Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Slammers hire familiar face as Head Coach

Press Release

Not long after it was made known that Slammers Head Coach Jason Tatarnic would not be behind the bench for the Slammers in 2013-14, team President Amdrew McCain announcced on Tuesday that former Slammers Justin Bowers would take on the role. 

Justin is a familiar face to the Slammer fans from his outstanding career as a championship-winning team captain. Since he graduated from the Slammers program, he has gone on to success at the university and professional levels. After enjoying a solid University career with the St. Thomas Tommies, Bowers enjoyed stints with several ECHL, AHL and CHL clubs.

"During all the years Justin has maintained contact with us showing a keen interest in the team", said McCain in a release. "Justin is a leader having worn a letter throughout his entire career.  From the time we drafted him, he has bled Slammer green. He has always been a student of the game and although this is his first coaching assignment, his hockey knowledge, professional experience and enthusiasm for the project at hand led to a unanimous vote from the selection committee".

“I am very excited about this opportunity and my return to Woodstock. There will be a few bumps in the road as I learn this craft, but the support staff that the team is providing will help me adapt to coaching life. I look forward to seeing all the great Woodstock fans again and starting the process of building another championship team” commented Justin Bowers.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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