Peters hired as Rockford coach
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team has named Bill Peters Head Coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.
Peters joins the IceHogs after serving the past three years as Head Coach of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, where he led the Chiefs to the 2008 Memorial Cup Championship. He was also recently named Head Coach for Canada’s National Men’s World Junior Under-18 team, which will compete in the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial August 12-16 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.>> team release
Peters is a very good hire by the 'Hawks. He's climbed the WHL ranks very quickly, coaching only the past three seasons in Spokane as a head coach, and was in the Canadian university hockey system as recently as the lockout.
Another coach on the rise.