The Lethbridge Hurricanes are pleased to announce the hiring of Bryan Maxwell as Assistant Coach, joining Head Coach Drake Berehowsky and Mike Craig behind the bench.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to start coaching again” commented Maxwell. “I really enjoyed coaching and making a difference with the players and I feel it’s been kind of wasted lately not being able to help in the area, but I’m so excited to help turn this thing around and help get us going in the right direction.”
Maxwell spent more than a dozen years coaching in the WHL, being named WHL Coach of the Year with Spokane in the 1991-92 season. He coached the Hurricanes for six years from 1995-96 to 2002-03. During his time in Lethbridge, Maxwell compiled a record of 397-382-69and he’s thrilled to be getting back to what he says he was meant to do. “I’m really looking forward to working with the defense, so I don’t feel it’s a challenge, I feel it’s what I know and it’s what I was supposed to do.
General Manager Brad Robson couldn’t be happier to have Maxwell back with the club. “Bryan gives us lots of coaching experience, his expertise has always been well known for schooling and putting defensemen in the NHL and pro levels over the years. Bryan’s leadership and coaching ability will improve our hockey club defensively and working with the penalty kill will also help our club moving forward.” Robson went on to say “with Bryan’s hiring and the recent hiring of Peter (Anholt), both men give us lots of experience in coaching and more importantly mentorship for everyone on and off the ice.”
Head Coach Drake Berehowsky echoes Robson’s comments saying “Bryan brings a wealth of knowledge to our hockey club. He’s coached kids at this level and winning starts with a strong defense.”
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)