Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Troy Ryan will take over the Tigers reins

Press Release

Tigers’ President, Lionel Ahier, announced today that Troy Ryan will take over the Tigers’ reins as Head Coach and General Manager. The appointment follows an extensive search that was conducted by Tiger administrators and executive.

“Mr. Ryan brings to our organization the history of winning that we plan to develop here.” said Ahier. “He has the wealth of experience as a coach, a manager and a scout, and has earned the kind of success that we are looking for. Whether it has been through instructing, organizing or promoting, Troy has found ways to develop, improve and support his teams.” Ahier said that the Tiger executive was impressed by Ryan’s experience, knowledge and commitment to building competitive programs. “What is most important to us here in Campbellton is his ability to improve programs by attracting, developing and keeping quality players.”

Ryan’s hockey resume is both extensive and impressive. As a player, he has competed in the MJAHL (now the MHL) with the Halifax Mooseheads as well with Saint Mary’s and UNB in the AUS. He has coached three MHL teams including the Pictou County Weeks Crushers, the Antigonish Bulldogs and the Metro Marauders. With the Marauders, he also served as president and general manager. On three occasions he has been named as MHL coach of the year. His hockey experience has been reinforced by his lengthy and varied involvement with Canada Games plus Junior A and Under-17 international competitions.  At the university level, he served as assistant coach of the Acadia Axemen and most recently as head coach of the St. Thomas Tommies. Although this experience provided Ryan with a wealth of hockey smarts, he has also worked hard to obtain High Performance  levels I and II coaching certification through the Canadian Coaching Certification program.

In a further comment about Ryan’s resume, Ahier summed up how the Tiger executive felt about Ryan’s decision to come to Campbellton. “Throw into the mix the fact that Troy has been formally recognized for community service as well as for volunteerism and it clearly shows that what we [the Tigers] and this community are getting is the complete package. We hope that everyone, especially our loyal Tiger fans, will join us in welcoming Mr. Ryan to our beautiful area.” 

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

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