the past three seasons.

Prior to coaching, Michael played three seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Battleford Stars from 2003-2006. An elite player, Michael was a two time first team all star and league MVP runner up. Michael received a Division 1 scholarship to Lake Superior State after his career with the Stars concluded. Later, he went on to play professionally with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League and attended the training camp of the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Upon completion of his playing career, Michael decided to continue his passion for hockey and pursue a position in coaching. In addition to his outstanding hockey resume, Michael is also a professional trainer, which adds to the development of our players both on and off the ice.

Michael and his wife Beverly, daughter Layla and son Jager will be relocating to Drayton Valley  in the coming weeks. Michael's initiation to the Thunder will start when he joins Coach Mueller for our summer camp in July.

The Drayton Valley Thunder would like to welcome Michael and his family to the organization and to the community of Drayton Valley. The Thunder are very excited to have him start this season behind the bench!

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